Adventure-seeking in Japan will sooner or later lead you into the majestic mountains that define the nation. And of the many ways to experience the tranquility and the excitement those peaks and valleys offer, few can compare to canyoning. Swimming, scrambling, leaping, and climbing along rocky crevices carved by millennia of alpine flows — canyoning delivers wilderness thrills while fostering deep bonds with nature, with your companions, and with your inner self.
Minakami in Gunma Prefecture is the premier destination for the sport; it has even been called the biggest canyoning destination in the world. It’s also home to Canyons, Japan’s longest running operator of canyoning tours. From this onsen town in Joshin’etsukogen National Park, Canyons operates premium private tours to deliver the ultimate adventure escape.
These adventure-tour experts curate the perfect course, duration, and difficulty level for each group, with world-class guides, equipment, and facilities all as standard. Hiking and rafting can be added to the mix, or you can choose an overnight adventure with a private glamping option at the Riverside Oasis Camp. For those who feel like feasting after a day in the wilderness, local produce and meat from Minakami’s award-winning butcher Ikufuudo make for an outstanding barbeque to complete the package.