Rafting and Okutama Fireworks Festival

2015 August 8 (Saturday)

Mitake/Okutama, Tokyo

An optional (but very nice) morning hike up to the peaks of Mt. Sougaku (756m) and Mt. Iwatakeishi (793m). Breathe some fresh air, and enjoy beautiful forest landscapes while hiking these two peaks. The hike is easy level and can be done (up and down) under 3 hours.

Rafting along the beautiful Tamagawa river with some cliff/rock jumps, raft slides and other boat fun here and there!

After rafting, put on your yukata or jimbe (if you have one) and let's go check out the local summer festival in Okutama. Enjoy the festival food, dance performances, and fireworks display to finish the day!

Another awesome summer adventure trip not to be missed!

Trip Itinerary

Hiking (Optional)

  • Meet on the train (Car No. 2 of Holiday Rapid Okutama departing at 6:46am from JR Shinjuku station)
  • Catch up on your sleep or chat with other members
  • Arrive at Mitake station at 8:06am
  • Meet the rest of the group
  • Orientation/safety briefing
  • Start the hike up to Mt. Sougaku (756m) and Mt. Iwatakeishi (793m) around 8:30am
  • Reach the peak of Mt. Sougaku around 10:15am
  • Reach the peak of Mt. Iwatakeishi around 11am
  • Enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery (without any trees blocking your view)
  • Short picnic lunch
  • Hike back down to Mitake station
  • Finish the hike around 1pm
  • Meet the rest of the group for some rafting adventure

Rafting and Fireworks Festival

  • Meet the group at Mitake station at 1:15pm
  • Walk to the rafting club base
  • Get the gear on
  • Safety talk and learn the basic paddling technique
  • Rafting (2pm-4:30)
  • Relax/have some drinks at club base deck
  • Head back to Tokyo or take the train to Okutama and enjoy the local festival and the fireworks display at 7pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Half-day rafting
  • All gear required for rafting (raft, paddle, wetsuit, life jacket, helmet, shoes, etc.)
  • Rafting guides/instructors
  • Accident insurance
  • 8% consumption tax
  • Chance to meet a lot of people and make new friends

Optional;

  • Hiking (1,500yen) *Includes guide and insurance

Not Included;

  • Train transportation
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Important Notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able to join.
  • Rafting first-timers and beginners are totally welcome!
  • The hike is easy level and can be done under 3.5 hours (up and down).
  • Please prepare/buy picnic lunch and drinks the night before if you're joining the hike.
  • The trip will proceed on time with or without you so please don't be late. Check your train times beforehand and spare some time as train connections can be complicated.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Clothes appropriate to the weather
  • Change of clothes
  • Hiking shoes or sports sneakers (if joining the hike)
  • Slippers or flip-flops
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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