Explore world heritage by river

Imagine this: crystal-clear water reflecting the lush Japanese landscape, your packraft gliding effortlessly downstream. The Kumano River, boasting some of Japan's clearest water, offers a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

This isn't just any river tour. The Kumano was once part of the official Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, steeped in history and cultural significance. Our experienced guides will share these fascinating stories as you navigate the tranquil waters.

First-time paddler? No worries! We offer customized courses to suit all skill levels. Experienced paddlers can push their limits on more challenging sections.

The true magic unfolds as you explore hidden coves and dramatic gorges accessible only by river. Witness breathtaking scenery that will leave you speechless.

We can do pick-ups and drop-offs to accommodations around the Shingu, Hongu, Koguchi and Kiho areas.


A Pioneer of Packrafting in Japan

Canyons has been at the forefront of adventure tourism, pioneering packrafting tours in Japan.

Small Group Tour

Experience exceptional adventures with our intimate tours! We limit packrafting groups to 6 participants, ensuring personalized attention and a deeper connection with nature.

Course Variations

Unleash your inner explorer! Canyons offers a range of packrafting adventures, from beginner-friendly to challenging, allowing you to choose the perfect course for your skill level. We're constantly developing new experiences, so there's always something to discover.

Internationally Certified Guide

Safety is our priority. Our expert guides boast international certifications and undergo continuous training to deliver unforgettable adventures.

Best Equipment

We equip you with the finest packrafting gear available, ensuring comfort and confidence as you navigate Japan's waterways.

If you would like to learn more about Canyons, check out the link below.


Fergus (canyoning guide) and Nana (guest service) are always welcome!!

Nana: Kiho Town is located on the border between Wakayama and Mie prefectures, and the water is very clean, and the atmosphere of the town is very calm and soothing.

Fergus: Kiho Town has friendly locals, canyons, mountain trails, world heritage sites and really cool beaches. I still have so much to explore.

Neighborhood Discount, OTONARIWARI Campaign.

2000 yen discount for residents of Mie, Wakayama and Nara Prefectures!

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