Tour Course

We offer a 6km boat ride from Benten Harbor to Tokimata Harbor in 35 minutes.
The boatman takes you through the torrential stream in the valley of Garyukyo Prefectural Park with amazing maneuvering technique.
Welcome to the refreshing boat ride that raises splashes of water and cheers every time the boat goes down rapids.
Please enjoy thrilling and adventuresome scenes of Yunose Rapids and Minabara Rapids.

 



●The tour leaves from Benten Harbor and arrives at Tokimata Harbor. It is 6km long, and lasts about 35 minutes,

● We usually operate on a reservation basis.
※Except the winter season, individual passengers can join the tour without a reservation if there are seats available.

● We can also offer tours at the following times with a reservation for 20 passengers or more, if everything is arranged for a tour:
9:00am
10:30am
11:30am
12:30pm
1:30pm
2:30pm
3:30pm
Please contact us for details.

 

Tour Fares

●General Passengers

Adult (middle school and older) 2,400 yen
Child (Elementary school) 1, 200 yen

※A preschooler or younger can ride free, if he/she is accompanied by an adult. One preschooler rides free with one adult. Otherwise, a preschooler is charged a fee for a child.

●We accept following credit cards: MasterCard, VISA, American Express

 

 

 

Tour Schedule

March 20~October 31 November 1~30 December 1~March 19
9:30am ※ 9:30am ※ December 1 End of February
The boat is heated with kotatsu heater.
10:00am 10:00am 10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm

A tour is offered on a reservation basis
with 10 passengers or more in total.

4:00pm - -

※ The 9:30am tour operates only when there are 10 passengers or more.
However, the tour is available for one passenger or more on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and from July 20 to September 15.

 

 

For passengers driving to the harbor

There is a free shuttle bus service from the landing place (Tokimata Harbor) back to the departure place (Benten Harbor). Please park your car at Benten Harbor and use a free shuttle bus service after the tour. The parking fees are as follows:


●Parking Fees ※Tax included
Standard-sized passenger car 400 yen
Mini bus 1,000 yen
Motorcycle 100 yen

 

 

For passengers on a bus tour

It is about a 20-minute bus ride from Benten Harbor (departing place) to Tokimata Harbor (landing place).
A parking fee is not necessary if the bus drops off passengers at Benten Harbor and proceeds to Tokimata Harbor to pick them up after the tour.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

● If you have large luggage, we deliver it to the harbor for 100 yen a piece.

● Passengers with a disability certificate get 10% discount upon presentation of the certificate.

● Cancellation fee may apply based on the following conditions:
※A day before: 30% On the day of the ride: 50%

● In order to secure passenger safety, we may cancel rides without prior notice due to heavy rain, thunder storm, strong winds or the water level of the river.

● Please understand that we will not be responsible for the cost of transportation to the meeting place or accommodation even if your tour is cancelled.

● We offer a student group rate. Please contact us for details.

What if it rains?
Don’t worry about rain!
We have rain covering on the boat for you to enjoy the ride even under the rainy sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Course

Benten Harbor → Kawasemi no Ie → Ajima Bridge → Benten Bridge → Suijin Bridge → Minamihara Bridge → Garyukyo Valley Park → Tenryu Bridge → Tokimata Harbor → Benten Harbor

●Please meet at Benten Harbor, where you will register and change clothes.

● We will then drive you to the starting point, Kawasemi no Ie (House of Kingfisher) in Ichida, where you will have a lecture on safety and puddling practice.

●Rafting starts at Kawasemi no Ie, going under Ajima, Benten and Suijin bridges. From Minamihara Bridge, we will go down the valley of Garyukyo Prefectural Park, passing Tenryu Bridge, landing at Tokimata Harbor.

●You will be taken back to Benten Harbor. There you can take a shower, change clothes, and the tour is over!

Boat tour course: 6km·Rafting tour course: 12km

 



 

Tour Schedule

May ~ October 12:00 noon
●The tour is 12km long, and lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes including a safety talk.
●For elementary school children and older only. Elementary school children must be accompanied by their guardian.

 

Tour Fare

Adult (middle school and older) 6,500 yen
Child (Elementary school) 5,000 yen
●We accept following credit cards: MasterCard, VISA, American Express

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

●You are required to buy insurance for 500 yen.

●Minimum number of passengers is 2.

● Cancellation fee may apply based on the following conditions:
※A day before: 30% On the day of the ride: 50%

●Please make a reservation at least two days prior to the day of the tour

●If we decide to cancel the tour, we will contact you by the evening of the day before the tour. (Sometimes we may have to change our plans on the day of the tour. In that case, we will make the best decision with you as we keep in touch.)

●It is also possible to postpone your tour if you wish. However, please understand that the cost of transportation to the meeting place and accommodation will be your responsibility.

●Rental waterproof action cameras (GoPro HERO3) are available. ※(GoPro rental: 2,000 yen, , Micro SD card: sold for the actual cost)

●Rafting suits are available for free rental. 

●At Benten Harbor, there is a locker room and shower room for both men and women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We provide helmets and life jackets. Please come ready to get wet (we recommend bathing suits or quick-dry clothes). If you wear glasses, please bring a strap for them. Passengers with contact lenses need goggles or disposable lenses. Please wear closed-back shoes or sandals. Drunk or pregnant persons cannot join the tour. A renewable-energy-powered bathing facility with a shower and a bathtub is available at Benten Harbor for free of charge. There is also Hot Apple, a municipal day-use hot spring facility, close by. (400 yen. Closed on the 2nd and 4th Mondays.)

●Safety Measures on the Tour Course
We are committed to thorough course confirmation and instructions by the boat administrator. After the river starts rising, our boatman confirms safety of the course of the tour himself. Since the passenger safety is our priority, the tour will be cancelled in the case of heavy rain, thunder storm, strong winds and change of water level.

●Preparedness for Rescue Operations
A rescue boat stands by at Benten Harbor and Tokimata Harbor all the time. We also conduct rescue drills twice a year, in the spring and fall.

●Insurance
All boats have liability insurance coverage to prepare for emergencies and accidents.

●Committed to Boatman Training
We have regular boatman trainings to develop steering technique of our boatmen.
 
●Use of Life Jacket (Auto inflatable)
You are required to wear a life jacket (automatically inflatable survival equipment) on our tour.
This cylinder-powered life jacket inflates automatically if the built-in sensor detects water, and ensures passenger safety.

 

 

Souvenir Shop
At Benten Harbor, there is a souvenir shop next to the waiting room. We carry wide variety of souvenirs from the Tenryu Boat Tour goods to local specialties from Southern Nagano. We accept MasterCard, VISA, and American Express cards. There are also several display corners. You will enjoy your waiting time before boarding!

 

 

Rest Rooms Men's Women's
Western-style Accessible Japanese-style

 

 

 

Waiting Room
Souvenir shop on the 3rd flood (One floor above)
The souvenir shop is on this floor.

 

 

Boarding Entrance
Please wait until there is announcement.

 

 

 

Special Notice
Please do not hold on to the railing until the boat leaves the shore.
Do not stand up after the boat leaves.
You can block water sprays by lifting the spray cover.

 

 

Life jacket
Your life jacket automatically inflates when the sensor detects water. Please keep it on during your entire tour.

 

 

Crossing the Road
Please be careful crossing the road on the bank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reza
Iida is a very beautiful river. a lot of people coming. ther are a lot of high mountains. many bird. the beautiful river cool. I am very happy. there are many veautiful sights. there are a lot of bridges, ther are many big stones. many trees were freen. all employees are friendly. good natured.

 

Ulke Purnamasari
Tenryu river in iida. Reminds me of my home town The clear river. beautiful scenery and the cool air. Happy mix sad because, in japan I could feel the atmosphere in mya home town, Incredible experience My hobby is swim. While in the boat feels like jumping wanted to swim in the clear river. But his guide told "dangerous". The little time i like to swim in the river. Becouse my home town many rivers and water falls. Tenryu river is the rever the first time I visit while in japan. and this moment I will never forget even if I returned to indoenesia. Very mile. I'm happy. and I hope vefore returning to indonesia I could come back here. Success for all Thank you very much

 

 

Ika Mardiana
This is my first time a boat ride. Actually, I feltscared. But, afrer boat set sail the fear of veing lost. Scenery along the Tenryu river is very beautiful. Also the weather is sunny. Blue sky, clean riversm, many look more beautiful when the cherry blossomes had bloomed decorated the edges of the river. Unfortunately, the trip was so fost. This is a very pleasant experience.

 

Put Atmi
Tenryu Funakudari is a pleasant place for us to visit located in iida, Nagano. Up the wooden boat was the first experience for me. When down view of the river and then go to reach the boats really afraid, afraid of falling in the depths of the river. But when the boat began rowed, and we feed ther birds who followed us to the cliff rock with cherry trees. I feel the beauty of nature with avery fresh air. This is an intersting wzperience for me.

 

 

 

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