Wanna Go River-rafting in Japan?

Rivers in Japan are fast-flowing because of the narrow geographical features of Japan. Even large rivers have changeable views. Here come the 8 best river-rafting areas in Japan.

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1. Mogami River (Yamagata Prefecture)


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Like Matsuo Basho says in his poem, "Gathering the rains of May / How swiftly it flows / Mogami River," Mogami River shows its own beautiful scenery throughout the year with cherry blossoms in spring, green leaves in the summer, colored leaves in autumn and snow in winter.

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2. Kinu River (Tochigi Prefecture)


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When river rafting in Kinu River, you will be amazed by unique views such as an animal shaped strange rock and a huge rock standing like a shield.

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3. Nagatoro River (Saitama Prefecture)


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Nagatoro is at the entrance of Chichibu. Nagatoro River runs through a natural monument. The pile of rocks of Nagatoro and its wildness changes the scenery a lot.

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4. Tenryu River (Nagano Prefecture)


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5. Kiso River (Gifu Prefecture)


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The river rafting in Kiso River is called "Japanese line". You might be amazed to see gentleness around Jogefunaba, severeness on the way and sometimes large scale change.

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6. Hozu River (Kyoto Prefecture)

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7. Oboke (Tokushima Prefecture)

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8. Kuma river (Kumamoto Prefecture)


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Kuma River is one of the three fastest rivers in Japan. It flows gently through Hitoyoshi basin. Once it separates from the basin, however, it becomes a rapid that is worthy of being called one of the three fastest rivers.

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The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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