Enjoy the River

The wilderness around Rusutsu is a relaxing and tranquil place, little creeks trickle into large rivers that wind through the country side. Floating down the river or sitting on the bank will immerse you into the verdant surrounds and natural sensation and of Hokkaido’s landscape.

Shiribetsu River

Shiribetsu River was ranked as one of the highest quality waterways by the Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in 2010. Shiribetsu River hosts a variety of enjoyable programs that are an ideal way to experience the splendour of the river.

Purpose built River Base makes rafting programs more comfort

We have set up a special River Base for our water activities, such as rafting, to make your experience more comfortable and enjoyable. The equipment is stored at the facility which means you can prepare for your trip down the river right there by the river. With our program you can avoid having to get into your dry suit before you travel to the river, something that can become quite unpleasant when being transported long distances to the riverside. Our premier facility is well equipped with changing rooms, toilets and running water. Our quality dry suits are prepared prior to your arrival, they are always dried and kept in good condition so that you can relax and enjoy the adventure knowing that everything has been taken care of.

Rafting

Ride in an 8 person raft and work as a team as you travel down a 7 km section of the picturesque Shiribetsu River. Take time out from the rafting fun to see beautiful views of Mt. Yotei, the natural surroundings and spot some local wildlife. Rafting is one of Hokkaido’s most popular outdoor sports and always offers something new with the changes of seasons.

[Season] Late April – Late October, 2018
[Duration] 90 -120 min
[Time]
(1) 8:30 am - 12:30 am
(2) 1:00 pm - 17:00 pm
[Location] Shiribetsu River
[Price] *Price includes tax.
=Visitors=
Adult:  JPY 6,480 per person
Child (age 6 - 11): JPY 4,320 per person
*Child age 6 - 11 may participate from early June to late October.
=In-house guests=
Adult:  JPY 5,400 per person
Child (age 6 - 11): JPY 3,780 per person
*Child age 6 - 11 may participate from early June to late October.
[Language Support] Japanese & English
[Notes]
  • Price includes all equipment rentals (life jacket, paddles, helmet, etc).
  • In April, May, June, September and October, depending on weather conditions and the guide’s judgement, either dry suits or spray jackets along with wet boots will be provided. Please inform us of your height and shoe size in advance.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing that you are prepared to get wet (jeans are not suitable). Bring a change of clothes and a towel.
  • For people who wear glasses or contact lenses we recommend that you remove them, wear a sports strap or disposable contacts. The wearing of watches and other accessories is not allowed.
  • Tours are generally not affected by rain. However, on occasion the tour course will be changed or cancelled if the guide judges the conditions to be dangerous.
  • The guides are trained to perform rescues in all conditions. However, please follow the guide’s directions and be responsible for your own safety.
  • All participants must sign an assumption of risk and waiver of liability form prior to participating on the tour. Persons under the age of 18 years will also require a parent or guardian to sign.
  • Guests are not allowed to attend any activity programs if they have consumed any alcohol. So please refrain from drinking alcohol prior to participation in the program.
  • The tour is covered by our collaborating company’s accident insurance (fee included in our price).
  • Please complete registration at least 10 minutes before the tour starts.

Extreme Rafting

Experience an adrenaline fuelled adventure as you navigate exciting rapids in with an experienced guide. Participants use a smaller raft which creates bigger thrills on the river.

[Season] Late April – Early October, 2018
[Duration] 90 -120 min
[Time]
(1) 8:30 am - 12:30 am
(2) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
[Location] Shiribetsu River
[Price] *Price includes tax.
Rafting only: Adult (age 12+) JPY 7,560 per person
Package includes lunch & public bath: Adult (age 12+)  JPY 9,280 per person
Package includes BBQ & public bath: Adult (age 12+)  JPY 9,820 per person
[Language Support] Japanese & English
[Notes]

  • Max paticipants on a boat: 3 people
  • Price includes all equipment rentals (life jacket, paddles, helmet, etc).
  • In May, June, September and October, depending on weather conditions and the guide’s judgement, either dry suits or spray jackets along with wet boots will be provided. Please inform us of your height and shoe size in advance.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing that you are prepared to get wet (jeans are not suitable). Bring a change of clothes and a towel.
  • For people who wear glasses or contact lenses we recommend that you remove them, wear a sports strap or disposable contacts. The wearing of watches and other accessories is not allowed.
  • Tours are generally not affected by rain. However, on occasion the tour course will be changed or cancelled if the guide judges the conditions to be dangerous.
  • The guides are trained to perform rescues in all conditions. However, please follow the guide’s directions and be responsible for your own safety.
  • All participants must sign an assumption of risk and waiver of liability form prior to participating on the tour. Persons under the age of 18 years will also require a parent or guardian to sign.
  • Guests are not allowed to attend any activity programs if they have consumed any alcohol. So please refrain from drinking alcohol prior to participation in the program.
  • The tour is covered by our collaborating company's accident insurance (fee included in our price).
  • Please complete registration at least 10 minutes before the tour starts.

Ducky

Thrills abound as you navigate the rafting course in a 1 or 2-person rubber boat. Pick your line through the rapids and get ready for a wild ride!

[Season] Early June - Late October, 2018
[Duration] 90 -120 min
[Time]
(1) 8:30 am - 12:30 am
(2) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
[Participants] 2 or more
[Location] Shiribetsu River
[Price] *Price includes tax.
Visitors: Adult(ages 12+) JPY 6,480 per person
In-house guests: Adult(ages 12+) JPY 5,400 per person
[Language Support] Japanese & English
[Notes] Same as notes for Rafting.

Canoeing

Take a gentle cruise down a flowing 7 km stretch of Shiribetsu River in a Canadian style Canoe and experience a side of Hokkaido’s nature hidden to those travelling on foot.

[Season] Early May – Late October, 2018
[Duration] approximately 90 min
[Time]
(1) 8:15 am - 12:45 am
(2) 12:45 am - 5:15 pm
[Participants] 2 or more
[Location] Downstream of Shiribetsu River
[Price] *Price includes tax.
Adult: JPY 6,480 per person
Child (age 4 - 11): JPY 4,860 per person
[Language Support] Japanese & English
[Notes]

  • Price includes all equipment rentals (life jacket, paddles, helmet, etc).
  • Please wear comfortable clothing that you are prepared to get wet (jeans are not suitable). Footwear may get wet so sandals or water sport specific shoes are recommended. Bring a change of clothes and a towel.
  • For people who wear glasses or contact lenses we recommend that you remove them, wear a sports strap or disposable contacts.
  • Tours are generally not affected by rain. However, on occasion the tour course will be changed or cancelled if the guide judges the conditions to be dangerous.
  • The guides are trained to perform rescues in all conditions. However, please follow the guide’s directions and be responsible for your own safety.
  • All participants must sign an assumption of risk and waiver of liability form prior to participating on the tour. Persons under the age of 18 years will also require a parent or guardian to sign.
  • The tour is covered by our collaborating company’s accident insurance (fee included in our price).
  • Please complete registration at least 10 minutes before the tour starts.
  • Children age 4 - 10 will be accompanied by a guide.

Fun Kayak

A Kayak is a long narrow boat made from polyethylene (plastic) for 2-3 paddlers.
Up to 2 adults and 1 child can ride at the same time and join the fun of moving through the water.
An experienced guide always accompanies the tour making it safe and easy for beginners of all ages to have fun including children, couples and even seniors!

[Season] Mid June – Late October, 2018
[Duration] 90 - 120 min
[Time]
(1) 8:30 am – 12:30 am
(2) 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
[Participants] 2 or more
[Location] Mid-stream of Shiribetsu River
[Price] *Price includes tax.
Adult (age 12+): JPY 5,400 per person
Child (age 6 - 11): JPY 3,780 per person
Infant (age 4 - 5): JPY 2,160 per person
[Language Support] Japanese & English
[Notes] Same as notes for Rafting.

Fishing

Why not experience excitement by catching a fish in the beautiful nature here, in Hokkaido.

A. Bait Fishing (for beginners)
Learn from our guides how to find and catch Iwana char, Cherry Salmon and Rainbow Trout.
[Season] Early June – Early October, 2018
[Duration] 120 min
[Time]
(1) 9:00 am - 11:30 am
(2) 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
[Participants] 2 or more
[Price] *Price includes tax.
Aage 9+:  JPY 4,320 per person
[Language Support ] Japanese & English

B. Big Trout Fishing
Experience fly fishing as you work to catch large rainbow trout in a specially stocked trout pond. Guides are on hand to provide training for biginners.
[Season] Early May – Late October
[Duration] 120 min
[Time]
(1) 9:00 am - 12:00 am
(2) 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
[Participants] 2 or more
[Price] *Price includes tax.
Age 10+: JPY 12,500 per person
[Language Support ] Japanese & English

[Notes for both A and B]

  • Please wear suitable clothing when participating in any activity as you may get dirty, waterproof clothing and footwear is recommended.
  • Prices include equipment rental for programs A & B, please inform us of your shoe size in advance.
  • Sizes for waders are 23.0 to 28.0 cm only.
  • Generally, non-participants or visitors to activity programs are not accepted.
  • A catch and release policy applies to all fish.
  • Subject to cancellation due to weather or other conditions.
  • Height requirement for fly fishing: 145cm+

Activity Notes

  • Activity is available upon reservation only. Please make your booking at the Activity Desk by 5:00 pm the day before.
  • Bookings are subject to condition of collaborating companies, instructor or guide.
  • All prices include sales tax.
  • Some programs are held in conjunction with outdoor specialist subcontractors in Niseko or other areas.
  • Activity programs will be changed or cancelled if the instructor or guide deems the conditions to be dangerous.
  • Some programs are covered by the subcontractors’ insurance (fee included in our price). These insurance policies have a narrow scope of coverage, and any damages or injuries caused by the participant’s negligence are not insured. It is therefore highly recommended that you purchase your own insurance coverage, please consider which type of insurance best covers you for the activities you will partake in.
  • All participants must sign an assumption of risk and waiver of liability form prior to participating in a tour. Persons under the age of 18 years will also require a parent or guardian to sign.
  • Primary and secondary school students are recommended to join our programs accompanied by their guardians.
  • Generally, non-participants or visitors to activity programs are not accepted.
  • Please be aware that some activities are conducted in natural surroundings, it is always important to follow the guide’s instructions and be responsible for your own safety.
  • Please wear suitable clothing when participating in any activity as you may get dirty. Confirm any details when making a reservation.
  • Guests are not allowed to attend any activity programs if they have consumed any alcohol. So please refrain from drinking alcohol prior to participation in the program.
  • Cancellation fees will be charged at 50% a day before and 100% for same day cancellations.

For Inquiry or Reservation

Please feel free to contact us for any inquiry and reservation regarding activities!!
Your email inquiry will be handled at the earliest opportunity. For urgent cases, please contact the hotel directly.

Rusutsu Resort Activity Desk
Phone: +81-136-46-3332 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
E-mail: activity@rusutsu.co.jp

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