Toyohira River Canoeing Experience

Cruise down Toyohira River in a canoe built for leisurely exploration, and glide over gentle waters as you admire the lofty, forested valley that surrounds you. Afterward, head to nearby Jozankei Onsen to end your day with a relaxing hot-spring bath.

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors! Take a scenic cruise on Toyohira River, a tributary of the Ishikari River that flows through Hokkaido’s beautiful Sapporo City. You’ll ride a canoe that’s designed to glide smoothly over tranquil waters, giving you moments to pause, reflect, and admire the surrounding forests. This tour combines active movement and relaxed fun into one sightseeing excursion, making for unforgettable memories.

Begin your tour by meeting your group at Ashi no Fureai Taro-no-yu (Footbath for Friendship), a public footbath facility in the Jozankei Onsen area. From there, depending on the group size, you’ll either walk or drive to the starting point for the canoeing activity. On the banks of Toyohira River, you’ll wear your life jacket. Your guide will brief you on canoeing, how to safely navigate the waters, and other important information. Then, get in your canoe and set off toward Toyohira River’s scenic spots!

Paddle up Toyohira River, which flows through a valley’s colossal, forested walls. These towering walls are so magnificently massive that they make you feel so touchingly small. Covered in lush vegetation, the valley’s forests transform from verdant green in spring and summer to bright red and orange in autumn. No matter when you visit, you’ll have postcard-worthy sights ready to be admired. Wonderful views wait ahead, so keep paddling!

Toyohira River’s gentle waters are perfect for beginners and children. You can even enjoy this tour with your dog! The river hardly has any flow, and even if it picks up slight currents, you’ll be safe and sound in your canoe, which not only glides quickly, but also holds its course well with only minimal paddling effort. You’ll be able to relax while exploring!

As you cruise along the pristine river waters, savor the atmosphere and the views that you’d be hard-pressed to find in the city. Revel in the ambient sounds of rustling leaves, the whispering breeze, chirping birds, streaming water, and the sound of your paddle gently hitting the water. Fill your lungs with the crisp, refreshing forest air, and let nature do what it does best: help you appreciate the world a little better.

Circle back and paddle downstream, back to your starting point. After taking off your life jacket, head back to Ashi no Fureai Taro-no-yu. 


2 Working Days
90 minutes
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

This tour is available July 1–October 31, daily

Three available start times: 09:45, 11:45, and 13:45

What You Get

Toyohira River Canoeing Experience

Adult: 13 years old and above

Child: 6 to 12 years old


  • English speaking guide (on-shore only)
  • Canoe
  • Paddle
  • Life jacket
  • Rainwear
  • Insurance
  • Rental of open-toe sandals for canoeing


  • English-speaking guide accompanying you on the canoeing activity
Additional information:
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants
  • Participants must be aged 6 or above
  • Children and teens aged 3–18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • If we have to cancel the tour due to inclement weather and/or unsafe river conditions, we’ll inform you on the day or by 19:00 the day before to refund or reschedule
  • Please come in comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing and shoes that you don't mind dirtying
  • The english speaking guide will not accompany you on to the canoe
  • Your group will head from Ashi no Fureai Taro-no-yu to the starting point either on foot or by car, depending on the number of guests on the day

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Toyohira River, Sapporo City, Hokkaido

Meeting point: Ashi no Fureai Taro-no-yu (Footbath for Friendship)

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
13 years old and above
Age 6 to 12

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