Tama River Riverboarding Half Day Experience

Get out of the city and into Tokyo's wilderness, for a high-octane hydrospeed experience in western Tokyo! Steer your riverboard down the rapids of Tama River with an experienced instructor, and discover hidden nature in easy reach of central Tokyo.

In this exciting activity in the hidden wilderness of western Tokyo, you will challenge yourself with riverboarding under the guidance of a professional and highly experienced instructor. You will follow the rapid stream of Tama River for about 4 kilometers, along the scenic Mitake Gorge. The abundant green nature surrounding the river will refresh your body and soul as you learn how to control and the board and steer down the river. Located conveniently at the base of the sacred Mt. Mitake, and easily accessible by train from Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Riverboarding (also known as hydrospeed in Europe) is a watersport in which the participant rides a specially designed board downstream, with fins on the feet for steering. Commonly enjoyed on rapid streams and similar to white water rafting, riverboarding is a thrilling river activity in which getting wet comes hand in hand with having lots of fun.


  • 9:30 (13:30) - Meet up at Riverboard Base, located 2 minutes walk from Mitake Station (do not confuse with Mitaka Station) in West Tama, Tokyo
    • Change to the wetsuit and descend to the river
  • 10:00 (14:00) - Receive a lecture about riverboarding.
  • 10:30 (14:30) - Begin riverboarding. Learn how to stop, cut through the stream and more! Follow the rapids for about 4 kilometers downstream.
  • 12:00 (16:00) - Return to the base and change clothes.
  • 12:30 (16:30) - End of tour


2 Working Days
3 hours
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Duration: 3 hours

Timings: 9.30am, 11am, 1.30pm

What You Get

Tama River Riverboarding Half Day Experience

Adult: 18 years old and above

Child: 13 to 17 years old

  • Guide
  • Insurance for residents of Japan
  • Equipment rental (riverboard, wetsuit, life jacket, helmet, kneepads)
  • Transport
  • Insurance for overseas visitors
Additional information:
  • Participants must be at least 13 years old to join
  • Please arrive on time, late arrivals will not be able to join the activity
  • Always follow the instructions of the guide, and refrain from acting on your own
  • Do not drink any alcoholic or caffeinated drinks 8 hours before or during the tour
  • In the case of bad weather, the guide will inform you if the tour is canceled around 3 hours before the start time
  • Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the tour caters to any allergies
  • Our accident insurance covers residents of Japan only; please ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance in place if visiting from overseas
  • Please bring: towel, swimsuit, fast-drying clothes (no cotton shirts), goggles for contact lens wearers, eyewear retainers if you wear glasses
  • Between November and March, the tour will be held only between 11:00 and 14:00.

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

Riverboard Base, 2-minutes walk from Mitake Station, West Tama, Tokyo

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
18 years old and above
13 to 17 years old

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