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Shirakawa Forest Canoeing Experience
Canoe through the magical scenery of Shirakawa Lake's great forest!
Mid-April to Mid-May
About 90 minutes
Number of Participants
Iide Canoe Club "Submerged Forest Canoeing Experience"
Enjoy a 90-minute canoeing tour through the submerged forests of Shirakawa Lake in Iide Town, Yamagata Prefecture. We will teach you how to paddle, so even beginners with no experience and families can have a safe and fun experience!
Eligibility: Life jackets for kids are available from 85cm tall, so children from 2 to 3 years old can join the tour with an adult. Junior high school students and older can participate alone.
Capacity: Even one person can apply for the submerged forest canoeing experience. There is no minimum number of participants. If the number of participants is more than 7, the reservation will be made on a tentative basis. You will receive a confirmation of your reservation once the guide has been arranged.
Please bring footwear that you don't mind getting wet because your feet will get wet when you get in the canoe. When you are paddling, your arms and pants may get wet. We also ask that you bring a change of clothes in case the canoe flips over. Bring plenty of water to prevent heat stroke. The weather can get very hot. Please also bring sunscreen and insect repellent. On bad days, it can get cold. Please bring rainwear and warm clothes.
--Change of Clothes--
・Shoes that can get wet (sandals or boots are OK)
・Insect repellent (spray, mosquito coils, etc.)
・Rainwear or warm clothes
・Waterproof smart phone case with strap
・Eyeglass bands（to hold glasses on）
*This experience program will be held even when it rains.
Because the activities are in nature, there are days when the weather is bad. Even on a wet, rainy day, you will be able to experience the beauty of nature and enjoy a rich canoeing experience. Please be sure to bring rain gear, warm clothes, and gloves for the changes in temperature.
However, the event will be cancelled if there is heavy rain, flooding, or dangerous conditions.
|Experience Program Name||Shirakawa Forest Canoeing Experience|
|Activity Location||Shirakawa Dam Kogan Park|
|Time Required||About 90 minutes|
|Operation Period||Mid-April to Mid-May|
|Start Time||Experience start times:|
|Minimum number of participants||2people|
|Maximum number of participants||15people|
|About suspension of the activity||The event will be cancelled if there is heavy rain, flooding, or dangerous conditions.|
|What is included in the price||Guide fee, insurance fee, consumption tax, 3 item canoe equipment rental fee (canoe boat, paddle, life jacket). You cannot choose the type of canoe or kayak, it will be up to the guide on the day.|
|Method of Payment||Credit card.|
|About cancellations and changes||Please contact us as soon as possible in case of cancellation or changes.|
|Cancellation Policy||3 days or more in advance: no cancellation fee.|
2 days before: 50％ of experience fee.
1 day before: 70％ of experience fee.
Same day/no show: 100％ of experience fee.
This does not apply to advance reservations or reservations made through other methods.
|Special Gift||Customers who register on LINE officially will receive a Shirakawa-Hotels hot spring ticket or Iide specialty doburoku(sake) soft serve ice cream ticket!|
|Meeting Spot||218-1 Kazuma, Iide-machi, Nishiokitama-gun, Yamagata-ken 999-0424|
Behind Shirakawa-so, at the canoe boarding station.
|Meeting Time||Please arrive 10-minutes before the experience.|
・15-minute drive from JR Tenoko Station
・45-minute drive from Nanyo City (using National Route 113)
・50-minute drive from Yonezawa (Prefectural Road 4, via Tamaniwa)
|About Guides and Tours||JRCA (Japan Recreational Canoe Association) River Senior certified instructors will guide you in a fun and safe way.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English|
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In spring, when the water level rises due to melting snow, a large submerged forest appears. You can enjoy the submerged forest canoeing tour, which is only available from April to May every year, SUP tour in summer, kayaking tour in autum…
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