Go Rafting Down Asahikawa’s “River of Waves” – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

Hokkaido Outdoor Adventures (HOA) offers year-round rafting tours of the Chubetsu River in Hokkaido’s second-largest city, Asahikawa. The Chubetsu River’s name comes from the Ainu (Hokkaido’s indigenous people) language chiu-pet, which means “river of waves.” Winding down from the majestic Daisetsu Mountains to the Kamikawa Basin, this thrilling rafting experience gives visitors a close-up look at the area’s beautiful, historical nature. Located just a 15-minute-drive away from Asahiyama Zoo and Asahikawa Airport, the Chubetsu River rafting tour is a convenient and fun-filled addition to a full day of sightseeing. Thanks to its stable water levels, it’s a suitable adventure for any time of year.