In June the Tone River swells with snow melt to make for a white water paradise. Top athletes from around the world compete in various disciplines to obtain the prestigious title of champion of the “Minakami Water Games”. Come and see these athletes battle it out on the mighty Tone River.
The race rafting scene is on fire in the wake of the rafting world cup which was held in Japan last October.
The Minakami Water Games will be the qualifying event for this years rafting world cup in Argentina. Last years world cup winning womens team “THE RIVER FACE” as well as mens runners up “RAFTING TEAM TEKEI” will be battling to defend their Japan titles and a place at the world cup.
Come and witness the worlds top athletes battling it out on the mighty Tone River!
SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Race
River Boarding Race
The first major riverboard race was held in Okutama in November 2017 and the sport has since gained massive momentum. Be prepared to be amazed by the moves of the world class athletes as they battle the Tone Rivers world class white water.