Iriomote island kayaking and canyoning

Iriomote island kayak and canyoning

It is a course of the only summer that a mangrove kayaking and easy canyoning can enjoy. Beginners are welcome!

Iriomote island kayaking and canyoning
Have a day enjoying the river! Mangrove kayaking and canyoning experience.
It is a course to play the river from the beginning to the end of the tour.
The more you get hot, the more fun! After enjoying a kayaking in the midsummer jungle, let’s cool your body down with a splashing canyoning experience.
All free rental. Shoes, Backpack, Waterproof bag, Life vest, Leg guard, Helmet. You can use our free rental equipment.
  • Kayaking
  • Waterfalls fun
  • Mangrove
  • Beginner OK
  • From 10 yrs
  • From Ishigaki Is OK
Iriomote island kayak and canyoning
Iriomote island kayak and canyoning

We produce a great summer vacation for you!

You can experience the best in Iriomote Island’s summer.

Mangrove kayaking and canyoning experience in subtropical Island. Each is a beginner can do well. Children from the age of 10 can participate. Of course, even the adults will enjoy it too. This is a great course for families. In the middle of this tour, you would forget daily life!

The more hot day, the more fun! Please enjoy Iriomote island-specific summer experience. You can play the river all day long. That’s exactly, it is a course we recommend in the midsummer.

iriomote kayaks reservation


Natural slide Natural pool All for family

Tour information

Availability 5/1 – 9/30
You can register individually, but tours will only take place when there are more than 2 participants.
Duration Approximately 7 hours
Start 9:30 am Finish 4:00 pm *Rough schedule
Costs 13,000 yen (13 – 70 years)
12,000 yen (10 – 12 years)
Included Okinawan food lunch *free
Equipment (shoes, backpack, waterproof bag, helmet, leg guards, life vest, kayak)
Guide fee
You need Towel
A change of clothes *Please bring underwear too.
Drinking water *At least 1 liter during the hot season. You can also buy it at our shop.
Sunglasses *If you have one.
Glasses or contact lenses spares *If you are wearing glasses or contact lenses, bring spares during the tour.
Insect repellent spray *If you are not good at insects.
*If you bring a camera to the tour, please manage at your own risk.
Appropriate clothes Casual clothing is OK. Your clothes will get dirty and wet during the tour.
To protect from UV, insects and injury, we recommend long sleeves.
You can swim in the waterfall basin on hot days, so please wear swimsuit under your clothes beforehand.
Baggage and valuables We will take care of any large baggage you will not use during the tour.
Please be sure to put any valuables in free security locker.
Weather condition Depending on the weather and tide, the canyoning experience may be in the morning.
The tours will go ahead in conditions of light rain, which is frequent, and will only be cancelled in conditions of heavy rain.
In cases of bad weather, we may conduct a safer half day course or change the tour content.
Kazaguruma tours reserves the right to cancel or change the tour due to bad weather.

After a lunch, change a clothes for the canyoning experience at our base.
This course, you will get soaked. If you do not want to get wet, you cannot participate.
We call you at the day before of tour. You can check the weather and tour schedule.

FAQ  To Customers

  • If you are coming from Ishigaki Island.
    *Subject to change due to weather and sea conditions.

    Please buy a ferry ticket to Uehara port at Yaeyama Kanko in Ishigaki port. The ferry to Uehara port leaves at 7:30 am. Our staff will pick you up at Uehara port. They will have a billboard of our shop.
    *Please go to the restrooms in advance. And please waiting at the entrance of building.

  • If the ferry to Uehara Port is canceled.
    In rare cases, the service to Uehara port will be suspended. For example, an approaching typhoon or influence of strong northerly wind and so on.
    In that case, we will contact you on the day before or the early morning, and we will explain how to get to Iriomote.
  • When going to Ishigaki Island after the tour finished.
    Please board the ferry departing Uehara port at 4:30 pm. You will arrive at the Ishigaki port around 5:30 pm.
  • If you are staying at Hoshino Resorts Iriomote Hotel or accommodations within 5km radius from Uehara port.
    Our staff will pick you up 8:10 am – 8:30 am. Please waiting at the lobby. We will give the details later.
  • Accommodation that cannot be picked up.
    La Teada Iriomote Resort, Guest House SHIMAJIKAN, Namisou, Takemori-inn, ECO VILLAGE, Jungle Hotel Painumaya, Irunty Futademura, PAINUKAJI, Iriomote Island Hotel, Uminchunoie, etc.
  • For rent-a-car
    Please come to the our base by 8:25 am.

We will pick you up at the port or accommodation at the time we had promised.
Then go to the base, we will orientation meeting before starting the tour.

When all preparations are completed, it is time to start!

After practicing how to use a paddle, get on the canoe floating in the river.

Don’t worry about kayaking, even if you are a beginner. Iriomote’s river has very weak currents, next to nothing. Kayaking is easy and enjoyable.

First, maybe you can’t control your kayak, but it is not a problem. Take it easy!
You will gradually get the hang of kayaking.

When you enter the tributary of Urauchi River, you can observe mangroves very close up.

Ah, I am hungry!
Let’s go back to the base and have a delicious lunch. The menu is Okinawan style noodle.

After a break, change a clothes for the canyoning experience. When you’re all set, let’s go to the next location.

After taking a shower and change clothes, we will give you a ride to Uehara port or your accommodation.

We really enjoyed spending time with all member. Don’t forget take souvenir photos!

We arrived at Omija road park.

Further ahead, we need some equipments.
We will head to canyoning start point when we are ready.

Please listen carefully to what your guide about to say.

We walked in the jungle for about 15 minutes and arrived at the starting point of the canyoning experience.

There are several small waterfalls on here. We will guide you to the best point.

We can dive into the waterfall basin and swimming the river. There is also a slide created by nature.
Let’s have fun canyoning experience together.