Private tour：50,000 yen for up to 4 people：Free pick-up available Yufu River Canyon Canyoning - 15m Waterfall Rappelling Course + River Tubing Location: Yufu City, Beppu City, Oita Prefecture. I will talk with the translation application.
Outdoor Activity in Oita Prefecture: Canyoning and River Tubing at Yufu River Canyon, located on the border of Beppu City and Yufu City. This area, covered by the Yufu River pyroclastic flow from 600,000 years ago, has been eroded by the river's water flow, forming the narrow and deep Yufu River Canyon. The depth of the canyon is said to range from 20 to 80 meters, spanning a distance of over 10 kilometers. Canyoning involves walking along the riverbank and descending waterfalls, while River Tubing involves using a tube to navigate through the deeper sections of the river by paddling. You will descend a 15-meter waterfall using ropes and reach the deep parts of the canyon. Within the canyon, there is a narrow section called "jabuchi" There is a pool with a winding shape like a snake., which is less than 2 meters wide. Known as the chockstones, these wedges of rock, about 15 meters high above the gorge, have remained unscathed by recent earthquakes and are a majestic presence. Around noon, sunlight illuminates the deep parts of the canyon, creating a unique landscape exclusive to the Yufu River Canyon, with the striking contrast between the sunlight, the black walls of welded tuff, and the green moss. The beauty and mystique of this place are truly exceptional. During the tour, you will encounter a total of 22 waterfalls cascading down the walls of the gorge (the number of waterfalls may vary depending on conditions). It's rare to find a tour that offers the opportunity to see such a large number of waterfalls. Please note the following details regarding the tour: - The tour will be conducted in small groups. We cannot accommodate a large number of participants. The maximum group size is 6 people. - This will be a private tour. We offer tours for 50,000 yen for 1 to 4 people. (Additional participants up to 2 people can be accommodated, with an additional fee of 20,000 yen per person for groups of 5 or more.) - The meeting time at the location will be at 9:00 AM at the Yufu River Canyon Tourism Association. Alternatively, we provide transportation from hotels and stations in Beppu City, Yufu City, and Oita City. The transportation is free, and we plan to pick you up around 8:30 AM. The tour will end at around 2:00 PM (the tour duration may vary). - The age requirement for participation is approximately 13 to 65 years old (middle school students and above).
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Descend the 15m high waterfall with a rope while splashing violently. (The guide will operate the rope.)
Pickup / Checkin
If you need transportation
We are scheduled to pick you up at your hotel, etc. around 8:30 AM.
For local gathering
Meet at the Hasama Yufugawa Gorge Tourism Association. Fill in the canyoning tour application form.
Preparation gymnastics, equipment installation, explanation before entering the valley, entering the valley
Walk for about 15 minutes to the entrance point. At the entrance point, warm-up exercises, equipment installation, explanation before entering the valley The tour starts, walking along the river and riverbed, heading to the deep part of the canyon. It is OK to bring your mobile phone. *If you drop it in the river, it may become unrecoverable. Be sure to put it in a waterproof case that you can hang around your neck. Otter will not be held responsible if your mobile phone malfunctions during or after the tour. Please bring your cell phone at your own risk.
Inflate the river tube with an electric pump.
The gorge gradually deepens as you walk along the riverbed while looking at the scenery of the gorge and taking pictures. As the river gets deeper, paddle along on a river tube.
Arrive at a waterfall with a height of 15m and descend the waterfall with a rope
Connect the harness and rope to descend the 15m high waterfall. The rope is safely operated by a guide. During the descent, you can take photos and videos if you feel like it.
Bottom of 15m high waterfall and Jabuchi
After descending the 15m waterfall, you are in the deep part of the canyon. It is a place that can only be visited by those who participate in this tour. There is a place called "Jabuchi" nearby. The Yufugawa Gorge is said to have an area of 12km, but the narrowest part of the 12km is in "Jabuchi". Less than 2m at its narrowest point. The Yufugawa Gorge is said to have a depth of 20m to 80m, but it is thought that the depth near Jabuchi is about 50m. A narrow and deep canyon.
If you go ahead through Jabuchi, you will come to a place with chockstones. A large rock is caught in the air at a height of about 15m, supported by the walls of the canyon. It has a majestic presence and did not fall even in the big earthquake a few years ago. In the area from the 15m waterfall to Jabuchi and Chockstone, the sun only hits the bottom for about 2 hours around noon. Perhaps that is why the sight of the sunlight pouring down on the bottom of the gorge is a spectacular sight. The contrast between the black walls of the gorge, the green of the moss and trees, and the glittering sunlight—these three contrasts—is what made us visit the depths of the Yufugawa gorge. It inspires people.
The canyon is slightly wider and brighter
Gradually the canyon becomes wider and brighter. The walls on both sides of the canyon remain the same height, but are wider and brighter. You can walk while admiring the many waterfalls falling from the side walls and the curvaceous beauty of the side walls, or go on a river tube.
Climb the stairs to reach the goal
Climb the stairs of Saruwatariguchi to reach the goal. And change your clothes. We plan to disband at 14:00. We will either disband the site or take you back to your hotel by car.
Add-ons / Transportation
There is a 5th participant (1 additional person)[Description]Please fill in the size of the 5th participant in the other notes column. Example: 175cm/27cm/70kg[Price]
There is a 6th participant (additional 2 people)[Description]Please fill in the size of the 5th and 6th participants in the other notes column. Example: 175cm/27cm/70kg 180cm/28cm/80kg[Price]
We can pick you up Please specify the hotel or nearest station in Beppu City, Yufu City, Oita City[Description]Pick-up service available in limited areas. Please specify a hotel or nearest station in Beppu City, Yufu City, or Oita City. Pick-up time is scheduled around 8:30 am. After the tour, you will be returned to the same location where you were picked up.[Price]Free
- Helmet, wet suit, PFD (life jacket), boots, harness, rucksack (one for two people)
What's Not Included
- Please bring your own drinks, sweets and snacks. Avoid heavy water bottles to keep your luggage as light as possible. Two people will carry about one rucksack on their back. Please bring your own drinks, snacks,, etc. Do not bring bulky items
- Walk on the unstable riverbed. Physical fitness for light mountaineering is required
- 13 years old (more than junior high school students) ~ 65 years old
What to Bring
- Any clothes are OK, but please participate in clothes that are easy to change because you will change into a wet suit.
- Change clothes after the tour. You will need a bag for wet items, a towel, and a change of clothes
3 days before to 17:00
1 day before to 21:00
After 21:00, 1 day before