A must-see for those who want to have an exciting experience in Japan!
A single-seater river rapid rafting sport involving breaking through various waves and currents.
The tour guide explains how to descend safely and what to do if you flip over, after practice, challenge the rapids! Break through large and small rapids! An exciting experience that cannot be experienced anywhere else awaits. Unlike rafting, the thrill and excitement of dynamically plunging into the waves unique to single-seaters awaits. The guide will accompany you, so rest assured that we will support you if you are uneasy.
• River Bugging can only be experienced here in Japan(The rapids section you will descend backwards)
• You can’t experience the exhilaration after surpassing the big waves elsewhere(Size of the waves differ depending on water volume)
• You will wear a wetsuit, so even if you don’t have a swimsuit, wearing underwear is permitted.
Photos taken during the tour can be downloaded for free via Facebook
The bus stop is right there, so it’s easy to get to! 13 minutes from Kyoto Station to Ishiyama Station/ 20 minutes by bus from Ishiyama Station to our company.
①9:20AM Meet at Friendship Adventures
➁9:30 After checking in and changing clothes Move to the starting point
③10:00 – 11:40 River Bugging experience
④12:00 After finishing, change clothes and finish
* Duration: 2hours 30minutes
★ Meeting/Dismissing Place
Address: 1215-5 Ishiyama Nangocho,
Otsu City, Shiga Pref. From Ishiyama Stat.,
Take the Keihan Bus bound for O-Ishi
Elementary School and get off at Kawazuiwa
Meeting time: 10 min prior to the tour
A.M. Session meet: 09:20 Conclude: 12:00
P.M Session meet: 13:20 Conclude: 16:00
All year ・ April – October
Min No. of participants
Max No. of Participants
Up to 10 Person(s)
Not available to groups
Participation age from 16 to 55 years old
Height Over 150cm tall
Weight Up to 90kg
Per pax: Adults 6000 JPY, Children 5800 JPY (16-18 years old)
* Included: Equipment set, experience fee, guide fee, insurance fee etc.
* Excluded: swimwear, towels, personal expenses etc.
Interpreter guide accompaniment: Not Necessary
Language Supplementation tool: None
7-2 days before the trip start date: 20%
The day before the trip start date: 50%
After the departure time on the day: 100%
Departure decision due to weather: Yes
If yes: Cancellation occurs
Decision time: Evening of the previous day
Things to Note
・Tubing requires physical strength. Not recommended for those who cannot handle the intensity. If there is a water released from a gate further upstream, we will go up one level and wait for the change to finish before proceeding. If there is a rare prolonged change in water level, the activity may be canceled on the day. Please be aware of this before applying. （for rainy season or after a typhoon etc.）
・After booking, please inform us of your accommodation. We will provide transportation information to our office from your accommodation.
・Participants must be in good physical and mental health. For safety reasons, those who cannot understand Japanese, or English cannot participate due to detailed explanations about things such as rapids.
Facility Name: Friendship Adventures
Address: 1215-5 Ishiyama Nangocho, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture
Telephone: +81 77-533-5112
Enquiry Business Hours 08:00-19:00
Regular Holiday: In season no holidays
Foreign Language pamphlet/Menu: Available
Language support: Japanese, English
Credit Card Facilities: Available