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Tokachi Winter River Cruising

Welcome to the crystal white space created by the harsh winter.


It's getting warmer and the thaw is progressing. The early morning boat tour at this time is
Wild birds are also active, and it will be a refreshing and very comfortable cruising,
It is a situation that you can not see the scenery like the posted image.
Thank you for your understanding in advance when making a reservation.

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In the winter, many migratory birds such as whooper swans from Siberia come to the Obihiro River, which is rich in nature and is hard to believe it is in the middle of the city. Early in the morning, you can observe various birds elegantly gathering together with the majestic scenery in the downstream part where the flow is gentle. In addition, when the temperature is low, you can see a phenomenon called "hoarfrost," in which water vapor from the river that adheres to tree branches freezes. It is a beauty that can be said to be a work of art created by the dignified and harsh nature. Cruise on a highly safe boat called an "E-boat" while gazing at the fantastic sight of glittering hoarfrost. Here in Tokachi, please fully enjoy the nature of winter in Hokkaido.

Cruising the relaxing and fantastic Obihiro River ♪

On the gentle flow of the Obihiro River, we will slowly move forward while observing the birds that gather in the majestic scenery.

A natural experience that can only be experienced in winter

You can see and feel the migratory birds such as whooper swans that can only be seen at this time of year, and the phenomenon called "hoarfrost," when the water vapor on the tree branches freezes when the temperature drops below -15 degrees Celsius.

With a souvenir of local sweets ♪

At the end of the tour, you will receive a delicious local treat as a souvenir. After returning home, enjoy the afterglow of winter river cruising while eating souvenir sweets.

*Hoarfrost and swans are natural phenomena, so depending on the weather and other conditions, you may not be able to see them. Please note.


Period: January to March

* Suspended only during the year-end and New Year holidays (December 23rd to December 29th, December 31st to January 6th))

​ Reservation deadline: 3 days in advance

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Fee: 8,000 yen/person

​ Payment: Local cash

Included in the price: insurance / experience guide fee / equipment rental fee


Meeting time: 8:00

Implementation time: 8: 00-10: 00

​Time required: about 2 hours

​ *The required time may vary depending on the situation.


Minimum number of participants: 2 people

Number of applicants: From 1 person

Target age: From 3 years old


Meeting place: Yell Center Tokachi Address: Hokkaido Obihiro City Higashi 15 South 4-chome 1-73

About 15 minutes by car from JR Obihiro Station. About 15 minutes by car from Tokachigawa Onsen.

*When setting a destination with a car navigation system, entering the facility name and address

The correct position may not be displayed.

Please download and use the route map.

Yell Center Tokachi route map

(Click to download PDF data)



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Experience location: Obihiro River


Participation conditions: Those who are drunk are not allowed.

     <Even pregnant women are now able to board under certain conditions>

Based on the safety of the activity itself and requests from customers,

It can now be used even by pregnant women.

In the stable period, even if something happens, it is self-responsibility,

If you agree,You can board the ship.

Clothing: Easy-to-move clothes and shoes that can get a little wet or dirty

Please protect yourself from the cold

Please prepare your own warmer etc.

What to bring: None

Cancellation Policy:

​ 50% cancellation fee on the day before, 100% cancellation fee on the day

Cancellation without prior notice will result in a 100% cancellation fee.
* Only for customer convenience

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