Matsumoto Water Tour: Rafting in Azumino
Travelers heading to Matsumoto from April until October and looking for a tranquil, relaxing activity might like to consider rafting in nearby Azumino. A rural enclave within easy reach of Matsumoto City, Azumino is known for its quiet farms and bucolic landscape set against the backdrop of the North Alps.
In the warmer months, local instructors operate rafting tours – with the option of a short and long course – along water ways including the Yorozuigawa and Saigawa Rivers that converge at the famous Daio Wasabi Farm. The tour is suitable for guests aged 3 years and over with safety instructions and gear, including a life jacket and helmet, provided to all guests.
When the river is surging, expect some whitewater in areas but when the water is low, the river will be calm and well-suited to families with young children. Your instructor will guide you along your course while providing lots of interesting information about the local rivers, region and beauty of Azumino – typified by your time passing through the tranquil waters and tree-shade of Daio Wasabi farm – pictured above.
Available upon on request from April until October, bookings can be made for anytime from 08:30 until late-afternoon, 7-days per week. Bookings can be made using the phone number and email listed above.