The trips are physically demanding as most require a decent hike in to access the start of the canyon, ranging from 30 mins to 2.5 hours depending on the course. The time in the canyon itself is also very long, with a lot of time in the water, swimming, jumping, sliding, rappelling, climbing, walking and scrambling. The shorter special courses like Deer Canyon with only a short access walk still requires 7 hours, and our hardest physical trip, Iron Canyon requires a total of 10-11 hours.
|Last waterfall of Crystal Canyon - 35m|
As each of the courses are located in different altitudes and geographical areas the seasons for each course differs. Yamanashi, Deer and our Okutama courses are all open from late June, but Crystal does not open until late August when the snow has melted high in the alpine and the weather starts to stabilize.
|Yamanashi Canyon - Itsutsugama section|
The best season for many of our special trips is actually in September as the summer storm season has typically passed but the temperatures are still warm enough to spend the day in the water. This makes it possible to access some of the larger alpine canyons like Crystal and Iron Canyon.
If you want to try out a special course but are not sure which one to go for then contact us and chat with the guides. We can make sure that you get on the perfect course for your level.