Adventure with Olympians

Spend a relaxing moment on the emerald-green river

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An exclusive boat ride with Olympians

Set out for an exciting journey to the untouched gorge like the American film the Lost World,
which is reminicent of primitive earth and paddle down the emerald-green river.


Ando Taro, a former Olympic athlete in canoeing and the world champion of whitewater rafting,
will be taking you to a facsinating river adventure as your private guide.

A thrilling waterscape will invite you to encounter the amazing natural wonder .

Escape from daily stress and enjoy a moment of true relaxation while leaving yourself to calm flow of the river surrounded by spectacular nature.

Lunch at the river beach with a bamboo grove after the adventure will make your day even more special and memorable.

*Diffrent guide may attend to the guests if Ando is not available.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

3:00 PM Check-in

Spend your relaxing afternoon at a luxury Kominka hotel made from all natural wood with only 3 suite rooms. Each room has a made-to-order luxurious Hinoki bathtub with different designs. Enjoy forest bathing in the Hinoki bathtub while immersing yourself in the Hinoki aroma for a moment of relaxation.
(Forest bathing originated in the Kiso region).

A private butler is at your service to assist you with anything you need during your stay. All the furniture and furnishings in the hotel are handcrafted by the local craftsmen and artisans.

6:30 PM Dinner

Fresh mushrooms, mountain vegetables, and wild game meat such as bear, boar, and deer bestowed by the forest of Kiso Valley.
Organic vegetables and fruits produced at a local Satoyama farm.
Fish grown in Ise Bay receiving the rich blessings of the Kiso forest.

Our cuisine incorporates local natural ingredients of Kiso into innovative French dishes (12 to 15 course menu).
The portion of each dish is small so that all the guests including small children and the elder can enjoy their meal. Please kindly contact us in advance if you need special child-friendly menus.

9:00 PM Stargazing

After the meal, lets's get outside to stargaze, lying down on the sofa at the outdoor wooden deck. Total darkness of the countryside lets you enjoy the beautiful sky full of glittering stars just like a planetarium.
In winter, enjoy a perfect evening with your family and friends, sitting by the fireplace.

11:00 PM Sweet dreams

In the silence of the night all you hear is the sound of the wind and insects. Slip into sweet dreams on the luxury beds.

Day 2

7:00 AM Take a walk

Good quality sleep lets you wake up early in the morning. Enjoy a morning walk around the hotel in the beautiful landscape. Local area maps are available at front desk.

8:00 AM Breakfast

Have a fresh & healthy breakfast. Enjoy a fancy western breakfast using fresh organic fruits and vegetables from Satoyama.
Taste our specilty egg dishes which are prepared according to your preferences and homemade natural yeast bread.


9:00 AM River Adventures on the Gorge

We provide a wetsuit and shoes required for the activity.
A 20 minutes drive will take you to the hidden gorge at the Kiso river.
You will encounter a spectacular scenery just like the film the Lost World where emerald green river flows through a huge rock wall.
You can choose your boat between canoe boat, rafting boat, and SUP (or Stand Up Paddleboard) according to your preferences and fitness level.

SInce the river runs very slow, anyone can enjoy the activity safely.
(The guide will make sure you feel at ease during the experience.)

After a safety briefing, let's set out for an adventure. Leave yourself in the flow of the river in the magnificent nature and it will be your perfect relaxing holiday.

*The activity takes about 3 hours including transfers and safety briefing.
*In case of bad weather conditions, alternative experiences will be arranged.


12:00 PM Lunch in a Glamping Tent at Bamboo Grove

After the adventure, enjoy luxury lunch in a glamping tent at the riverside with bamboo grove. Admiring a beautiful contrast between white sands and bamboo forest, the lunch in a mystical atmosphere where glittering sunlight coming through the leaves will be a memorable moment with your family and friends. Your private butler will be at your service.

*In case of bad weather conditions, the lunch will be arranged at the dining restaurant at Zenagi.
*Weekday package with 2 meals doesn't include lunch. Lunch can be arranged at an additional cost of JPY10,000 per person.
*Drinks are not included in lunch. Please purchase on the spot if desired.

1:00 PM Bath time

Take a Hinoki bath to relive the weariness of the adventure. Late check-out at 2:00 PM gives you some extra time to sit back and relax.

2:00 PM Check-out

We hope that you had a memorable and wonderful holiday at Zenagi. We will see you off hoping to see you again in the near future.

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