Kayaking Tour of the Jungle-Like Inlets of Lake Hibara


Kayak around Lake Hibara in Bandai-Asashi National Park, and explore its maze of inlets known as 'ikarigata.' This tour promises both panoramic views and wilderness adventure, while you cruise easily in your kayak led by a Japanese guide.


  • Glide across a mountain lake 800 meters above sea level
  • Enjoy panoramic views with Mt. Bandai above you
  • Explore a complex of inlets and islands overrun by nature
  • Relax in the tranquility of Urabandai
  • Try kayaking the waters of Japan’s National Parks, and never look back!

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Important Information

- Participants must be aged 6–80 - Children aged 6–12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian - The kayaks are designed for use by two people; we cannot accept bookings for solo guests - Upon request we will try to match odd-numbered groups with another group, or have one guest share a kayak with an instructor - Elementary school children must be paired with a child of middle-school age or above • The staff are not fluent in English, but will communicate with simple language and gestures to lead you to the best spots • Please contact us if you wish to participate with children aged 3–5 • Baccs Hibarako has toilets for your convenience Access by public transport: For the morning plan, take a taxi from Inawashiro Station (25 minutes, 6,000 JPY one-way) For the afternoon plan • From Inawashiro Station on the Ban-etsu West Line, board the 10:35 Bandai Totobus to Onogawako-Iriguchi Station, arriving 11:15 • From Urabandai-sho Chugako Station (same location as Onogawako-Iriguchi) transfer to the 11:30 Kitashiobaramura Community Bus to Sight Station, arriving 11:41 Please understand that in booking this activity, we may share your booking information (but without individually identifiable data) to the Ministry of the Environment, with which this activity is affiliated. By making a booking, you signify that you agree to these terms.


Lake Hibara is the largest of the bodies of water created by the eruption of Mt. Bandai in 1888. Its formation blessed it with a fascinating shoreline of jungle-like inlets called 'Ikarigata' which are perfect to explore by kayak. Join a kayaking trip lead by local Japanese staff to explore this fascinating scenery, and marvel at the stunning views from the open lake! Perched atop the water, you'll have panoramic views of Mt. Bandai and more than 40 beautiful islands of various sizes dotted around the waters. Lake Hibara sits high in the mountains, some 800 meters above sea levels, and as you glide across its surface you'll feel closer than ever to the peak of Mt. Bandai above you. From cherry blossoms in spring to verdant summer green, autumnal leaves and snowy winter scenes, Laker Hibara draws visitors with its magnificent views all year round. Book now and join them!

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