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Paddle to Tokyo Skytree

Koto ward, Japan

Experience hosted by Takashi

3.5 hours
Includes tickets, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

We will go on a sea kayak journey to Tokyo Skytree, a symbol of the city.

At 634 meters (2,080 feet), it's the tallest tower in Japan, and was designed in the image of a big tree stretching up into the blue sky.

Our course will be a round trip of two and half hours. On the way, you will see the scenery of the city in harmony with nature—a kingfisher like a blue arrow, a family of ducks floating elegantly, migratory birds by season, jumping fish, and drifting jellyfish.
In the oasis of the city, there are a lot of creatures. You will discover the appearance of the new Tokyo.

This experience is beginner-friendly, and corresponds to all levels of kayaking. There is very little current, and the waterways are peaceful, so it's suitable for beginners. If you don't have confidence, tandem kayaks are available.
A kayak doesn’t rely on motor power, and we will be able to slowly advance with the flow of the city.
Other things to note
I decide lastly by a weather forecast at 17-18:00 on the previous day, so please check my message.
Please contact me if your group is more than 6 people.
If you would like a day not on schedule, please contact me.
We will go on a sea kayak journey to Tokyo Skytree, a symbol of the city.

At 634 meters (2,080 feet), it's the tallest tower in Japan, and was designed in the image of a big tree stretching up into the blue sky.

Our course will be a round trip of two and half hours. On the way, you will see the scenery of the city in harmony with nature—a kingfisher like a blue arrow, a family of ducks floating elegantly, migratory birds b…

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What's included

  • Tickets
    You will be able to download the photos I take from online albums.
  • Equipment
    Single or tandem sea kayaks are available. There is free rental of water sh...
From $97
/ person

Meet your host, Takashi

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 123 Reviews
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Being as outdoor guide especially with kayaking about for 20 years.
I had gained experience as the guide in Hokkaido and Okinawa and traveled out of Japan more than 3000 km in total by sea kayak.
Also I know special course in Tokyo by kayak from my experience as the guide here.
I am glad if I could share the attraction of kayaking to you through this experience.

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Where you'll be

We'll meet at Higashi-oojima Station (S16), Toei Shinjuku Line. The kayaking rivers are Kyu-Nakagawa and Kitajukkengawa. We will go along the river, to just below Tokyo Skytree.
It is about 2.5 hours trip.
Jingya
December 2020
Takashi is an amazing guide. He will set up everything for you and you only need to enjoy the landscape! And he will even fit to match your speed. Awesome trip and a best and of this damn year!
Aditya
December 2020
Takashi san gives clear instructions in English. I had a wonderful first time experience . He also takes good pictures with his camera during the trip. He explains history of places during paddling as well. We were safely able to paddle to and fro to Sky Tree.
Takashi san gives clear instructions in English. I had a wonderful first time experience . He also takes good pictures with his camera during the trip. He explains history of place…
Sherry
September 2020
There are jumping fish everywhere! You get to see animals, natures, people fishing, etc. along the way, which was truly a relaxing experience. The Skytree becomes closer and closer and once you reach it, the view is just amazing. Thank you Takashi for the great experience!
There are jumping fish everywhere! You get to see animals, natures, people fishing, etc. along the way, which was truly a relaxing experience. The Skytree becomes closer and closer…
Marcus
February 2020
First time kayaking, had a great experience. Weather was great and it wasn’t too windy. Definitely would do more kayaking in the future!
Wenheng
January 2020
the best experience in Tokyo this time. Imagine:peace river,free brids,cute children on the bank. What a nice life. Next ,we will experiencer in the night time.
Aiden
January 2020
An incredible way to experience one of the greatest cities in the world. I have had zero experiencing kayaking but Takashi was a great teacher and came equipped with everything you could ever need for this amazing experience. He also shared some beautiful photographs of the trip! I will certainly be revisiting this when I return to Tokyo.
An incredible way to experience one of the greatest cities in the world. I have had zero experiencing kayaking but Takashi was a great teacher and came equipped with everything you…

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    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 5 guests of all ages can attend.

    What to bring

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