MSA Okutama River Rafting!


We are very happy to announce a first-time sports event organized by the MEXT Scholars Association, an exciting half-day Rafting trip to Okutama (Tama River), on Saturday, October 20th! Join us for a fun group activity and let’s get to know each other better!

(Detailed schedule & info below)

Participation fee is 5300 yen/person, and includes: Guide fee, equipment rental fee, insurance fee and consumption tax.
Please note that MSA reserves the right to not accept cancellations as MSA will have to bear cancellation fees. In the case that you cancel, depending on how early you do so, you may only receive a portion of the original sum you paid and transfer fees will be borne by yourself (please see providers' cancellation policies at the end).

Where: Okutama (Tama River), Ome
When: Saturday, October 20th, MEET at 10:30am SHARP at JR Ome Station. Provider's bus will transfer us to the river at 10:45.
Who: Open to all MEXT Scholars, up to 20 participants, first-come, first-served basis.

*PLEASE NOTE: Trains arrive at JR Ome Station every 20 minutes. On Sat. Oct. 20th, there is a train stopping at Ome at 10.21 and another at 10.42. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU AIM FOR THE TRAIN THAT ARRIVES AT 10.21 AT JR Ome Station !

Detailed Schedule:

10:30 : Meet at JR Ome Station.
10:45 : Providers bus transfers us from the station to our base by the Tama river. Registration and change of clothes upon arrival.
11:30 : Safety explanations
11:45 : Tour start
** Overall tour is expected to be around 3 hours. We are probably going to have lunch (optional) on the way back.

(Providers' company name: Forest & Water Okutama, address: 2-chome Wada Town Ome Plaza, Tokyo 597-1 along the Umegaya Pass, Okutama Base). For more info and descriptions, please check the provider company’s webpage (https://sotoasobi.net/bookmark/0015890208/RN0171466) - (Japanese only)

Equipment rental fee includes:

• Life Jacket,
• Helmet,
• Paddle
• Wetsuit,
• Wet Jacket (long sleeve),
• Spray Jacket, depending on the weather.

◇ For those who do not want to bring a pair of shoes that don’t mind getting wet, it is possible to rent river shoes for an additional 300 Yen * Required Advance Contact. Regarding facilities, Free changing rooms and Free Shower with Outdoor Hot Shower are available.

Necessary items to bring along (must have)
• Swimsuits
• Towels
• Shoes that can be wet (※ alternatively, you can rent shoes on-site for 300 yen)

Convenient items
· T-shirts and rash guards, easy to dry · Shorts
· glasses band · goggles (only for glasses and contact lenses)
· sunscreen (if very sunny on the day)


Cancellation policy
In case of cancellation, please contact us as soon as possible. Please note that in case of cancellation, the following cancellation fees will be charged in advance.
◇ 10 to 7 days before the tour day - 10% of tour fee
◇ 6 to 2 days before the tour day - 30% of the tour fee
◇ 1 day before the tour day - 50% of the tour fee
◇ same day cancellation - 100% of the tour fee

Notice of cancellation in the event of bad weather
Tours may be canceled by the provider company due to bad weather or natural conditions. In that case, the company will refund the tour price in full. However it will not cover transportation expenses and accommodation fee other than the tour fee. As a matter of principle, the decision of cancellation will be made up to the previous day, but please understand beforehand that it may also be due immediately due to sudden weather change.

Precautions for participating in the tour
All tours are tours held in nature, so it is expected that it will be a tough condition. Our guides are qualified in rescue training in the river and training of life-saving and first aid laws, etc. so that we can deal with various natural conditions if a participant is injured by any chance. If you participate in the tour, always listen carefully to the guide and follow the instructions. Before joining, we will confirm the accident liability by filling in everyone's confirmation of participation.

Sat Oct 20, 2018
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM JST
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