Try stand up paddleboarding (SUP) on the clear, blue waters of the Japan Sea in Takeno!
For those looking to try something other than the classic kayaking, come explore Takeno by doing stand up paddleboarding! With virtually no waves in the summer, participants of many different ages and levels can easily try their hand at SUP. One report has even listed stand up paddleboarding as the most popular outdoor activity among first-time participants. The boards are wide and fairly stable, so we can recommend this activity for beginners.
A certified instructor will be there to guide you. All instructors take a high-level lifesaving course and go through special training every season. On the SUP tour, you will be given basic instructions on land and then take some time practicing in the shallow area. Once you get the feel of the board and feel confident enough to head out, your tour guide will accompany you out further. The guide will take you to the different landmarks out on the sea.
Get up close to breathtaking landmarks on Takeno's coast, such as the Yodo (Monster) Cave and Hasakari Rock.
The legend behind Monster Cave goes as follows. There once was an ogre who came to the coast and saw a part of it that he wanted to take back to his birthplace. So, he took his staff and smashed out a piece of the coastline. The Sea God was not happy when he saw what the ogre had done. Thus he dragged the ogre out into the sea as punishment. Nowadays, you can still see the fallen rocks near the cave where the ogre tried to steal a piece of the coast for himself.
While out at sea, take a break and sit or lie down on your board and take in the beautiful scenery around you.
- REGISTRATION START
- REGISTRATION ENDS
- RESERVATION DEADLINE
- 7 days before activity
- ACTIVITY OPTIONS
(Some times may differ)
・Arrive at beach after being picked up from JR Takeno Station
・Sign insurance form
・Change clothes and purchase rentals if needed
・Put on necessary gear (hat, life jacket, etc.)
・Go to the water and choose a board
・Warm-up exercises and paddling practices
・Set out onto the water, SUP with your guide
- ACCOMPANYING GUIDE
(INCLUDED OR NOT)
- MINIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE
- AGE REQUIREMENT
- Must be 6 years or older (children ages 6-8 should be accompanied by an adult)
- MEETING PLACE
- JR Takeno Station (Takeno-cho Kusakai, Toyooka-shi, Hyogo 〒669-6201)
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Outside of JR Takeno Station
-A car from the sea kayak company will come to pick you up. Arrive at the station before your course start time. Please do not be late!
Required Items (Sea Kayaking is not permitted without these items):
SHOES and HAT
-Sneakers, deck shoes or crocs are OK! No socks or flip-flops!
-A hat with a brim and string is preferable. A baseball cap is OK.
Sunscreen lotion, Sunglasses, Gloves
The following days will have the following additional fee per person:
May 1-May 6 +1100JPY
July, August, September weekends and holidays +1100JPY
August 10-August 18 +2200JPY
-In the case of inclement weather, the activity may be cancelled
- MUST READ NOTES
- The staff is super friendly and while they are there to make sure you have a great time and get all you can out of your experience, their top priority is your safety. All of the guides that accompany you on your adventure are highly qualified and equipped for emergencies. The instructors are required to take a high-level lifesaving course and go through special training every season with the fire station to become certified. While the staff is trained to handle emergencies we like to avoid any reason to call upon these skills, we ask that you take precautions as well. Know your physical limits, listen to your instructor at all times and be aware of your surroundings to help ensure your safety.
(Per person unless otherwise noted)
Number of People Participating in Total Price per Person 1-10 people 6,000 yen
- CANCELLATION FEES
Day of Cancellation Cancellation Fee (% of activity price) The day of 100% The day before 50% 2-7 days before 30% 8+ days before 0%
- ACCEPTED PAYMENT TYPES
- Pay by credit card (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, DC) via an activity confirmation link in an e-mail that we will send to you following your reservation.
- OPERATOR NAME
- Mother Earth