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Mangrove Kayak Tour on Hija River

Departure from Kadena Town



This 2-seat kayak tour takes you along the mangrove-lined Hija River, where you’ll be able to see various creatures and plants. Since it takes only two hours, you can leave the rest of the day free for other activities and sightseeing. Ryukyu Mura, Murasaki Mura, Zakimi Castle Ruins, Cape Zanpa, Yachimun no Sato and more are located in the area. There are ten tours per day, each about two hours in duration.

* When making reservations, please include the gender and age of all participants.

* Please bring the following items: towel(s), change of clothes, sandals, cap or hat, plastic bottled soft drinks or water and insect repellent.

*We can accommodate a big group depending on availability. Please contact us for details.


*Please confirm meeting time in advance since it varies from season to season.

Meet at Umiashibi shop for signing up and getting changed

Explanatory session on how to paddle a kayak followed by a practice session
(Approximately 30 minutes)
- Explanation of how to use paddles and the various creatures possibly encountered during the tour

Depart on the mangrove kayak tour (approximately 1 hour)
- Enjoy watching mangroves and their reflections on the water, various small creatures and more while listening to the guide’s narrative.

End of tour


- All prices listed include tax.
- The package is subject to cancellation due to weather or sea conditions.
- Participants are advised to protect themselves from sunburn.
- Be prepared to get wet, in particular slacks, shorts or skirts.
- Tours normally take place even in rainy weather, but it could be cancelled in a heavy rain or in case of events taking place on the river.
- Participants are required to always wear a lifejacket provided for safety reasons.
- We, Island Life Concierge, act solely as an agent between the client and the service provider, and we are not liable for any injury or death that may occur during the activities reserved through us.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy
- Cancellations made two to four days prior to the service date will be charged 25 percent of the quoted full rate as a cancellation fee.
- Cancellations made 1 day prior to the service date and on the same day of service will be charged the quoted full rate as a cancellation fee.
- Please inform us of any cancellation at least five days prior to the service date in order to avoid any cancellation fees.
- All cancellations must be received by Island Life Concierge during office hours. Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00 (local Japanese time)
- A full refund will be issued for the tours canceled by the operator due to inclement weather, typhoon or other unforeseen circumstances.

Reservation deadline

Reservation deadline
- All reservations: Five days in advance (reservations accepted until 15:00)
- Space is limited. Reserve as far in advance as possible for the best chance of securing your preferred date.
- Your inquiry will be responded to within two business days. If you would like a quick response, call us at 098-916-8593 or 090-1946-7593.

Service provided by

468 Mizugama, Kadena Town

Mangrove Kayak Tour on Hija River


6,800 yen for ages 13 and up
5,800 yen for ages 12 and younger

*The price above includes guide fees, necessary equipment and insurance.
*Payment must be made in advance.

Age restrictions

Ages 4 and up *Please contact us if you would like a child age 3 or younger to participate.


Approximately 2 hours

Meeting point

Umiashibi shop (an approximately one-hour drive from Naha Airport)


Departures time

Meeting time:

Tour #1: meets at 9:00
Tour #2: meets at 11:00
Tour #3: meets at 13:00
Tour #4: meets at 15:00



Operating frequency

Ten times daily

Operating season



2persons per kayak
*Minimum of 1 participant required.

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