outdoor

Hokkaido: Best Spot to Hit the Slopes in Winter!

Hokkaido is the coldest part of Japan and is well-known for its beautiful snowfall during winter. It has a very good quality of snow which led to the popularity if winter sports in the area. There are many resorts which offer an unforgettable winter sports experience. Here are some of the places. Niseko Niseko is…

Explore the Ice and Wind Caves Created by Mount Fuji

Everyone is familiar with the beauty of Mount Fuji. We have all seen stunning pictures of its beauty, or been lucky enough to visit it in person. We often think of Mount Fuji as an icon, a beautiful symmetrical cone to view, or climb. The history of Mount Fuji and its creation is actually more…

The Edo Tail Behind the Ancient Tokaido Trail

Way back in Japanese history, before the advent of high-speed trains, the path from Edo to Kyoto was well travelled. Without modern ways of travelling, such as by train or plane, foot power was the only way. When the Edo period dawned, the capital of Japan was moved from Kyoto, where it had been held…

White Water Rafting in the Tama River- Paddles Up, Heave Ho Hooray!

Being stuck in the concrete jungle that is Tokyo was unforgivingly wearing down on us. ‘I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity’; I was becoming exactly that. I was not looking for a place of serenity and tranquility, but on the contrary, my emotions had taken a life of their own and were…

A Beginner’s Guide to Bouldering Around Tokyo

What is Bouldering jp.fotolia.com/ For those who are unfamiliar, bouldering is a form of rock climbing, usually on the walls shorter than 3 meters, and the climbers do not need any ropes or harnesses. I am a novice climber and I admire people who boulder because it requires not only lots of strength but also…

Camping: The most affordable way to enjoy Japanese nature

Camping is the best thing to do if you love to be as close to the nature as possible, or even if you are just looking for a way to save some cash while traveling. Fortunately, all across Japan, you can find over 2,000 very affordable campsites! Same as all over the world, there are…

Summertime in Japan is good for Outdoor Dining!

It’s summertime in Japan! Of the many things to look forward to is outdoor dining. Because the seasons are very strictly observed in this country, you will find that outdoor dining is difficult to come by, even during the warmer spring days. Most restaurants won’t open their rooftops and patios to their customers until May.…

Climbing Japan’s Tallest Mountain, Fuji: A Personal Experience

Almost everyone who visits or moves to Japan has Mt Fuji in his or her must see list. It can be just to see it up close or hike up the Mt Fuji. Those who do not have the strength or simply time to scale the 3,776-meter World Heritage site can take buses from Fujisan…

8 Recommended Campsites in all over Japan

In summer, one of the most popular outdoor recreations of all Japanese is camping. From the last week of July until August every year you will see a lot of campers bringing their family, camping car and tents to preferred campsites of Japan. At the moment, the country has almost 3,000 campsites. The campsites here…

Aso Farmland, full on health-oriented complex in Kumamoto!

Aso Farm Land, a theme park located in Kumamoto Prefecture, could be your chance to experience fabulous vacations or a fantastic weekend complete package get-away. Opened in 1995, Aso Farm Land is mentioned (in japantimeline.jp) as one of the world’s largest Nature and Health theme parks. It was opened in 1995 bearing the theme “people,…