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3 Iwate’s Extreme Outdoor Activities to Help You Get Back to Nature

The prefecture of Iwate is on the northern end of Honshu, the main island in the Japanese archipelago. Known for it’s stunning scenery many people flock to the under populated Iwate to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is lesser known that Iwate can actually be full of excitement and…

Relax After Your Snow Adventure in These 2 Niseko Lodges!

Areas which are mostly dominated by mountain ranges can be found on the northern part of Japan. A mountain range which serves as a municipal area known for skiing and special winter resorts is known as Niseko. It has back-country ski courses which need ample time for people to master and enjoy. In order to…

Mount Rokko Snow Park: Fun in the Snow!

In Japan when winter comes around lots of people enjoy heading to the slopes around Japan for a spot of skiing or snowboarding. There are famous ski resorts all over the country in mountainous areas such as Hokkaido, Nagano and Shiga where experienced skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes in spectacular surroundings. If you…

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…

Yuichiro Miura, the Godfather of Ski and Mountain Climbing

At the age of 81, Mr. Yuichiro Miura (三浦雄一郎), a Japanese climber, has touched the summit of the highest mountain in the world, the Mt. Everest, in Nepal. He is the oldest alpinist in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. But this is not his first time to climb Mt. Everest.…

Up up and away to Chausuyama Park!

A natural energy spot in Japan Chausuyama kogen sits at 1,418m and is surrounded by the Japanese alps and lush green flora as far as the eye can see. It is a spacious, quiet park where you can get lost in nature. Author’s photo Chausuyama is conveniently located between Aichi and Nagano prefectures and can…

Enjoy Winter With the Snow Monsters of the Zao Mountains in Japan!

Zao mountains If you like to ski or snowboard and live in Japan, I am sure that you are familiar with the Zao mountains, a complex of volcanic mountains located on the Prefectural border of Miyagi and Yamagata. You can enjoy various kinds of activity deal with nature. From Snowboard, ski, to watching the beautiful…

4 Extreme Sports in Japan

When you think of extreme sports in Japan, it may not be the first thing that springs to mind. Many people think of Japan as a tranquil nation where technology and spirituality live side by side in nature. However, Japan has an adrenaline filled side and for those of you who love extreme sports but…

Two snowy Gifu mountains to visit during summer

Mount Norikura and Shinhotaka ropeways are the two snowy mountain areas situated near Takayama of Gifu prefecture operating during the spring and early summer seasons. Both these places have hot natural springs(Onsens) at the mountain tops. 1. Mount Norikura Author’s photo A trip to the Mount Norikura, situated at Nagano-Gifu border area after the winter,…

3 best Japanese resort areas for winter sports

Japan as a skiing destination Japan is one of the world’s best destinations for both skiing and snowboarding and it is thanks to a great density of the snow and, moreover, thanks to the breath-taking views that the Japanese mountains offer. In addition to that, Japan is taking advantage of the volcanic activities of the…