Take a trip to Fuji-Q Highlands in central Japan’s Yamanashi Prefecture for a ride on rollercoasters boasting serious speed. Menwhile, nearby Mt. Fuji is open for climbing in the summer months.
Japan becomes a mecca for skiers and snowboarders in the winter—especially to the winter sports hubs of Niseko and Hakuba— with many coming to take advantage of the country’s perfect powder.
Head to the Setouchi Inland Sea area for cycling routes with fantastic views—including a ride across a 70km bridge connecting Hiroshima with the island of Shikoku. Alternatively, fly down to the subtropical islands of Okinawa where children can ride miniature horses in Yonaguni, anybody cram into a kayak and explore the mangroves in the Yanbaru national park, or head to the beach for snorkeling and diving in the crystal-clear waters. Wherever you find yourself, make sure to mix in some action and adventure to your Japan travel schedule.