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Go Uncharted: Adventure Travel in Japan

For many, adventure travel offers a way to explore a destination deeper and go beyond the well-worn paths of travelers before to discover unique and exciting activities while connecting with nature and local culture. Japan’s expansive coastline, abundant national parks, and vibrant wildlife provide ample opportunity for thrilling adventures and unforgettable discoveries. Here are just some of the incredible adventure travel experiences you can look forward to in Japan:


White Water Rafting

With 70% of Japan covered in mountains, it is no wonder that there are plenty of exciting river canyons in which to do some serious white-water rafting. Get your blood pumping on the Kinugawa River in Tochigi, try your hand at traditional log rafting in Wakayama, or tackle the “Grand Canyon of Japan” on the Yoshino River in Tokushima.

Learn more: https://www.japan.travel/en/sports/adventure/activities/rafting/


Para/Hang Gliding

Whether soaring above the clouds surrounding Mt. Fuji, paragliding over the famous sand dunes of Tottori, or cruising high atop the verdant grasslands of Kyushu, hang gliding is an excellent way to get a bird’s eye view of Japan’s striking natural beauty.

Learn more: https://www.japan.travel/en/sports/adventure/activities/paraglider-hangglider/



Japan has countless cycling routes for every endurance level of cyclist and stunning views along the way. Whether crossing the Seto Inland Sea along the Shimanami Kaido, enjoying an exhilarating mountain bike through Nozawa Onsen in Nagano, or taking a more leisurely ride through the spectacular Kushiro marshlands of Hokkaido, any cycling trip in Japan is sure to delight.

Learn more: https://www.japan.travel/en/sports/cycling/?at_cycling


Scuba Diving

With thousands of miles of coastland and more than 6,000 islands, Japan is poised to offer divers just about any diving environment. From the thrilling drift ice diving along the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido to the crystal clear sub-tropical waters of Okinawa, discover underwater worlds and marine life that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Learn more: https://www.japan.travel/en/sports/diving/?at_diving




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