Nature and the Outdoors in Japan

Think of Japan and images of its buzzing metropolises spring to mind, yet look beyond the cityscape of Tokyo and a world of rolling rice fields, remote islands and verdant valleys awaits. With its bubbling hot springs, towering volcanoes and snow-capped mountains, Japan's varied topography is the perfect setting for an adventure in the great outdoors.

Nature and the Outdoors in Japan

Step back in time along the ancient Nakasendo Way, soak in a natural onsen, summit Mount Fuji or chase powder on the slopes of Niseko for the ultimate way to experience the best of Japan’s natural world.

Hoshinoya Fuji

Hoshinoya Fuji

Lake Kawaguchi (Mount Fuji), Japan

Perched next to Lake Kawaguchi at the base of Mt Fuji, Hoshinoya Fuji is Japan's most breathtaking 'glamping' experience. This wonderful escape sits deep in a red pine forests and on a clear day the views of Mt Fuji are spectacular.

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Nakasendo Walking Trail

Nakasendo Walking Trail

Tsumago, Japan

Step back in time as you make your way along the Nakasendo Way, a network of ancient highways used by people travelling from Kyoto to Tokyo. Along the four day walk you will trek along village paths and forested trails getting a unique taste of Japan.

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Jinpyokaku Honten

Jinpyokaku Honten

Yudanaka, Japan

Established in 1901, Jinpyokaku is a historic onsen ryokan loved by many writers and artists such as Yasunari Kawabata and Soseki Natsume. With only 6 rooms, this is a quiet and traditional option and a great base from which to explore the mountains.

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The Sekitei

The Sekitei

Miyajimaguchi, Japan

Nestled into the hillside overlooking the inland sea of Japan and out to Miyajima Island, The Sekitei provides the ultimate Ryokan experience. With just twelve rooms, the attention to detail here is outstanding and the service is second to none.

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Wanosato Takayama

Wanosato Takayama

Takayama, Japan

A beautiful Japanese Ryokan just twenty minutes from historic Takayama, Wanosato is surrounded by forested hills and traditional Japanese villages. Dating back 160 years, with a rare Gasso-zukuri thatched roof, Wanosato is a truly unique place.

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