Outdoor Adventures

If hiking, climbing, biking, rafting, rappelling, snowboarding, camping and the like turn you on, check out these resources ! They are your gateway to thrilling times exploring the great outdoors and endless possibilities right here within Japan.

Brief Shikoku Pilgrimage Guide

This is a brief guide for English-speakers who plan to undertake the 88 temple pilgrimage of Shikoku. The following thoughts might help give you some perspective of what you will encounter on the walk.

Canyoning Adventures

Canyoning is the freshest and most exciting new adventure sport to hit Japan. An adrenalizing and revitalizing adventure with a multitude of courses available, to suit all thrill levels !

Family Camp 2006

Gateway Int'l Center, Fujisawa, will be holding a summer camp for families in the Amagi mountains of Izu. We have invited the most innovative instructors for a variety of workshops to choose from.

Flying High Wakeboard Service

Flying High Wakeboard Service is a new Kiwi owned company conveniently located between Central Tokyo and Narita at MG Marina oュn the Edogawa River. The Edogawa River provides consistant "glassy", flat and uncrowded conditions, which make for a perfect day wakeboarding.


HappyRaft offers fun-seekers unique rafting, canyoning and adventure experiences. The Yoshino river, located in the heart of Shikoku, is a water-sports paradise. It has an abundance of fresh, crystal-clear water, making the region a natural first-choice for anyone contemplating a rafting or canyoning adventure.

Hike Japan

Hike Japan specializes in guided walking holidays. The tours, which started in 2003, offer an alternative to most other package holidays.

Hiking in Japan

An Introduction to the High Trails of Central Japan

Hokkaido Outdoor Adventures

Well, the snow melt and rain has kept us in fine form over the spring, and Saru Gawa especially is still running at high levels. We will be kicking the Canyoning off around the middle of June, and keep an eye on the page for the next Hangi in mid summer.

IAC Tokyo

The International Adventure Club (IAC) in Tokyo provides opportunities to explore the Japanese countryside and mountains. The club is entirely voluntary, with members organizing a wide range of exciting outdoor activities, which allows new friends with common interests to be made.

IOC Kansai

The International Outdoor Club (IOC) is a group of people of different nationalities who regularly participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, weekend backpacking, barbecue, mountain biking, cycling, skiing, and onsen trips. All of the activities are organized by the members themselves.

Japan Adventures

Our mission is to help you explore the real Japan enjoying your favorite activities. We run fun trips where people can meet new friends, get away from the daily grind and have new adventures in Japan.

Late Risers Hiking Club Shimane

As the name suggests we aren't the type of group to get up at 6 in the morning and go dashing off to the mountains. We prefer to take it easy.


Information about local dive tours to the Izu area just outside of Tokyo, PADI scuba diving courses, and equipment information.

Niseko Adventure Centre

When is the last time you burst into laughter? When was your last exciting adventure? You only need a little curiosity and the willingness for a challenge.

Ogawayama, a rockclimbers guide

This is a rock-climber's guide to a place called Ogawayama, which, despite increasing competition and at times unbearable overcrowding, remains the best rock-climbing area in Japan. Unless your arms are longer than your legs.

Outdoor Club Japan

This club is for Japanese and foreign people to enjoy outdoor and social activities together. Get together and meet new friends!

Outdoor Special Interest Group

Created in 1997, OSIG offers a means by which JETs can get outdoors in Japan. By utilizing the combined experiences of both serious outdoor enthusiasts and beginners alike, OSIG provides its members with the resources to challenge themselves and better enjoy the Japanese Outdoors!

Tokyo Gaijins

Whatever your nationality, Tokyo Gaijins is an international friendship, adventure sports and social group for outgoing people in and around Tokyo.

Tokyo Sail and Power Squadron

The Tokyo Sail & Power Squadron is the Tokyo branch of the United States Power Squadrons, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to recreational boating and safety.

Tozai Trek

Information about hiking, snow-shoeing and rock climbing activities in Japan

Tsukuba Walking and Mountaineering Club (TWMC)

The Tsukuba Walking and Mountaineering Club (TWMC) was founded in May 1998 and has already visited many places in Japan like Fuji-san, the North and South Alps and of course Tsukuba-san, to name but a few.

Uncle Bear

Quality outdoor adventure tours with the best quality gear and facilities, and a selection of professional guides from around the world. Situated in the hot spring town of Minakami, the Northern Alps provide the perfect stage for endless year-round adventures.

YSC Hakone Paragliding School

Y.S.C. was founded in 1973 as a Nippon Sky Sailing. Since then we have provided paragliding coaching the highest level support for both experienced pilots and to those serious about starting up.