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Golf in Japan By Bennett Galloway

Game On! With the golf season is well underway, it’s time to get yourself ready to challenge one of the 2,340 courses in Japan. Whether you’ve remained active or been on the couch since ski season, warming up your body for golf is impo...

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A Pebbles Throw from Tokyo By Bennett Galloway

A visit to Kawana will put you in prestigious company. The famous course has welcomed everyone from the Japanese Imperial family and several prime ministers to the King and Queen of Sweden and has played host to Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, John Wayn...

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Canyons By Mitsuko Totani

The Tone River flows swiftly through Minakami, carrying thousands of merry rafters into white water rapids and through scenic canyons. One company, though, has ventured deeper into these same mountains to discover hidden canyons where cool water caree...

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Takamine Highland Komoro City, Nagano By Mitsuko Totani

The many-colored splendor of Takamine Fall comes quickly in the Takamine Highlands, spread out across the foot of Mt. Asama. October showcases the gorgeous yellows of the Japanese larch tree, and November provides hikers with a performance of slend...

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Asia’s Sleeping ‘Tiger’ Awakes By Bennet Galloway

Smiling faces, great food, unbelievable hospitality…and now some world-class golf courses make Thailand the perfect place for a winter golf holiday. Thailand has long been a favorite for ex-pats living in Asia looking for rest and relaxation...

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Snowboard Life By Fumitaka Igari

The snowboarder population in Japan is said to be 7.5 million strong. These are riders who hit the slopes at least three times a season. One common thread among most riders is the desire to ride better, enjoy riding more and look cooler on the slop...

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Montbell Outdoor Challenge (MOC) Throughout Japan By Mitsuko Totani

Inspired by Heinrich Harrer’s Seven Years in Tibet and his account of the north-face ascent of the Eiger Mountains in The White Spider, Montbell founder and CEO Isamu Tatsuno spent his youth exploring Japan’s hills. In his early 20s...

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Rock24 By Tyler Ensrude

Habitual overtime workers, serial early risers and rock climbing addicts: rejoice. You now have a place to call your own. A new boulder has just rolled into Iruma, Saitama, and shaken up the climbing scene. Rock24 recently opened its doors (walls a...

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Niseko Snowmobile Adventures By 

What do you do if you find yourself in Japan’s powder capital, but you don’t ski? Yesterday you tried lessons with the Canadian snowboard instructor and have now mastered the art of sliding on your knees and falling backward without...

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Myoko Backcountry Ski School By 

Myoko Backcountry Ski School (MBSS) began with a bunch of locals who simply liked going into the mountains. It is now in its 22nd year after being the first accredited “freeheel” ski school in Japan. “Most of us owned pensions, s...