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Travel*Tours *Tips

Travel*Tours *Tips

Autumn Bungy in Minakami
Challenge yourself on a 42-meter (137-foot) bridge bungy just 70 minutes from Tokyo. Bungy Japan has been offering adrenalin fun since 2005. Stand atop the bridge while rafters float by and take the leap with the autumn colors as a backdrop.

Location: Minakami, Gunma
Dates: Open every day until Sep. 30 and from Oct. 1 – Nov. 15 (closed Wed. and Thurs.)
Price: First Jump: ¥7,500, Second Jumps (within the same season): ¥4,000
Contact Person: Charles Odlin
Tel: (0278) 72-8133
Email: info@bungyjapan.com
Web: www.bungyjapan.com

1-Day Canoe Tour on Lake Naramata
Leave your busy days behind you and enjoy canoeing and kayaking in Minakami on Lake Naramata. The scenic surroundings and on the clear waters  await you and your family. Each tour includes friendly and experienced instructors, paddling instruction, insurance, rental equipment, lakeside snacks, and lunch in the outdoors.

Location: Naramata Lake, Gunma
Date: September until the end of autumn
Price: ¥12,000 (includes lunch)
Contact Person: Nao Chee
Email: info@ilovecanoe.jp
Tel: 090-4912-6030
Web: www.ilovecanoe.jp

Sado Island Cycling Tour
Ride on spectacular coastal roads on this remote island and discover the unspoiled beauty of Japan. We stay at charming ryokans (Japanese-style inns) and enjoy gourmet food featuring the freshest seafood. A variety of cultural activities including Japanese drumming and pottery making lessons are included en route. Difficulty Level: Moderate

Location: Sado Island, Niigata
Dates: Oct. 12-18 and Oct. 19-25, 2009
Price:  ¥320,000 per person on double-occupancy basis.
Contact Person: Akira Oka
Tel: (0422) 26-6644
Email: info@okatours.com
Web: www.okatours.com

Shikoku Rafting and Canyoning
Head to Shikoku this for some of Japan’s best whitewater rafting and canyoning. Happy Raft offers thrill-seekers fantastic half-day and full-day rafting and canyoning adventures. The heart of Shikoku is a water sports paradise. Come stay for a couple days at the Happy Guesthouse and you won’t want to leave. 

Location: Otoyo-cho, Kochi
Dates: Through November
Price:  Rafting Weekday: 1-day: ¥10,000, Half-day: ¥5,500; Weekends/Holidays: 1-day ¥15,500,
Half-day ¥7,500. Canyoning: ¥9,000 (Half Day)
Contact Person: Mark Treston
Email: info@happyraft.com
Tel: (0887) 75-0500
Web: www.happyraft.com