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        Finding the Flow from Kansai to Kochi

        Shikoku’s many mountains, valleys and proximity to the ocean has made it a hidden gem for rafting, kayaking and canyoning enthusiasts willing to take a step or two further from the Golden Route of Kyoto and Osaka.

        Solace and Giant Salamanders in Akiota

        Just beyond Hiroshima City is a tranquil outdoor destination home to some of Japan's last remaining oosanshouo, the elusive giant salamander.
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        The mystical oni is prevalent in Japanese children’s stories, usually as a way to scare kids straight. Adventure Travel Kyoto is shedding a new light on this folklore and developing a new hiking route in the countryside of Kyoto.

        Spring Skiing in Japan 2022

        It may be spring in Japan but you can still ski in select ski resorts open all the way to Golden Week.
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        Beyond the Brand: Pow Bar

        An interview with Megumi Scott, the founder of Niseko brand Pow Bar.
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        Churamura: Footprints in the Sand

        Churamura, an NPO in Okinawa, work to conserve marine life and protect endangered sea turtles in Japan's southernmost prefecture.
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        Fall in Love with Kawazu

        Enjoy waterfall hikes and hot springs, beautiful beaches and delicious seafood in Kawazu on the western coast of Izu Peninsula.
    • Winter
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        It may be spring in Japan but you can still ski in select ski resorts open all the way to Golden Week.
        Indy Pass Outdoor Japan Tohoku

        The Resistance

        The Indy Pass arrives in Japan to bring avid riders to local resorts that punch above their weight class and offer varied terrain.
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        Go Deep into Shinano

        Discover Snow Country in Shinano Town in northern Nagano, popular for its deep powder but also its mountainous winter scenery.
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        Finding the Flow from Kansai to Kochi

        Shikoku’s many mountains, valleys and proximity to the ocean has made it a hidden gem for rafting, kayaking and canyoning enthusiasts willing to take a step or two further from the Golden Route of Kyoto and Osaka.
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        Solace and Giant Salamand...

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    • Sky
    • Snow and Ice
      • Spring Skiing in Japan 2022

        It may be spring in Japan but you can still ski in select ski resorts open all the way to Golden Week.
        Indy Pass Outdoor Japan Tohoku

        The Resistance

        The Indy Pass arrives in Japan to bring avid riders to local resorts that punch above their weight class and offer varied terrain.
        Shinano Town Outdoor Japan

        Go Deep into Shinano

        Discover Snow Country in Shinano Town in northern Nagano, popular for its deep powder but also its mountainous winter scenery.
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        Check out the latest news and winter events held at ski resorts all over Japan in 2022!
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Matsuri! Traditional Summer Festivals in Japan 2022

July 1-15: Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival, Fukuoka

July 1-31: Gion Festival

July 8-10: Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival, Kanagawa

July 16: Ueno Park Festival, Tokyo

July 20-22: Kumatani Uchiwa (Fan) Festival, Saitama

July 22-Aug. 17: Sapporo Summer Festival, Hokkaido

July 23: Matsuri Erekoccha Dance Festival, Miyazaki

July 23-24: Ogionsa Summer Festival, Kagoshima

July 24-25: Osaka Tenjin Festival, Osaka

July 28: Haneda Festival, Tokyo

July 29-30: Chidorigafuchi Moat Floating Lantern Festival, Tokyo

July 30-31: Nagasaki Minato Festival, Nagasaki

Aug. 1-4: Morioka Sansa Dance Festival, Iwate

Aug. 2-7: Aomori Nebuta Festival, Aomori

Aug. 2-3: Nagaoka Fireworks Festival, Niigata

Aug. 3: Tsukiji Honganji Bon Odori Festival, Tokyo

Aug. 3-6: Akita Kanto Festival, Akita

Aug. 5: Chikugogawa River Fireworks Festival, Fukuoka 

Aug. 5-7: Oita Tanabata Festival, Oita

Aug. 5-7: Hinokuni Summer Festival, Kumamoto

Aug. 5-7: Yamagata Hanagasa Festival, Yamagata

Aug. 5-7: Fukushima Waraji Festival, Fukushima

Aug. 5-7: Niigata Festival, Niigata

Aug. 6: 57th Nakameguro Summer Festival

Aug. 6-7: Onmaku Fireworks Festival, Ehime

Aug. 6-8: Sendai Tanabata Festival, Miyagi

Aug. 10-11: Yosakoi Festival, Kochi

Aug. 12-15: Gujo Odori Bon Dance Festival, Gifu

Aug. 12-15: Awa Odori Dance Festival, Tokushima

Aug. 19-21: Okinawa All-Island Eisa Summer Festival, Okinawa

Aug. 20: Hirafu Matsuri, Hokkaido

Aug. 20-21: Okayama Momotaro Summer Festival, Okayama

Aug. 27: Akita Omagari Fireworks Festival, Akita

Sept. 1-3: Owara Kaze no Bon Festival, Toyama

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