Daniel Moore move to Japan when he was just seven months old while his father attended graduate school. He grew up immersed in Japanese society and culture in Tokyo and Nagano, attending Japanese elementary and middle schools. Daniel played collegiate-level tennis while earning a degree in international business at Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles. Upon graduation, he traveled to Kenya with a social enterprise organization selling fuel-efficient cookstoves in Nairobi. After returning to Japan he worked in ski resorts in Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen and began his career as a professional pickleball player, winning multiple national championships, introducing pickleball to Japan and starting a pickleball travel business, Pickleball Trips. Since then, Daniel has worked for various travel companies in Japan including Walk Japan, Oku Japan, Boutique Japan and Windows to Japan as a guide. An avid traveler, he has visited more than 50 countries but loves traveling around Japan and discovering its natural beauty, especially snowboarding and hiking in the mountains of Central Japan. He began Active Travel Japan in 2019 to share his knowledge and show people “The Japan they can’t find on their own.” He lives near Shiga Kogen’s famous snow monkeys in a house he removed and runs as an Airbnb and guest house.