All-Season Outdoor Playground only Two Hours from Tokyo


Want to climb a certain mountain at Shinetsu Shizenkyo Nature Park? You’re here for a week and want to see what other activities you can enjoy. You’d like to go biking, but what routes are recommended, and where can you rent a bicycle? The Shinetsu Shizenkyo Activity Center can answer all your questions about the great outdoors in Shinetsu Shizenkyo Nature Park!

Shinetsu Shizenkyo Activity Center provides information and thrilling activities to enjoy the four seasons of Shinetsu Shizenkyo Nature Park. Access 39 ski resorts in a region blessed with heavy snowfall renowned throughout Japan and thereby a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. In the green season, the majestic Chikuma River, beautiful mountain plateaus and lush forests set the ground for epic cycling, trekking and mountain climbing, canoeing, kayaking and rafting. Shinetsu Shizenkyo Nature Park is here to arrange all these activities with a variety of rental gear, workshop and event spaces, outdoor goods, helpful books and even a fitting room.

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Born in Malaysia, raised in Japan and graduated from the University of Hawaii, Rie is the creative force behind the multi-media production at Outdoor Japan both behind the camera and in front of the lens in many of the videos produced for our readers, sponsors and destinations. Rie works closely with tourism organizations in Japan and overseas developing strategies to create exciting content to promote their destinations to our readers in Japan and round the globe. She also regularly works with outdoor and lifestyle brands and NPOs to provide video, photo and editorial content while supporting travel and tourism in Japan. Rie regularly represents Outdoor Japan at conferences, panel discussions and on television, presenting in English and Japanese.