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  • Kita-Kamakura Takara-no-niwa
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Yamanouchi 1418
    This is a shared atelier house which was created by renovating an old Japanese home located to the rear of the luscious green premises of Jochiji Temple in Kita-Kamakura. In the permanent exhibit is a gallery which displays works by various Takara-no-Niwa artists, and there is also the Takara-no-Kama area where participants can experience the art of making pottery as well as a rental space used to hold various workshops.
  • Kamakura Chokin Kobo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Onarimachi 6-1
    A workshop where visitors can craft wedding and engagement rings as well as other rings and charms using 10-karat gold and silver. Focusing on the concept of simple designs that can be enjoyed forever, the workshop’s expert staff will work with you from start to finish to help you create your very own piece. Jewelry crafting takes approximately three hours and it is possible to bring one’s completed piece home the same day.
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Tsunago 170-1
    This mountain-and-river outdoor and camping facility is located approximately 15 minutes from the Kan'etsu Expressway Minakami Interchange. The rubber boat rafting experience on the Tone River, which is nationally famous for rafting, is very popular. Other various activities include canyoning down the river on foot and driving four-wheel drive buggies across nature. There are also a range of accommodation facilities such as glamping, bungalow camping and lodge camping. There is a free transfer service available from the JR Minakami Station, or alternatively from the Joetsu Shinkansen Line's Jomo-Kogen Station. (Reservation required.)
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Moro 2151
    This paraglider experience school is located in Tone County, Gunma Prefecture, five minutes from the JR Joetsu Line's Gokan Station. It has a range of courses from first-time flyers' courses, to a tandem course for flying with a pro tandem pilot, and a licensing course for those who wish to acquire a license. There are also Accommodation Packs offered, which allow customers to stay in affiliated facilities, and Outdoor Packs which allow the use of Activity and Sports facilities in Minakami Town. The facility also holds canoeing lessons.

    タンデムか浮遊体験かで迷い、結局地面スレスレだったとしても自力で飛ぶことにこだわり、浮遊体験を選択。 友人と私の2人しか客のいないど真ん中平日だったため、2時間で4回ずつ交代で浮遊に挑戦。 パラグライダーは初めてだったので、まずはインストラクションから。 1回目は友人はすぐさますっ転んで、私は終始浮遊せずに地面を走り回って終了。 2回目はなんとなく浮き、 3回〜4回目は30〜40mほどを滑空で...

  • Lake Walk
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Oana 142-1
    This lake walk is located approximately 10 minutes from Minakami Interchange. There are extremely safe kayaks available for use by men and women of any level of experience to enjoy the outdoor canoe sports here. Tours of the five dam lakes of Minakami Town, Gunma Prefecture are held according to the season and weather, mainly at Lake Okutone and Lake Naramata. From the middle of the lakes, visitors can enjoy the cherry blossoms in the spring, fresh green leaves in the summer and colorful autumn leaves in the late autumn. There are also several types of tour available starting from half-day courses, in accordance with visitors’ preferences. Everything needed for the tours can be rented here. And with a canoeing guide, visitors can make happy and fun memories in a safe way.

    早朝5時にホテルでピックアップしてもらい、車で45分ほどで目的の湖へ。ガイドの方にインストラクションを受けた後、誰もいない湖面に中学生の息子と二人で漕ぎ出しました。 この日は風もなく、鏡のような水面に日の出の光、周囲の山、自分たちの姿まで映り込む景色に圧倒され、ハワイ島の山頂で満点の星と雲のような天の川を見たときと同じような心の震えを感じました。 聞こえるのは自分たちの漕ぐパドルがたてる水音...

  • Yamato Horse Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ibaraki Pref. Sakuragawashi Okunitama 4432-6
    A horseback riding club located a five-minute drive from Yamato Station on the JR Mito Line. The club offers an environment in which men and women of all ages can enjoy horseback riding. The club offers horseback riding lessons which include conscientious instruction for those who have never ridden before, horse trekking with trotting sections for those with experience, and more. The club also offers horseback archery using real bows and arrows. The club rents the appropriate archery wear and equipment and instruction is provided personally by the club president. Thanks to exposure via SNS, there are many participants from foreign countries as well.
  • KPS Nasu Kogen Paraglider School
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Yumoto Bentenasu Onsen Family Ski Resort
    This is a paragliding classroom located in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture. You can experience paragliding at this facility for a full day or half a day. Enjoy flying in courses following the guidelines of the Japan Paraglider Association. In addition, children from elementary school age can participate in the experience course, and those 60 years old or older can receive a discount.
  • Advance Horse Party
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Kou 5639-1
    This horseback riding club located in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture is where you can enjoy riding horses on vast nature-filled premises that are over 26,000 square meters in size. You can experience it as a hobby and for sightseeing with a beginner's experience course, and a visitor's course with lessons for horseback riding enthusiasts or those who want to continue it as a hobby.
  • Nature Planet
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kawajionsentakahara 42
    This outdoor adventure school is located in Nikko City. With activities such as canoeing, trekking, hiking, and snowshoeing they'll coordinate the perfect tour to get to grips with Nikko's outdoors, perfect for everyone from children to adults to fully enjoy nature. They also offer classroom activities such as art classes to make creations using materials found from nature.
  • ZACK
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Shiobara 2196-13
    This guided tour company located in Nasushiobara City, Tochigi Prefecture coordinates a number of activities such as canyoneering and kayaking. During the winter, it offers snowshoeing and trekking tours of frozen waterfalls, activities which are quickly gaining popularity. The company is patronized by many families with children due to the fact that they offer tours that match customers' ability level.
  • Tateyama Umibe no Kanteidan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tateyama-shi, Chiba Prefecture Okinoshima and others
    This non-profit facility on the Uchibo Nagisa Line runs nature programs and sponsors activities that protect the environment. With a focusing on Tateyama City's Okinoshima, their programs let you explore the uninhabited islands of Minamiboso, snorkel, go fishing, and beach comb while walking the coast checking out and sometimes collecting things that have washed ashore.
  • Ichinomiya Horse Riding Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Chouseigunichinomiyamachi Ichinomiya 9963
    This horseback riding club is in the Ichinomiya section of Ichinomiya Town, Chosei County. Their popular Kaigan Course gives you the chance to ride a horse along the coast, getting the full-feel for nearby Kujukuri Beach. An instructor leads the horses along, so it's fun for beginners, too.
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Pref. Sambugunkujukurimachi Sakuda 5610
    This horseback riding club in Kujukuri Town, Sanbu County offers basic lessons on-site, rides on Kujukuri Beach, as well as the chance to put on a costume and get your photo taken in the saddle. They have an American Old West themed restaurant and a barbecue area, too. Their facilities can even be used for shooting films.
  • SRC Sayama Horse Riding Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Sayamashi Sasai 716
    A horseback riding club located in Sasai, Sayama City. The club keeps around 88 horses. The club offers horseback rides for beginners which provides everything participants need to ride, a three-day course through which participants can gain a Class 5 horseback riding license, horseback rides for children, and more.
  • DD-Sky Park Paragliding School
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Saitama Pref. Hikiguntokigawamachi Ono The match 1251-18
    A paragliding school located in Ono Shobudaira, Tokigawa Town, Hiki County. The school offers a fully-fledged licensing course, half-day take off course, flight course during which participants fly up to five meters off the ground, and a tandem paragliding course in which participants ride together with an instructor. Customers can also enjoy Japanese-style barbecue here for lunch. In addition, the school offers free pick up and drop off from Kawagoe Station and other nearby stations (reservations must be made at least three days in advance; only available for designated courses).
  • Prime Scuba Ishigaki
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Ishigakishi Maezato 345-9
    This diving school is located near Maesato Beach in southern Ishigaki Island. Ishigaki Island not only has beautiful oceans and various marine life but is a wonderful diving spot from the comfortably warm water temperature maintained throughout the year. The dive cruise covers the surrounding area including Ishigaki Island, Taketomi Island and Iriomote Island. In addition to license acquisition, the school caters to the various needs of everyone from beginners to pro, and it is possible to rent or bring your own equipment. All services are available all day long, and being able to enjoy a pleasant cruise on the large cruiser Blue Swan is appealing. In addition, service in English is also available.
  • Cape Maeda (Blue Cave)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunonnason Maeda 469-1
    This marine sports shop offers diving and snorkeling services on Cape Maeda located to the northwest of Onna Village. Maeda Cape is a popular spot with a cave called the Blue Cave, where sunlight that enters the ocean and is reflected on the sea floor dyes it a bright and beautiful blue. Characterized by the small number of people per guide, with one for every two to three people when diving and one for each snorkeling group, you will be able to enjoy yourself at your own pace. In addition, it is recommended for graduation and family trips.
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Nishiasakusa 2-17-131F
    This traditional Japanese cuisine classroom and chef's kitchen located in Nishi-Asakusa has the concept of communicating and spreading the wonder of traditional Japanese food and tea culture in Japan and around the world. In the classes to experience traditional Japanese cuisine, you can learn from the basics, such as how to make okonomiyaki pancakes, sukiyaki, sushi, dashi soup stock and batter. There is also a class to learn green tea etiquette, and options to ride on rickshaws and wear kimono. In addition, it may be used as a rental kitchen for reunions and other gatherings.
  • Exander Onuma Canoe House
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Kamedagunnanaechou Onumachou 22-4
    Enjoy canoeing tours of the stunning natural scenery around Lake Onuma and Lake Konuma at the foot of Mt. Komagatake with Exander Onuma Canoe House. The beginner’s canoeing tour at around two hours long is popular with first-timers. As well as taking in the seasonal flowers and spring water of the lake you can also stop off at the island for a short break and tea time. Spectacular early morning tours with the beautiful morning mist and night tours under the moonlight are also very popular. They also do guided tours of Mt. Komagatake where from the summit you can see over the Tsugaru Peninsula. A definite must-see! The nearest station is Onuma Station.

    家族4人とガイドの方で大きなカヌーに乗り込み、しばしの冒険気分を満喫しました。子供の扱いも非常に上手で、親も楽しめました。 雨の中、蓮の花が綺麗に咲いているところまでカヌーを漕ぎ、美味しいコーヒー休憩も。子供達はブランコで大喜びでした。 次は紅葉の季節に伺いたいです。大満足。

  • Lake Toya Ranch
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Tsukiura 44
    This is a guest Ranch specializing in horse trekking, and is located two hours by car from Sapporo half way to Hakodate. Visitors can overlook Lake Toya, Mt. Usu and Mt. Showa Shinzan, recognized as the first “World Geopark” in Japan, while enjoying horse trekking. There is also a family course for those with small children, and anyone can join if they can straddle a horse alone without being afraid. There is a full mountain course for adults or those with a height of 140 centimeters or more. The course can be enjoyed by both experienced and inexperienced riders.

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