Outdoor Activities   アウトドア Discovering Japanese nature

Oze Park Trails

Some walkers on the park's trails.

Hiking to the summit of Mount Asahi

Hiking to the summit of Mount Asahi

Skiers on Mount Hakkoda

Kenroku-en garden, Kanazawa

Kenroku-en garden in Kanazawa

Garden of the Murin-an villa in Kyoto

Garden of the Murin-an villa in Kyoto

Discovering Japanese nature

Walking in Japan

Hiking in Japan is a real tradition. Between mountains, lakes and volcanoes, the country unveils its wild charm at every turn of the road. With almost 75% of its territory occupied by mountains or volcanoes, Japan is an ideal destination for hiking enthusiasts. Whether for trekking or a day hike, hikers of all levels will find the perfect spot to enjoy the wide open spaces and the beauty of Japanese nature.

It's common to meet a Yamabushi while hiking the Dewa Sanzan

The Emerald Beach (Okinawa)

The Emerald Beach (Okinawa).

Swimming in Japan

Japan, rich in its 30,000 kilometers of coastline, holds some secret heavens for swimmers and sunbathers. From Tokyo to Okinawa, the Archipelago and its beaches offer you the opportunity to enjoy activities by the sea.

Discover the best beaches in Japan:

Bike: Japan with two wheels

Discover Japan in a different way thanks to the bicycle: in town or in the countryside, enjoy the scenery that passes before your eyes. Twenty towns also offer self-service bicycle service, as is also known in France, such as Tokyo, Kanazawa, Hiroshima or Toyama. Some railway companies offer bicycle rental as soon as you arrive at the station, including JR East, JR Kyushû, Hankyû and Kintetsu.

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Winter sports in Japan

Ski, snowboard, hot springs or landscapes full of purity, discover the best spots to enjoy the winter in the archipelago.

Discover our selection of places to ski in Japan :