Reasons to Embark on a Japanese Adventure
No matter what time of year, Japan tops the adventurer’s travel bucket list for several reasons. From Hokkaido in the north to tropical Okinawa way down south, Japan offers a thrilling adventure for any kind of traveler with its scope of breathtaking landscapes, unique wildlife, and natural trails. Need motivation to embark on an outdoor adventure? Look no further—with its stunning scenery, seaside escapades, active volcanoes, diverse wildlife, and thrilling trails, Walk Japan fulfills all of your adventurous outdoor travel needs.
Japan’s natural landscapes bring spectacular views to travelers no matter what the season or region. The Hokkaido Snow Tour showcases the region’s fresh powdery snowscapes, while the Hokkaido Hike in the summer brings travelers to hidden lush forests and mountaintops overlooking panoramic views of the wilderness. The Izu Geo Trail boasts views of the Izu Peninsula as well as the iconic Mt. Fuji.
Walk Japan provides numerous seaside experiences: the Yaeyama Okinawa Voyage includes immersive waterborne experiences such as swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding, while the Izu Geo Trail introduces travelers to fresh seafood caught by the local coastal city fishermen. Walk Japan also offers a range of land tours allowing visitors to experience Japan’s high altitude mountain trails through the Hokkaido Hike or the Kunisaki Trek. Many of Japan’s volcanoes are active, and for the more daring adventurers, the Winter Nakasendo Way and Hokkaido Hike lead travelers to magnificent views of active volcano peaks such as Mt. Ontake-san, Mt.Asashi-dake, and Mt. Tokachi-dake.
Another attractive feature of Japan is its rich and diverse wildlife: some of the rarest wild cats alive today can be found in the remote Yaeyama island of Iriomote, while the sub-tropical waters of neighboring island Ishigaki hold hundreds of types of coral and species of tropical fish. Back north in East Hokkaido, travelers can find deer, foxes, seals, dolphins, and countless species of birds in the Japanese wilderness.