Japan's Great Outdoors

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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Channel the Amazing Race on this unique mountain route.

Field of flowers stretching for miles. Taken in Biei, Japan.


So this is what they mean by frolicking.

View of Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho Gorge

Row, row, row your boat gently down this magnificent gorge.

Mt.Shibutsu, Oze

Mount Shibutsu

Scenic from start to finish.

Usa Shiokaze Park

Whale watching along Kochi's magnificent coast.

Kurobe Gorge

Dubbed one of the “Three Great Gorges of Japan” - and rightfully so.

Zao onsen snow

Zao Onsen

Making stripping worthwhile since 110 A.D.

Omi Maiko Beach on Lake Biwa

Omi-Maiko Beach

A beautiful beach on the shores of Japan's most famous lake.

Lake Shikotsu at Shikotsu Toya National Park in Hokkaido, Japan.

Shikotsu-Toya National Park

Located not far from Sapporo and New Chitose Airport, this natural haven is the most easily accessible national park in Hokkaido.

Lake at the active volcano - Mount Aso at Kumamoto, Japan

Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan is as unmissable as you'd expect.

Japan landscape with Mount Fuji - Lake Shoji (Shojiko) and the famous volcano. Part of Fuji Five Lakes in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park


Competition for the most beautiful region of Japan is fierce but Hakone is a serious contender.