Adventurous Things to Do in Japan

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Best Adventurous Things to Do in Japan

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  • jay22200
    Honolulu, HI209 contributions
    USJ is always great! If you time manage your plan you can see and ride most of the attractions! Since school was still in session the park didn’t seem as crowded so the wait time was less than 30 minutes per ride! Great place to spend with the family!
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • Hug Jordan
    3 contributions
    One of the best places in Hamamatsu to bring small children, and interesting for adults too. Best of all... it's free entertainment!
    Written November 5, 2020
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  • htodd503
    Portland, OR77 contributions
    I understand how people are up and down about the factory tour. It's 40+ minutes on the train from Sendai and then if you're not there during the weekend you have another 30-40 minutes walking to get into the hall. I did it on a day where it was probably 33°C and I'd already gone to see Yamadera. The humidity in the area is oppressive, and one of the Japanese tourists told me the area was picked in part for the humidity and how it would help create a great whiskey.

    Japanese tours can be a little cold. You have to look at things through windows and a lot of what goes on in a distillery is just looking at pipes and tanks. You don't even get to see the Coffey still, though they will point out the building. I've heard that the VIP tour gets to see a barrel being charred, but you have to be a VIP in the minds of Nikka Whiskey, not in your own mind.

    The best part is after the tour. There's a small bar where you can get short pours of Nikka for very little money. Where else can you even find Taketsuru 12, 17, and 21 and when I went the short pour of 21 was only ¥500! There was even a special edition Taketsuru that was ¥7,000 for a very short pour and I was glad I tried it.

    I'd recommend finding a non-driving way to get there so you can taste a little of everything. During the tour they tell you there's three types of Yoichi that they blend to make the single malt (it's my understanding that they sort the barrels into different flavor categories) and I had a taste of the Peaty and Salty was worth tasting on its own.

    Just remember, it might seem long way to go but just going from Osaka to Kyoto is going to take you longer and to me those cities are right next to each other.
    Written September 8, 2019
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  • Peter Choy
    Hong Kong, China5,125 contributions
    Then we drove to the second stop of the day: Nasu Animal Kingdom 那須動物王國. It is famous for having many animal shows, including Bird Performance Show, Cat Show, New Zealand Farm Show, and Aqua Friends.

    There are also areas where visitors can interact with animals closely, such as Capybara Forest, Alpaca Hill, Tropical Rainforest. We had a good time in the park, with the opportunity to interact with the animals, many we had not seen before let alone be in such close proximity.

    During the visit, one can also experience the nice ambiance of the Nasu Highland. Approaching noon we decided to have lunch at the Yamaneko Terrace, going for a soy sauce ramen while enjoying the gorgeous view in the backdrop.
    Written July 6, 2019
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  • Brian Y
    Kapaa, HI177 contributions
    Azure seas surround the bridge as you crass over to the island. White sand beaches and surfers in the early morning hours. passing a small island along the way that demonstrates the volcanic history of the area with stacks of columnar basalt.
    Written September 4, 2022
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  • Lacey B
    Bonn, Germany4 contributions
    This coastline is easy to access view bus route from Ito station. There is a trail along the coast which is easy to walk and has many great sites. You can see the beautiful coast, the lighthouse, and walk across a suspension bridge all within a couple of hours.
    Written March 23, 2022
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  • Rae
    283 contributions
    Bring cash for the big Buddha and shrine!

    Very nice hike lots of steps and a very cool view. Also...black ice cream!! It’s just vanilla but it looks cool! Bring water to hydrate! And be prepared for lots of steps.
    Took the ferry from Yokosuka and that was beautiful during sunset and there was a nice restaurant with limited but yummy options.
    Written May 26, 2021
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  • Takoyaki47
    Ogasawara-shoto, Japan927 contributions
    Shame about the bridge across the view. Excellent sand texture and color. Great for wedding photos apparently… As there were at least three couples in matrimonial garb on a clouded over Saturday Sunset.
    Written December 12, 2020
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  • Damien H
    15 contributions
    If you can go off season I really recommend this place. In summer it can get very busy, access through car can be time consuming as the roads in and out are quite narrow, one lane often.
    The park is well laid out with lots of wildlife and safari tours. There are also theme park rides for kids from 3 or 4 years old. The restaurants are reasonable and the giftshops have lots to bring back home with you.
    There are many shows so if you plan your visit before you arrive you can fit in a lot of activities.
    Written September 13, 2020
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  • lovetotravel88888888
    Tokyo, Japan222 contributions
    We decided to go here because it was very different from the normal touristy attractions. But let me tell you it didn’t disappoint the way it is set up is amazing. Lights set in such a way to enhance the features of each room. The place just kept going it was huge once you got underground. Please remember to take a jacket it is quite cool down there.
    Written February 10, 2020
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  • Lacey B
    Bonn, Germany4 contributions
    Amazing view at the top! Worth it! Easy to access from Ito and especially convenient if you take the bus route offered which stops directly at the mountain.
    Written March 23, 2022
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  • Audree
    Canada26 contributions
    This is the birthplace of Zen Buddhism. The Enryaku hotel was, traditional Japanese style, very clean and comfortable- staff was very pleasant and helpful. The food breakfast and dinner was included and extraordinary! Beautiful views of the lake and distant mountains, some days we could see My Fuji in the distance. The Japanese baths were clean and hot. 7am we walked to the main temple to participate in the morning ceremonies. We hiked the mountain and visited the ancient temples, some original and hundreds of years old- learning the story of Zen Buddhism and how it came to be on this sacred mountain.Lots of local pilgrims making offerings and praying- so peaceful
    Written February 14, 2020
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  • Ciocilala
    Tucson, AZ37 contributions
    Nice variety of local and tropical environments. Informative for older children, tropical fish for young children to follow, relaxing for adults.
    Written March 4, 2018
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  • Breckpeter
    10 contributions
    If you have never been to a Japanese baseball game you are missing a great time and this stadium adds to the event. The home team has cheerleaders and plays music for every hitter. The stadium is full of people wearing team swag and the ballon release in the 7th inning is a whole lot of fun.

    For beer lovers, you can bring in your own but they will pour them into paper cups as you enter the stadium. There are women with pony kegs on their back with multiple brands that you can buy in your seat.

    The food is not hot dogs etc but not to be missed.

    Get to game anywhere but If you’re in the area, this stadium is a not to be missed.
    Written January 7, 2020
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  • Mick Psa
    Shellharbour, Australia13 contributions
    My family & I visited Disney Sea in April 2019. As a family we truly loved it. The atmosphere was electric. The park was spotless. We found the staff to be incredibly friendly and very helpful. Language was not a problem.
    Written April 23, 2022
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