Faster than the speed of sound, F1 Suzuka Circuit!

Faster than the speed of sound, F1 Suzuka Circuit!

          Overview   F1 is one category of motorsports. Suzuka Circuit is the leisure facility focused on international racing course, located in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture. Besides racing course, there are also amusement part, hotel, etc.           Event Schedule   Main events: March (Motorsports Fan Thanks Day), July (Suzuka 8 Hours endurance road race), August (SUPER GT International Suzuka 1000km), September (F1 Japan’s Grand Prix). In addition, Super Formula and All Japan Road Race Championship’s domestic premier race will be held in April…

A Battle on the Ring, Sumo!

A Battle on the Ring, Sumo!

            Overview   Sumo is a Japanese style wrestling in an elevated ring. Originally performed in Japanese ancient rituals and festivals, it is now Japan’s national sports. At the same time, it is also considered as form martial arts.           Event Schedule   Sumo Official Tournament (honbasho) is held regularly as follows. Every year, during the first or second week of January, March, July, September, and November for 15 days.         How to Purchase the Tickets   There…

Dance on the Ice ~ All Japan Figure Skating Championships

Dance on the Ice ~ All Japan Figure Skating Championships

              Overview   All Japan Figure Skating Championships is the tournament that decides the best skater in Japan, sponsored by Japan Skating Federation. Marking its 84th tournament in 2015, the current champion is Hanyu Yuzuru who has secured his championship for three consecutive years.           Event Schedule   Around the end of December (four days) Upcoming: 84th All Japan Figure Skating Championships Date: December 24 ~ 27, 2015 Venue: Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena (Sapporo, Hokkaido)        …

Shimanami Kaido Cycling, cycling through the picturesque scenery~

Shimanami Kaido Cycling, cycling through the picturesque scenery~

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thTQOflupZQ     Overview   Cycling sport is very popular all around the world, including as Japan well. In Japan, there are many cycling events are held as well. Here, we would like to introduce “Cycling Shimanami”, one of the largest cycling events in Japan.   Cycling Shimanami (http://cycling-shimanami.jp/english)   The event is held at Shimanami Kaido, the famous expressway that connects Japan’s main island of Honshu to the island of Shikoku, passing over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea. The Shimanami Kaido is drawing…

Grab your sword and be Samurai for a Day! Samurai Experience in the old capital!

Grab your sword and be Samurai for a Day! Samurai Experience in the old capital!

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCnZNOIp5KY Overview   It is easy just to be Samurai by wearing Samurai costume, but do you actually know how exactly Samurai acts and fights using their swords? This place, Samurai Kembu enables you to learn the background of Samurai and gives you insights behind Samurai!           Information   【Name】Samurai Kembu (サムライ剣舞) 【Address】35-7 Sanchome (Higashi-iru, Sanjo-hanamikoji), Higashiyama-ku, B1F Neo Art Bldg., Kyoto 605-0005       【Access】   [Route 1] Kyoto Station 京都 → (Kyoto Subway Karasuma Line) → Karasuma Oike 烏丸御池 → (Kyoto Subway Tozai…

Rafting

Rafting

Overview Japan has a lot of mountains, meaning that there are many mountain streams where you can enjoy rafting. Every company below will offer you a great experience of rafting experience in the Japan’s wonderful nature!   Information Kanto area Tama river rafting tour (Tokyo) Tama river is the nearest rafting sight from Tokyo city center. It is only 50-minute-travel by train from Tokyo.   【Name】GRANDEX Okutama 【Price】from 7,000 yen 【Open】from 4 April to 30 November 【Online Reservation】http://www.gdexr.com/okutama/okutama_book_clndr_raft.html 【Reservation by Phone】0494-26-5887 【E-mail】http://www.gdexr.com/about/ask.html 【URL】http://www.gdexr.com/index.html   【Name】FOREST and WATER Okutama 【Price】from 7,000…

Experiencing Japanese Culture throught the Art of Defense ~ Archery Experience

Experiencing Japanese Culture throught the Art of Defense ~ Archery Experience

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCKLGMK_3No   Overview   Japanese archery was originally used in hunting animals, then in war-torn era until guns, brought to Japan from Portugal in 1543, replaced it as the main weapon. Since then, traditional archery in Japan has developed as one of the Japan’s representative martial arts.   Practicing Japanese archery is popular among citizens and especially in Japanese middle and high schools. It is very commonly practiced among both boys and girls.           Information   【Name】Enzan Daikyu-jo (園山大弓場 / English: Enzan Archery Gallery) 【Address】Enzan…

Amazing Underwater Experience, Scuba diving!

Amazing Underwater Experience, Scuba diving!

          Overview   Do you feeling like doing nothing but lying on the beach? Try scuba diving in Okinawa! Here, you can find beautiful underwater creatures and enjoy being surrounded by relaxing atmosphere! Or if you feel that Okinawa is too far, there are also some places near big cities in Honshu (the main island) where you can enjoy marine activities as well!           Information   The main island of Okinawa   Onna Village Just one hour from Naha, the capital of…

Spice up your bland life with Bungee Jumping Experience!

Spice up your bland life with  Bungee Jumping Experience!

      Overview   Want to add some excitement to your dull daily life? How about bungee jumping? Step forward with little courage and discover a new exciting world!             Information     Kanto area   【Name】Ryujin Bungee Try yourself and find out if you are brave enough to jump off from the highest bungee jumping spot in Japan (from the height of 100 meters above the ground). Don’t forget to take a look at the beautiful scenery from the bridge!   【Address】2133-6, Kegano…

Fly High and Touch the Sky ! Hot-air Balloon Experience!

Fly High and Touch the Sky ! Hot-air Balloon Experience!

        Overview   Have you ever been in a hot-air balloon? If not, won’t you have your first experience of floating in the sky here in Japan? Let’s fly up high and take sight of Japan, which you have never seen before!             Information   Hokkaido   This is an amazing floating experience, where you could look and observe the great nature of Hokkaido from above the sky. You can see Taisetu Mountain, Tokachi Mountains, and the city of Furano all at…