Adventure*

 

From hiking Mount Fuji or white-water rafting on the Tone River, Japan has a host of adventure opportunities for the thrill-seeking rugby junkie.

Japan is a fascinating land of contrasts: ancient and modern, traditional and high-tech, peaceful and exhausting, which is why there is an adventure around every corner.

During your holiday, take the time to explore ancient temples, imperial palaces and historic sites; experience Japanese hospitality in a comfortable ryokan (family inn); and soak your cares away in an onsen (hot spring) or sento (bath house) to complete a Rugby World Cup 2019 experience that will be second to none.

Shin-Kobe Ropeway

Take your Rugby World Cup trip to new heights and scale Mount Rokko in a ropeway lift from Kobe’s Shinkansen station. On your way up the mountain, you will pass various landmarks, which include the Nunobiki Waterfall and the Nunobiki Herb Garden. But the best part of the ride is at the summit of the journey - the observation deck offers incredible views of the city, especially with the night time lights beaming through the landscape.
Don’t fancy the ropeway? Not to worry! For the avid hikers, there is an alternative method of ascending the mountain by which you can follow a trail all the way up to the observation deck.

Koishikawa Botanical Garden

Idyllic plants and landscapes are probably not the first image that enters your mind when someone mentions Tokyo, however, there are lots of opportunities to take in some glorious nature that Tokyo has to offer. One of the best examples of this is the Botanical Garden.
Owned by the most prestigious University in Japan, the gardens host a few thousand species of tree and plants. As you wonder through, your senses will be overloaded as colours pop from plant to plant and the aromas fill the air.
This is the perfect opportunity to have a relaxing afternoon stroll through some of Tokyo’s most beautiful areas.

Mount Mitake

If you want a break from the city streets, then why not take a short trip to the outskirts of Tokyo and hike up Mitakesan (Mount Mitake).
The main attraction is the gorgeous shrine with a variety of colours popping out everywhere. However, the journey doesn’t have to stop there. With various hiking opportunities, you can get to see some of the most beautiful parts of Japan. There is an opportunity to scale the mountain even further, where you will get some of the best views imaginable with picturesque landscapes from every angle.

Imperial Palace East Gardens

If you would like a break from the sprawling city, then you can head over to the Imperial Palace East Gardens, a pocket of greenery and historic structures, between the modern skyline. The foundations of the castle tower, built in 1638, remain in the gardens and is a great photo opportunity. Where old buildings used to sit, a gorgeous collection of trees and plants have now taken over.
The perfect spot for a relaxing walk in serenity, the gardens are only a 10 minute walk away from Tokyo Station.

Jozankei

Jozankei is a legendary place for kappa, a mythological river creature. You can enjoy activities like canoeing and rafting as well as the beautiful autumn foliage, which means this is a great excursion opportunity.
There are also plenty of lodging facilities complete with hot spring baths that you can enjoy on a day-trip. It’s about an hour away from the centre of Sapporo, but you can go without a car, so why not check it out.

*Please note that these activities are not included in our packages, endorsed by or supported by us and may have a cost attached to them to participate.