Outdoor Activities & Sporting Events

An Angler’s Guide to Salmon Fishing in Japan

Jul 17th, 2009 | By Alan Bergman | Category: Outdoor Activities & Sporting Events

For most of Japan’s freshwater sportsmen, salmon are regarded as the ultimate catch. Until 1997 sport angling for this prized fish was prohibited in Japanese rivers, but now eleven streams in Hokkaido and Honshu allow limited recreational fishing for salmon. River fishing for salmon is strictly regulated here. Anglers must apply for permission several months [...]



Fishing Tokyo’s Tama River

Jun 29th, 2009 | By Alan Bergman | Category: Outdoor Activities & Sporting Events, Tokyo and Vicinity

It isn’t always necessary to travel far to have an outdoor adventure, even in the world’s most populated metropolis. For Tokyo area fisherman a unique angling opportunity can be just a couple of train stops or a short bicycle ride away. Tokyo’s Tama River spring run of Far Eastern dace is one of those opportunities. [...]



Edo Open Air Museum

May 28th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Museums, Outdoor Activities & Sporting Events, Tokyo and Vicinity

Located near Tachikawa, The Edo Open-air Architectural Museum is home to a recreation of a Japanese street scene with buildings from the Meiji Period (1868 – 1912) as well as a number of important historic buildings and cultural assets that have been moved here from different parts of the country and restored. One of the [...]



Go to the Mountains – In Japan! Part 2

Apr 27th, 2009 | By CJW | Category: Outdoor Activities & Sporting Events

Today, Chris, an avid mountaineer and guest photographer for The Nihon Sun writes a follow up Go to the Mountain in Japan Part 1 and talks about preparing for your mountaineering adventure and offers tips on where to stay and what to bring with you.  Take is away Chris… Whether you are planning day trip [...]



Go to the Mountains – In Japan! Part 1

Apr 20th, 2009 | By CJW | Category: Outdoor Activities & Sporting Events

Today I’d like to introduce you to Chris, an avid mountaineer and guest photographer for The Nihon Sun.  He’s an adventurous and knowledgeable climber who has agreed to share some of his knowledge and tips about mountain climbing in Japan.  Take it away Chris… Japan is one of the most crowded countries on earth: 120 [...]



The Reward of Mountain Climbing in Japan

Jan 27th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Outdoor Activities & Sporting Events, Parks, Gardens & Nature, Photo Gallery

Guest photographer Chris shares this stunning image of Mt. Yari from Mt Washiba in Nagano, located in the Chubu Region of Japan.  He’s an avid hiker and mountain climber when he’s not working at a hedge fund in Tokyo.  Thanks Chris, it’s a beautiful shot that makes me want to pull out my dusty hiking [...]



Experience Live Sumo in Japan

Dec 11th, 2008 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Events, Osaka, Outdoor Activities & Sporting Events, Tokyo and Vicinity

The first Grand Sumo Tournament of 2009 will be held in in Tokyo from Sunday, January 11th through Sunday, January 25th and advance tickets for this event are now on sale.  If you haven’t seen sumo live and will be in Tokyo during this time frame this is definitely one event that you will want [...]