Adventure Tourism

Welcome to Introduction of Adventure Tourism

Hi everyone how are you?

A big welcome to the introductory information on Adventure Tourism in Japan!

As you would know, Japan, the Japanese archipelago is surrounded by sea and consists mostly of mountains, valleys, rivers, and lakes etc.

These surely cause to experience strong feeling of enjoyable excitements for the adventurous travelers who has had enough of the usual sightseeing trips.

Japan is home to many regions with diverse natural beauty and tangible and intangible cultural attractions throughout the four seasons.

Foreign travelers can experience new discoveries and emotions by immersing themselves in Japan’s nature and culture.

Adventure tourism offers a deeper level of experiencing a country than traditional tourism, allowing foreign travelers to engage with local people and enhance themselves through memorable activities that align with Japan’s traditions and local customs.

It is a high-value, high-quality, and often high-cost tourism product, offering satisfaction with Japan’s services and safety measures, especially in the post-pandemic era of maintaining social distance.

As for the question of whether adventure tourism in Japan is safe, my personal opinion is as follows:

Generally, adventure tourism in Japan is considered a safe form of travel for several reasons:

Japan is a low-risk country for natural disasters and crime, with good security and infrastructure.

Many reports indicate that foreign travelers are generally satisfied with Japan’s services and safety measures.

Adventure tourism in Japan primarily focuses on experiencing nature and culture, and it typically involves fewer risky activities.

Moreover, there are ongoing efforts in Japan to investigate and address the actual situation and challenges related to adventure tourism, with expectations of improving safety and quality in the future.

However, it’s essential to note that adventure tourism in Japan is not entirely without risk. Some points to be cautious about include:

Adventure tourism in Japan often involves visiting untouched natural areas and remote locations, making travelers susceptible to accidents or troubles due to environmental changes such as weather and terrain.

It’s crucial for foreign travelers to research their destination in advance and prepare the necessary equipment and insurance.

Adventure tourism in Japan often focuses on providing authentic cultural experiences in their truest form, so foreign travelers are expected to show respect for Japan’s traditions and customs and engage in communication with local people.

It’s advisable for travelers to learn about Japanese culture and etiquette in advance and consider using local guides or interpreters for support while on-site.

On the right side of the eye-catcher image is Mr. Mike Harris from New Zealand, his wife, and their bilingual dog Scooby, which understands English and Japanese.

Mr. Harris runs adventure tourism in Japan. For more information, please visit

About the author

古林 茂樹(Shigeki Furubayashi )