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Sea kayaking in Zamami
Exploring the deep blue waters around subtropical Okinawa's Zamami Island by sea kayak.
Sea kayaking in Shiretoko
Sea kayaking along the rocky coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula, home to Japan's largest population of brown bears.
Aoshima Island and the jungle shrine
Checking out the devil's washboard coastline and a small shrine in the jungle interior of Miyazaki's small shrine island.
Climbing Mount Tarumae
Climbing Mount Tarumae, one of Hokkaido's most powerful and active volcanoes that towers over the idyllic Shikotsuko caldera lake.
Japan's Queen of the Dams
A visit to Hakusui Dam, otherwise known as "the Queen of the Dams", a beautiful cascading waterfall in Taketa City, Oita.
Nibutani Ainu Museum
Visiting one of the best museums about the Ainu, Hokkaido's indigenous people.
Okawachiyama Pottery Village
Exploring the traditional artisan village of Okawachiyama in Saga Prefecture, where Imari Porcelain has been produced for centuries.
Japan's most scenic train line
Riding the Resort Shirakami train along the scenic Gono Line which follows the Sea of Japan coast of Akita and Aomori.
Toilet Factory Tour
Touring the Toto factory in Kitakyushu where the celebrated washlets and some of the world's most advanced toilets are being produced.
The abandoned Osarizawa Mine
Exploring the abandoned ruins of one of Japan's largest former mines in Akita Prefecture.
Shunan Industrial Complex
Joining an evening cruise along the illuminated refineries and factories that line the southern coast of Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Visiting the towering cliffs along the northern coast of Iwate Prefecture.
The Kuniga Coast of the Oki Islands
Discovering the sheer cliffs and rocky shores of Shimane's Oki Islands from both land and sea.
Oysters on the Karakuwa Peninsula
Seeing and tasting how local oyster cultivation on the Karakuwa Peninsula in Kesennuma has recovered from the 2011 Tsunami.
Exploring the narrow lanes of Ogijima Island's sleepy hillside fishing village.
Omoshiroyama Kogen to Yamadera
Hiking the steep Momijigawa Ravine via a thrilling riverside trail on the way from Omoshiroyama Kogen to Yamadera Temple.
Wakame farming in Naruto
Learning about wakame seaweed farming in Naruto, a city made famous by the tidal whirlpools which form in the nearby strait.
Hiking in Urabandai
Hiking the beautiful Goshikinuma Walk in the Urabandai Region of Fukushima Prefecture, that leads past several colorful ponds. The local autumn colors should be near their peak.
Beautifying Ryujin Onsen
Relaxing in the beautifying hot spring waters of historic Ryujin Onsen in the remote mountains of Wakayama Prefecture.
Seven Colors of Hot Springs
Enjoying baths in many different hot springs in the historical bathing resort of Shiobara Onsen.
Uncovering a Hidden Beauty in Mie Prefecture, birthplace of ninja and home to Japan's most sacred shrines. Details to be announced.
Kokia fields at Hitachi Seaside Park
Visiting Hitatchi Seaside Park, a sprawling public park in Ibaraki Prefecture known for its spectacular displays of seasonal flowers and the fire-red kokia plants which cover the hillsides in autumn.
Overnight in a thatched-roof farmhouse
Staying overnight in a traditional thatched-roofed farmhouse deep in the forested mountains north of Kyoto.
Uncovering a Hidden Beauty in the rural parts of Chiba Prefecture not far from Tokyo and a popular weekend getaway for its beaches, coastlines and flowers. Details to be announced.
Searching for Fossils in Kyoto
Joining a tour through the mountains of northern Kyoto Prefecture in search of fossilized leaves, fish and other creatures.
Wasabi Farming on the Izu Peninsula
Visiting a farm on the Izu Peninsula to learn about and experience wasabi cultivation.
Rural cuisine around Mount Hakusan
Explore regional delicacies found around Mount Hakusan in Ishikawa Prefecture. Details to be announced.
The outdoors of Minakami
Swimming, jumping and sliding down the rapids and waterfalls of the Tone River in the mountain hot spring town of Minakami, Gunma Prefecture.
Visiting the rocky Amaharashi Coast in Toyoma for the pictuesque view of Toyama Bay with the Tateyama Mountains looming above in the distance.
Art around Lake Kizakiko
Enjoying exhibits of contemporary art around Lake Kizakiko, a small lake south of Shinano-Omachi in Nagano Prefecture.
Arriving in Itoigawa, where the Northern Alps meet the Sea of Japan and where the We Love Japan Tour comes to an end. Details to be announced.