• Nijima Island Getaway (Long Weekend)

    Takeshiba Passenger Terminal first shelter

    Long weekend camping getaway to the idyllic & beautiful Niijima! Surfing, bodyboarding, swimming, snorkeling, BBQs, relaxing on the beach. YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE OFFICIAL TRIP PAGE LINKED BELOW TO JOIN: https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/trips/2019-07-12/niijima-tokyo-izu-island.html (日本語案内は以下のページでご覧できます): https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/jp/trips/2019-07-12/niijima-tokyo-izu-island.html Niijima is one of the Izu islands, located 160km from the Tokyo port. The island is famous for its sandy white beaches and turquoise waters which are ideal for surfing, snorkeling and swimming. The Niijima campground is very picturesque, located at the base of a small mountain and surrounded by green leafy trees. Looking forward to it!

  • Climb Mt Fuji!

    Shinjuku

    A weekend trip to climb the mighty Mt. Fuji - the tallest and most iconic mountain in Japan! YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE OFFICIAL TRIP PAGE LINKED BELOW TO JOIN: https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/trips/2019-07-06/climb-mt-fuji.html (日本語案内は以下のページでご覧できます): https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/jp/trips/2019-07-06/climb-mt-fuji.html The official climbing season for Mt Fuji lasts for only a few months, from July to early September. The trek to the summit is extremely popular and is completed annually by around 250,000 people! Reaching the summit of this incredible mountain leaves an unbeatable feeling of achievement and the spectacular views are well worth the hike. Our hike will be timed so that we will reach the summit before the sunrise, catching the first rays of sunlight from the highest point in Japan while the rest of the country sleeps! There are several different approaches to climb Mt. Fuji. We will be taking the Yoshida trail starting at the Kawaguchiko 5th station (2305m). It is an intermediate level climb to the summit, which depending on your pace, will take 5 to 8 hours. The trail is approximately 6km long with an elevation change of around 1500m. While it is considered an intermediate level course, the Kawaguchiko trail is a suitable trail for all ages and all levels of experience. There is no actual climbing required, just hiking, but there are some steep parts where you need to use your hands. We will be taking the hike nice and easy to allow us to acclimatize to the altitude and reserve our energy. We plan to reach the summit around 3:30am, where we can rest and get a good spot to view the sunrise. There are a few huts at the summit that serve some hot dishes and are open from around 3:30am. A good chance to enjoy breakfast on top of the world! There is also an optional hike all the way around the crater at the summit of Mt. Fuji that takes around 1hr to complete. The descent from the summit takes a slightly different trail for some of the way and is quicker than the climb up, taking around 3 to 4 hours. You will never look at Mt. Fuji the same way again after having climbed to the top. This is definitely a must do for anyone living in or visiting Japan. Hope you can join us!

  • Kayaking in Okutama

    Shiromaru Station 白丸駅

    A fun day in Okutama! Kayaking through the beautiful upper reaches of the Tama river followed by a visit to a riverside sake brewery. YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE OFFICIAL TRIP PAGE LINKED BELOW TO JOIN: https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/trips/2019-06-30/okutama-kayak-golden-week.html (日本語案内は以下のページでご覧できます): https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/jp/trips/2019-06-30/okutama-kayak-golden-week.html Kayaking is a leisurely and fun way to explore the area and take in the beautiful leafy green surroundings. We will be kayaking on the Shiromaru section of the Tama river which is predominantly a gentle lake like section famous for its incredible green and clear waters. We will be doing a beginners course so its fine for first-timers. A short hike along the riverside will get us to the local Sake Brewery where we can sample the great local sake and have lunch by the river. After relaxing at and exploring the sake brewery and gardens you can choose to head home or visit the local onsen.

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  • Rafting in Okutama

    JR Mitake Station

    A fun day out in Okutama! White water rafting on the upper reaches of the Tama river followed by a short riverside hike and a visit to a beautiful riverside sake brewery. YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE OFFICIAL TRIP PAGE LINKED BELOW TO JOIN: https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/trips/2019-06-29/okutama-white-water-rafting.html (日本語案内は以下のページでご覧できます): https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/jp/trips/2019-06-29/okutama-white-water-rafting.html Rafting in Japan is one of the most fun and exciting ways to escape the city, spend time outdoors and refresh yourself in beautiful natural surroundings. You dont need any previous experience and all equipment is provided. During our Okutama rafting trips we meet at Mitake Station (90min direct train from Shinjuku) and walk together along the river to the rafting base. After getting changed and equipped we spend the morning heading down stream on the rafts, battling the rapids along the way! Its six people per raft so its also a great way to meet people as you work together to master the river. After a fun morning on the river we take a short riverside stroll to the local sake brewery where we can have lunch by the river and try some of the fantastic local rice wine on offer. There is also the option to visit one of the local hot springs as well before heading back to Tokyo.

  • Miyakejima Dolphin Swim Island Getaway

    ロケーション設定が必要です

    A weekend island getaway to beautiful Miyakejima. Famous for its friendly, wild dolphins. Trip includes dolphin swimming tour!! Also camping, snorkeling, swimming, scuba, hiking, relaxing and more! YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE OFFICIAL TRIP PAGE LINKED BELOW TO JOIN: https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/trips/2019-06-21/dolphin-swim-miyakejima-island-japan.html (日本語案内は以下のページでご覧できます): https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/jp/trips/2019-06-21/dolphin-swim-miyakejima-island-japan.html Miyakejima and neighboring Mikurajima are part of the Izu islands chain that includes the well-known Niijima and others. Miyake and Mikura Islands are famous for being home to a large family of 200 Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins. These dolphins are living in the wild, in their natural environment however they are very friendly and as such enjoy coming right up to swimmers and snorkelers and playing around them. This rare phenomenon allows us to experience the friendly dolphins up close and personal in their natural habitat! While swimming with the dolphins its possible that you will meet small family groups, mothers, young adults and even super cute babies! This is definitely a good trip for a waterproof camera! We are taking the large passenger ferry over to the island which is a brand new ship as of late last year. We have reserved rooms and can also hang out, relax, party and even sleep up on the top decks during the cruise. We will be camping in a beautiful, ocean front camp ground with good facilities. There are some great snorkelling spots only a short walk from the camp ground. The dolphin swim tour operations are strictly limited in regards to the number of people who can visit the dolphins each day to ensure the area is kept clean and the dolphins kept happy. As such we can only fit an absolute max of 20 people on this trip so please sign up as soon as you can if you are interested.

  • CLIMB MT FUJI!

    Shinjuku City

    A weekend trip to climb the mighty Mt. Fuji - the tallest and most iconic mountain in Japan! YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE OFFICIAL TRIP PAGE LINKED BELOW TO JOIN: https: https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/trips/2019-07-20/climb-mt-fuji.html (日本語案内は以下のページでご覧できます): https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/jp/trips/2019-07-20/climb-mt-fuji.html The official climbing season for Mt Fuji lasts for only a few months, from July to early September. The trek to the summit is extremely popular and is completed annually by around 250,000 people! Reaching the summit of this incredible mountain leaves an unbeatable feeling of achievement and the spectacular views are well worth the hike. Our hike will be timed so that we will reach the summit before the sunrise, catching the first rays of sunlight from the highest point in Japan while the rest of the country sleeps! There are several different approaches to climb Mt. Fuji. We will be taking the Yoshida trail starting at the Kawaguchiko 5th station (2305m). It is an intermediate level climb to the summit, which depending on your pace, will take 5 to 8 hours. The trail is approximately 6km long with an elevation change of around 1500m. While it is considered an intermediate level course, the Kawaguchiko trail is a suitable trail for all ages and all levels of experience. There is no actual climbing required, just hiking, but there are some steep parts where you need to use your hands. We will be taking the hike nice and easy to allow us to acclimatize to the altitude and reserve our energy. We plan to reach the summit around 3:30am, where we can rest and get a good spot to view the sunrise. There are a few huts at the summit that serve some hot dishes and are open from around 3:30am. A good chance to enjoy breakfast on top of the world! There is also an optional hike all the way around the crater at the summit of Mt. Fuji that takes around 1hr to complete. The descent from the summit takes a slightly different trail for some of the way and is quicker than the climb up, taking around 3 to 4 hours. You will never look at Mt. Fuji the same way again after having climbed to the top. This is definitely a must do for anyone living in or visiting Japan. Hope you can join us!

  • Kayaking in Okutama

    Shiromaru Station 白丸駅

    A fun day in Okutama! Kayaking through the beautiful upper reaches of the Tama river followed by a visit to a riverside sake brewery. YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE OFFICIAL TRIP PAGE LINKED BELOW TO JOIN: https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/trips/2019-06-16/okutama-kayak-golden-week.html (日本語案内は以下のページでご覧できます): https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/jp/trips/2019-06-16/okutama-kayak-golden-week.html Kayaking is a leisurely and fun way to explore the area and take in the beautiful leafy green surroundings. We will be kayaking on the Shiromaru section of the Tama river which is predominantly a gentle lake like section famous for its incredible green and clear waters. We will be doing a beginners course so its fine for first-timers. A short hike along the riverside will get us to the local Sake Brewery where we can sample the great local sake and have lunch by the river. After relaxing at and exploring the sake brewery and gardens you can choose to head home or visit the local onsen.

  • Hakuba Craft Beer Festival

    Shinjuku

    Two day outdoor craft beer, music festival & adventure weekend in beautiful Hakuba! Performers and breweries from all over Japan. YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE OFFICIAL TRIP PAGE LINKED BELOW TO JOIN: https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/trips/2019-06-08/hakuba-craft-beer-festival.html (日本語案内は以下のページでご覧できます): https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/jp/trips/2019-06-08/hakuba-craft-beer-festival.html The Hakuba Craft Beer Festival (Craft Beer Marche in Hakuba) is an annual two day outdoor beer and music festival bringing together breweries and performing artists from all over Japan in one beautiful location. Located in the Hakuba Valley, with the stunning Japanese Alps in the background the event is the perfect beer drinking environment. We are staying in a great hotel (Hakuba Panorama Hotel) which features its own in-house craft beer bar. This weekend we are also lucky enough to be joined by the master brewer from Baird Brewery and there will be a chance to meet the brewer and learn about / discuss the craft beer creation process. This weekend trip also features the option to try downhill Mountain Biking at the near by Iwatake snow resort or Canyoning! There is a fairly easy but very fun downhill course here and you can ride the ski lifts back up the hill! There is also the option to try canyoning as well on the Sunday. Looking forward to this weekend!

  • Niijima Island Camping Getaway

    Takeshiba Passenger Terminal first shelter

    Weekend camping getaway to the idyllic & beautiful Niijima! Surfing, bodyboarding, swimming, snorkeling, BBQs, relaxing on the beach. Reserved seats, deck party and fast jet boat return. YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE OFFICIAL TRIP PAGE LINKED BELOW TO JOIN: https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/trips/2019-05-24/niijima-tokyo-izu-island.html 日本語案内は以下のページでご覧できます: https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/jp/trips/2019-05-24/niijima-tokyo-izu-island.html Niijima is one of the Izu islands, located 160km from the Tokyo port. The island is famous for its sandy white beaches and turquoise waters which are ideal for surfing, snorkeling and swimming. The Niijima campground is very picturesque, located at the base of a small mountain and surrounded by green leafy trees. Looking forward to it! Niijima is the perfect Tokyo weekend escape - cant wait!

  • Fuji Shibazakura Festival & Winery Tour

    Shinjuku

    Stunning festival at the base of Mt Fuji. Morning festival followed by an afternoon of wine tasting at the local wineries. YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THE OFFICIAL TRIP PAGE LINKED BELOW TO JOIN: https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/trips/2019-05-11/fuji-shibazakura-festival.html (日本語案内は以下のページでご覧できます): https://www.tokyosnowclub.com/jp/trips/2019-05-11/fuji-shibazakura-festival.html The Fuji Shibazakura Festival features over 800,000 Shibazakura flowers blooming simultaneously making this festival the biggest in the region. The vibrant pink color of the flowers is an incredible contrast to the surrounding lake and the towering, snow capped Mt Fuji back drop. Definitely one of the best photo opportunities in Japan! The festival also features outdoor entertainment and a large food court with great food and drinks from all over Japan. After a fun morning at the festival we will continue on to the Katsunuma wine region. We will stop off at two wineries for a winery tour and wine tasting. We will finish up at a mountain-top winery with a huge wine cellar and an onsen with great views over the Kofu valley. Its going to be a fun day out in Yamanashi - hope that you can join us!