Best Scuba Diving Spots in Japan

Best Scuba Diving Spots in Japan

Since Japan is located on a large group of islands, it is surrounded by water: like the Sea of Japan, East China Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, Korea Strait and the Pacific Ocean. The wildlife of these seas is very unique and diverse. If we consider the fact that more than 3000 types of fish live in Japanese waters (for example red sea bream, goblin shark, frilled shark, mudskippers, etc). As an interesting fact, we cam mention that the world's northernmost coral reef is located at the coasts of Ts... [ read more ]

The Tradition of Formula One Races in Japan

The Tradition of Formula One Races in Japan

Formula One is considered to be the highest category of single-seated car racing. Starting from 1950 it attracts millions of people all around the world. It is a very expensive sport: billions of dollars are spent annually in order to organize the races. Nowadays 18-20 races are held every year, including the Japanese GP. The Japanese Grand Prix (Nihon Guranpuri) is usually organized around September or October. The Formula One made its debut in Japan in 1963. So far 39 races were held o... [ read more ]

The best surfing spots in Japan

The best surfing spots in Japan

With four large islands and thousands of smaller islands in tow, Japan has more beaches than you could find, and for a surfing addict beaches mean one thing - an opportunity to find some great waves. Despite being an underrated surfing destination on the international surfing scene, Japan has more than enough surfing spots, as well as surfers to enjoy them. Surfing is quite popular in Japan, so much that often the way a surfing spot looks like doesn't even matter much if it has some good bre... [ read more ]

The best sporting events in Japan

The best sporting events in Japan

Sports are a very important part of Japanese culture for almost everyone, even for schoolkids who appreciation for sports is nurtured through yearly sports festivals primary school through high school. People enjoy baseball, track, basketball, football, and various other individual or team sports. But 'modern' sports are only one part of sports life in Japan - traditional sports like kendō (Japanese sword fighting), kyūdō (archery) or judo are only a few of the most beloved Japanese sport... [ read more ]

Top 5 ski resorts in Japan

Top 5 ski resorts in Japan

Some of the best natural advantages of Japan are its hot springs (onsen), and moderately tall mountains with slopes that are just perfect for winter sports. Add this to the fact that Japan also has some of the most dramatic scenery in Asia, and you've just got yourself one perfect holiday destination for the cold season. Winter sports like skiing or snowboarding are quite popular in Japan, and many people go to one of the many ski resorts for weekend trips or longer holidays. One of the best... [ read more ]