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Best Outdoor Activities in Tokyo

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At Tokyo Great Cycling Tour, you can choose from three kinds of tours: kayaking, running, or cycling. If you can't speak Japanese, no problem. Most staff can speak English, so you will be able to have a good time with them. If you wish to learn more about tours, please go to their website. Have you ever joined such a unique tour? If not, this is a good opportunity.

It will be a good memorable experience! Here, you can enjoy three kinds of attractions: rafting, shower climbing, and windsurfing. They are very fantastic! Rafting Winds offers morning and afternoon tours with pick-up service from the Futamatao station. If you are an Adrenalin junkie, look no further than this exciting attraction. The following are matters that require attention: children under five cannot join this attraction and booking is advisable.

The Shinjuku Gyo-en blends Western and Eastern influences in its layout with English, French and conventional Japanese gardens. It also features quaint tea ceremony houses and a greenhouse with a considerable collection of tropical plants. It is most famous for its cherry blossom trees, which in early spring paint the whole place with different hues of fluttering pink. It is an ideal place to get some fresh air, relax amidst nature and lift your spirits.

The Jonanjimakaihin Park is a waterfront park famous for camping. Here you can enjoy a lot of outdoor activities, such as skateboarding, running, cycling, barbecue, and camping. You can also watch airplanes right above you from the artificial beach. In summer, you can enjoy fireworks on the beach. You can surely have a lasting memory with your friends and family here.

Just 51 minutes west of Shinjuku lies Mount Takao and the Yakuo-in shrine. There are several different nature trails to the top, which is about 599 meters (1965 feet) high. Here, you can relax over a beer and look out over the metropolis below to the east and Mount Fuji to the west. Recommended routes are six along the valley, going up, and five, walking down, which take about 50 and 70 minutes respectively. For those less inclined to hike up the sloping inclines there is a chairlift and a cable car, each costing a few hundred yen, that take you two thirds of the way up. All in all, an exhilarating experience.

The volcanic Mount Fuji is Japan's tallest peak as its summit is at a height of 3,776.24 meters (12,389 feet). This ethereal beauty is an icon of Japan's natural and cultural heritage, greatly revered and even deemed sacred as per Shinto beliefs. The near-perfect conical mountain has inspired thousands of paintings, poems and other artwork, its pinnacle dressed in snow for almost five months of the year. Shrines, temples and monasteries line the lower slopes of this active volcano, riddled with lakes, forests and pristine gardens along routes well-traversed by pilgrims. Mount Fuji is also a popular destination for mountaineers, with several attempts made to summit the volcano each year. The most recent eruption was over two centuries ago in 1707, yet the threat of disaster is ever-present. Often draped in a cloak of clouds and bathed in a golden hue at sunset, the otherworldly vision of Mount Fuji is not mired by this choleric side, however.

Meijijingu Gaien was built to keep a record describing the outstanding virtues of the Meiji emperor, the empress, and the Shoken empress. This place contains many kinds of sport facilities. Here you can enjoy playing tennis, soccer, and baseball as well as ice skating. In autumn, you can walk the road covered in leaves of ginkgo, which looks like yellow carpet on the road. The hours of operation and the admission fees vary depending on each facility. If you wish to go there, please check the website for more information.

Citizen Plaza has an international standard ice skating rink where you can enjoy ice skating year-round. They also offer ice skating lessons for skaters of all abilities, from beginners to advanced. Citizen Plaza not only has an ice skating rink, but also tennis courts, a bowling alley, and an indoor driving range. You are bound to have a good time with your friends and family. For lots of fun activities, check out Citizen Plaza.

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