2-18-14 Omote-cho, Maebashi, JP, 371-0024

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    »Sunburst Adventures Co., Ltd.

    If you're the outdoorsy-type, then Japan's a great place to visit, and Sunburst Adventures is just one tour operator willing to quench your thirst for adventure. Located just 2 hours outside Tokyo, their 6-kilometer river-rafting trip is safe and fun for the whole family. A bit of whitewater, some tranquil drifting, and you can even jump overboard for a quick and refreshing dip along the way! Sunburst Adventures's genki crew are adept at getting you down the river, but also make the ride fun and even a bit exciting along the way. Whether it's bouncing over whitecaps, wave surfing or splashing around, joining Sunburst Adventures is a day well spent. An early-day trip also includes a lunch stop along the way. - Stephen Lebovits

    824-1 Saitama
    Tokyo, 369-1305

    »Naeba Ski Resort

    One of the popular ski resorts in Japan, the Naeba Ski Resort lies on the Mt. Takenoko in Central Japan. Boasting an extensive skiing course, with enough sharp turns and steep drops to please the most seasoned skier. However, if you are a novice, do not fret, as they have different courses designed for particular level of experience, namely, the Beginner's Course, the Intermediate Course, and the Advanced Course. In all, the resort features 33 ski-lifts, two gondolas, and the popular Dragondola. Besides skiing, the Naeba Ski Resort is also the venue for prominent festivals and concerts during the summer, including the Fuji Rock Festival. All in all, this ski resort is an ideal vacation getaway for the entire family. See the website to know more.

    202 Mikuni
    Yuzawa, 949-6292

    »Saitama Prefectural Museum

    Originally opened in 1971, the museum was reorganized in 1983 to focus on history. The exhibit areas cover periods from earliest Japan, through the Edo period to modern times. The displays are well represented with wood block prints, haniwa figures, suits of armor, screens and replicas of farms and warriors' residences.

    1-5-9 Wakamiya
    Tokyo, 363-0022

    »Okutama Outdoor Center

    Just a short ways away from the heart of Tokyo, Okutama is surrounded by rich nature. The Okutama Outdoor Center offers many kinds of outdoor activity programs, such as rock climbing, canyoning, rafting, trekking, and kayaking. In each program, there is a professional instructor there to help you, so this is a good start for your first challenge. Please check the meeting place for each program before you join it. Come enjoy your time in the wonder of nature.

    1-192-4 Mitake
    Tokyo, 198-0174

    »Rafting Winds

    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. The following are matters that require attention: children under 5 can not join this attraction and booking is necessary.

    2-411-1 Yugi-machi
    Tokyo, 198-0064

    »Forest & Water

    You can join the half-day rafting and Hydro-Speeding attraction (floating on the river with an unusual flotation tool). All you need to bring is a swimsuit and a towel. The following are matters that require attention: children under 5 cannot join the half-day rafting and children under 11 can not join Hydro-Speeding attraction. If you wish to join, you have to make a reservation.

    2-597 Wada-mach
    Tokyo, 198-0062

    »Tokyo Summerland

    Spring, summer, winter or fall, you can take your family to Tokyo Summerland, Tokyo's quasi-mega theme park, for a full day of sun, fun, food, frolic and a whole lot more. With a huge wave pool, a 40-foot water drop, indoor outdoor attractions, including an adventure course, an outdoor lagoon, rides and games, your kids will surely enjoy dragging you to and fro to get in as much as they can. During the summer, Tokyo Summerland's wave pool is way-out-of control and not for the faint of heart, as every square inch is occupied by kids and flotation devices... really a sight to behold. But when in Rome... so give it a go, but patience in a necessity. There is more detailed information on the official website if you wish to learn more.

    600 Kamiyotsugi
    Tokyo, 197-0832

    »Onko Gakkai Hall

    This museum is dedicated to the memory of Hokiichi Hanawa (1746-1821), a visually-challenged Shinto scholar. On the campus stands a somber statue of Hokiichi. Those interested in Shinto will admire the "Gunsho-Ruijo", a monumental compilation of multi-volumes which required 17,244 wood blocks to produce. Admission: Free

    2-9-1 Higashi
    Tokyo, 150-0011
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