ACTIVITIES IN TOKYO TO ENJOY WITH ALL FIVE SENSES

The ocean, rivers, mountains, and gorges—Tokyo is a big city, but it's home to great nature, too. Enjoy leisure activities like hiking, barbecuing, and sea bathing, plus dolphin watching at the islands.

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The lush greenery of the mountains, the bright blue sea and sky, the fresh breath of nature in the islands… Tokyo is best known as a big city, but it’s also home to the beauty of nature.
Hiking and barbecues, fishing and sea-bathing are a given. Tokyo even offers the sight of dolphins and whales swimming freely in the ocean. Here we introduce an array of leisure activities fascinating for adults and children alike.

  • Leisure activities in the mountains and rivers
  • Leisure activities by the seaside

Leisure activities in the mountains and rivers

A short trip from the heart of Tokyo offers the view of the lush greenery of the mountains. Many of Tokyo’s hills are beginner-friendly and ideal for hiking. Rivers are a great place not only for barbecuing and fishing but also for special experiences like rafting with friends, climbing up waterfalls, and exploring caves.

Take in the panorama from the summit

Take a refreshing walk in the forests in the mountain. The view from the summit is the best therapy for fatigue.

Fishing and river activities ideal for families with kids

Fishing spots in Tokyo are friendly to beginners. Fish tastes twice as good when you catch it yourself.

Have fun at the river the grown-up way

From rafting and climbing waterfalls to canoeing and kayaking, this section introduces popular leisure activities.

Explore the caves and keep cool in summer

Be a one-day explorer in Tokyo’s limestone caves created by the eternal flow of time.

Simply show up for camping and a barbecue

Many campsites in Tokyo provide gear and food. Their services are friendly even to beginners.

Leisure activities by the seaside

Facing the ocean and home to the Izu and Ogasawara islands, Tokyo offers a range of leisure activities on the sea. Not far from the city center are spots for fishing on the seashore, wind surfing, and barbecuing while feeling the sea breeze. A trip to the islands comes with the chance to meet dolphins and whales swimming freely in the wild. Tokyo is a treasure trove of sea activities.

Fishing and shore activities to connect with the sea

This section introduces spots nearby ideal for fishing and playing on the rocky shores with the family.

Swim in the islands’clear blue seas

Take a short trip to the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, and swim in waters of otherworldly beauty.

Swim underwater as freely as a fish

Enjoy snorkeling and diving in the clear blue seas, and feel as free as a fish.

Read the winds and ride the waves

Take on the challenge of surfing and windsurfing without the hassle of bringing your own equipment.

Take a short trip to meet dolphins and whales

Take a boat to Tokyo’s islands and marvel at dolphins and whales swimming freely in the wild.

Simply show up for camping and a barbecue

Camping and barbecuing are even greater fun with the sea breeze and the dazzling sun.

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