Ready for Summer in Japan? Here are 7 more suggestions of places for you to go during this season!
1- Kenny Family Village in Saitama
Around Hannou, a city in the province of Saitama, there are many mountains cut by several rivers. In one of these locations, the Kennys Family Village was created. The place provides comfort and convenience amidst nature and visitors are attracted by the fishing and barbecue area. More than that, the place offers lodge, bathrooms, ample parking and even a river course that has become a natural pool.
Kenny Family Village is a good choice for anyone who wants to spend one or more days away from the hustle and bustle of big cities. Different rates are charged, depending on the recreation chosen.
From 3 to 6 years old: ¥ 350
Adults and children from 6 years old: ¥ 700
Location: Saitama-ken Hannou-shi Kaminaguri 3196
Hours: 8h30 to 17h (Holidays: Wednesdays and Thursdays)
See more information on the website: http://www.kfv.co.jp
2- Karasawa in Kanagawa
Kanagawa is a province that most associates the enthusiasm of the metropolis with nature. Not far from its large cities like Yokohama and Kawasaki, going into its interior, several points along the rivers have turned camp sites. One of them is the Karasawa, where it is possible to make barbecues, swim and enjoy the night around a campfire. The place offers bathrooms and lodge. The entry prices vary according to services used.
Location: Kanazawa-Ken Aiko-gun Kiyokawa Mura Miyagase 1700
Hours: 9h to 16h
See more information at: https://karasawa-camp.sakura.ne.jp/store.html
3- Minakami in Gunma
For those who like adventure. What about rafting? It is practiced along the Tone River – the Tonegawa – in the town of Minakami (Gunma).
There are several licensed clubs with instructors who offer services for beginners. One of them is the Top Minakami with English speaking counselors. Moreover, besides rafting, you can practice canyoning with affordable prices which vary according to services used.
Location: Gunma-ken Tone-gun Minakamina Chitsunago 170-1
Contact phone number in English: 090-5205-8261
See more information at: http://topminakami.com
4- Nikko National Park in Tochigi
For those who are not willing to get wet during this Summer, there are refreshing walks such as trekking in the middle of nature. One of the most famous are the paths within the Nikko National Park in Tochigi province. The Nature Planet provides guides, which shows and pass by through several waterfalls and historic sites. The fee is charged according to the service provided and the fee for the guide is charged separately.
Office hours: 10h to 18h
See more information at: http://www.nature-planet.com
5- Nishi Banji in Niigata
For Brazilians living in the Kanto area, there are interesting beaches to go. Despite the distance, the one of Nishi Banji in the city of Kashiwazaki (Niigata) is a good choice for families. Over there, it is even possible to harvest oysters and crabs!
Location: 〒 945-0853 Niigata Kashiwazaki-shi Banjin
In case, you have the GuiaJP app on your Iphone, you can search for Nishi Banji.
6- Takahagi Beach in Ibaraki
Another choice is the Takahagi beach (Ibaraki) on the Pacific Ocean side. The sands are white similar to those of Brazil and in the Summer, several beach houses are set up where it is possible to have a snack, shower and rest.
Location: 〒 318-0012 Ibaraki Takahagi-shi Ariakecho 3-64
In case, you have the GuiaJP app on your Iphone, you can search for Takahagi Beach.
7- Peninsula of Izu in Shizuoka
Another option would be the Izu Peninsula (Shizuoka). The entire eastern side of the region is formed by beaches.
Shirahama is the most famous in the city of Shimoda. Moreover, another one is Atami’s beach, which is different from the others for its infrastructure with bathrooms, showers, several restaurants in its surroundings and parking near the place.
Location: 〒 415-0012 Shizuoka Shimoda-shi Shirahama 2745-1
In case, you have the GuiaJP app on your Iphone, you can search for Praia Shirahama.
We wish you a great Summer. Enjoy it with responsibility!