Popular for camping, swimming and barbeques, Akigawa Valley has some gorgeous river gorge spots. Set up for the day with your own private patch of riverbank and enjoy some first-class rock-jumping. What’s more, you can warm up afterwards with birdsong in a pine forest-top onsen
You may or may not have heard the rumours about the white water rafting craze sweeping Nagatoro in Saitama. It’s all true, but pick the right spot and there are some great swims to be had, too. What’s more there’s a Showa-era shotengai, camping nearby, and a well-stocked convenience store just around the corner!
Hang up your hang ups, forget what you heard about Saitama and put on your swimmers, this patch of river is the real deal. Rock jumping, fast currents and cool river water await you with a riverside beer vending machine for your convenience. One of the more peaceful stations in Chichibu but still so easy to get to, even on a day trip.
The South of Izu Peninsula has a lot to offer. If you like wild landscapes, rocky beaches in the middle of the forest and volcanic cliffs, you will love Minami Izu. The deep blue sea is also incredibly clear. This place is a paradise for campers and snorkelers who want to get lost for a week-end.