4 fun lake activities

06 Jul 2018 in Have Fun

Take to the water with our top tips for experiencing Japan’s lakes!

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Water sports on Hamana

Famed for its eel and oysters, Lake Hamana is also a top spot for warm-weather water sports.

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Take your pick from water skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing and wakeboarding – or head to the beach for a refreshing swim.

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Stay: Hoshino Resorts KAI Enshu, just across the road from the lake.

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Fly fishing in Nikko

Set at over 4000 ft, Lake Chuzenji isn’t one of Japan’s warmest lakes – but it’s certainly one of the most scenic.

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The lake is dominated by the verdant volcano Mt. Nantai, with its heavily-forested shores largely untouched by man. Where better for a spot of fishing? Trout is the speciality and fly fishing the preferred technique.

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Stay: Hoshino Resorts KAI Nikko, which boasts stunning lake views.

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Canoeing in the shadow of Fuji

Snow-capped mountains and thick forests surround Lake Kawaguchi, but it’s inevitably Mt. Fuji that hogs the limelight.

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On a clear day, the reflected image of Fuji is a photographer’s dream. The best way to enjoy the view? Canoeing in the early morning, when there’s less chance of haze.

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Stay: HOSHINOYA Fuji, where staff can organize your canoe trip.

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Extreme sports on Lake Biwa

Canoeing and windsurfing too tame? Then get your adrenaline pumping at Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest freshwater lake.

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Activities on offer include jetpacking and jet blading – both involving being thrust into the air by powerful water jets!

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Stay: HOSHINOYA Kyoto, a short drive from Lake Biwa.

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