From taking in a sumo match to enjoying winter sports, Japan offers a diverse range of sports experiences, events, and activities that, combined with sightseeing in destinations around Japan, form sports tourism. To gauge foreign tourists' interest in Japan's sports tourism, participants are now being sought for the monitor tours listed below.
We visited Washi no Sato in Gokayama, Toyama Prefecture recently to give traditional paper-making a shot.
Check out three cool spots that we discovered on our last trip to Takayama, including a local sake brewery with a chic restaurant, a fantastic new history and art museum (which is also fantastically free!), and a recreation of a mid-20th century Japanese townscape.