In today’s day and age, with endless tv entertainment available just a click away and hours of scrolling at our fingertips, it has never been more important to create an active lifestyle within your family. Whether you already class yourself as an “active family”, or you are trying to encourage and teach your children to get into a healthy lifestyle through example, it’s important to keep being active exciting. A fantastic way to do this is to arrange active holidays, which not only teach and inspire but include activities that get the heart pumping and those limbs working. So, read on to discover 3 of our favourite holiday ideas for active families in Japan.
Skiing is in many ways, the ultimate active holiday because let’s face it, who doesn’t love playing in the snow? By choosing Nagano Ski Resort accommodation, you are not only promising yourself spectacular views and a stunning place to stay, but also some of the finest ski slopes in central Japan. Specialising in beginner and intermediate level skiing, Nagano Ski resort is the perfect place to introduce your kids to a fun, memorable and incredibly active sport and holiday! Don’t forget to make the most of your surroundings though. Holidays are a fantastic time to educate, so take a rest day and enjoy a trek or bicycle ride along the meandering trails that lead through the forest. Here, you may even spot some of the indigenous wildlife, which includes exotic birds and monkeys.
A Ryokan Stay
One of the best ways to educate your children and yourselves in the ways of other cultures is to experience it. Maybe after you’ve enjoyed the Nagano Ski Resort Accommodation, you could head to the countryside to stay in a Ryokan. Ryokans are traditional Inns that have been in operation since the early Edo Period, offering refuge to travellers between Tokyo and Kyoto. Today, they are a great way to experience Japan traditions first hand, and a fantastic base for an active holiday. Most Ryokans are strategically placed in areas that are fantastic for hiking. So, explore the areas by foot, to show that not all exercise has to be exhausting. Japanese culture prides health and taking care of yourself, so a stay in a Ryokan is the perfect way to demonstrate this to your children. Don’t forget to try out the thermal baths!
A trip to the Coast
If you’re travelling with family in the summer months, then skiing and staying in the beautiful Nagano Ski Resort accommodation will probably not be possible. However, a trip to the coast is! After exploring the magnificent sites of Tokyo (on foot for the most part – we hope), then we recommend that you head straight for Niigata. This coastal city provides breath-taking views and a plethora of wonderful activities that the whole family can enjoy. Try diving (age dependent sorry), snorkelling or even paragliding, in between gorgeous coastal walks, for a fantastic active trip in Japan.