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Ninja Training at the Akame 48 Waterfalls

The Akame ravine, in Mie Prefecture, is the historical training ground of Iga style Ninja where even today courses are offered to become a ninja in the natural training environment of the forests and waterfalls.

Cycling Nara

Part of the charm of visiting the ancient capital of Nara is to slow down to the pace of life here. When you put off the stresses of urban life and breathe in the fresh air from the surrounding mountains and tea plantations, you can sense the peace and tranquillity of the old houses and gardens that dot this city.

Sakura on Mount Yoshino

A part of the "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range", and designated as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Yoshino is famous for its thousands of sakura or cherry trees.