For the past four years I have had the privilege of calling Yubiso home. This sleepy village on the edge of Minakami is the gateway to adventure any time of the year. In winter it occupies a key spot in the decision of every skier and snowboader that comes to the area. Continue straight through on the way to Tenjindiara skijo and fantastic back country snow, or turn right and head to the many other ski resorts further up the valley, In the spring the mighty Tone-gawa, second longest river in japan, hosts class three and four rapids. Summer ushers in the canyoning season, as tourists escape from the heat. Finally, fall sees the fantastic changing of colors, and with it the multitudes of hikers..
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