Going ziplining is an awesome way to enjoy the landscape from a different perspective! It's a highly popular activity around the world, but did you know that Japan also has many great ziplining locations, too? Here are 5 recommended spots to experience the thrill and exhilaration only a zip line can give!
1. Forest Adventure (Mishima Skywalk)
Extending a total of 400m, the famous Mishima Skywalk is the longest suspension bridge in Japan. In the summer of 2018, Forest Adventure, a new area that offers ziplining experiences, was open to the public just across the bridge! The number one recommendation here is the "Long Zip Slide", a 300m-long rope that crosses under the bridge. Two people can ride at the same time, so this zip line is perfect for friends and couples. Take over the sky and enjoy a private view of Mt. Fuji and Suruga Bay!
Access: JR Mishima Station South Exit → Tokai Bus (Bus Stop #5) → Short walk after getting off at Mishima Skywalk
Price: 1,800 JPY per person
2. Zip Line -KAKKU- (Nasu Rindo-ko LAKE VIEW)
Nasu Rindo-ko LAKE VIEW is a leisure complex with a great array of attractions, including a farm, an amusement park, and a variety of events with hands-on activities. In the center of the park, you’ll find a big lake where an exhilarating zip line experience awaits you. This is actually the first zip line in the world where you slide over a lake! The one-way slide is 220m-long, making this zip line one of the longest in Japan. Enjoy yourself as you slide over the beautiful lake, and make the most of the view!
Access: Nasushiobara Station West Exit → Take the free shuttle bus → Get off at Nasu Rindo-ko LAKE VIEW
Price: Round-trip 1,000 JPY per person
3. Shooting Star (Huis Ten Bosch)
Located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Huis Ten Bosch is one of the biggest theme parks in Japan. With locations such as the Kingdom of Flowers, Kingdom of Light, and Kingdom of Games, this huge park is full of amazing attractions and games that are not just fun to play, but also fun to look at! Shooting Star is the name of the zip line here. It's a popular attraction that gives you a grand view of the park from above. This thrilling zip line has you sliding from the top of the hill straight over the canal located inside the park. It's 300m of pure fun! Get ready to have a great time in the skies of Huis Ten Bosch!
Access: Hakata Station → Huis Ten Bosch Limited Express Train → Get off at Huis Ten Bosch
Price (1-Day Passport): 7,000 JPY for adults, 6,000 JPY for junior high and high school students, 4,600 JPY for elementary school students and infants 4 years old and up, 6,500 JPY for seniors 65 years old and up
4. NAC Adventure Park
NAC Adventure Park offers you 8 courses with different challenge levels to complete on top of trees 5m to 13m from the ground. There are some 100 different elements waiting for you along the courses! At the finishing line of each course, an invigorating zip line takes you to your next challenge! This is the first large-scale adventure park in Japan and was designed by a group of Estonian professionals who work with adventure parks all around the globe. This thrilling experience is bound to entertain adults and children alike, so give it try!
Access: 13 minutes by car from Kutchan Station
Price: 4,800 JPY for adults, 4,100 JPY for elementary school students, 4,500 JPY for seniors
5. Biwako Valley ZIPLINE (Biwako Valley)
Biwako, or Lake Biwa, is the largest lake in Japan. Biwako Valley ZIPLINE gives you a magnificent view of this gorgeous lake while you slide through the air at an altitude of 1,100m. It’s an exhilarating zip line that gives you an amazing sense of freedom! The seven courses with seven amazing views will make you scream in excitement seven times! Many of the zip lines here are double lines, which means double the fun when you come with someone else. Reservations are only available at Biwako Valley’s Japanese homepage, and it’s recommended that you download the application form and fill it out in advance. Get ready to be amazed by a bird’s eye view of Lake Biwa, one of Japan’s landmarks!
Access: JR Shiga Station → Kojak Bus (bound to Biwako Valley) → Get off at Biwako Valley
Price: 3,800 JPY per person (cable car ticket paid separately)
These zip lines are so great, you'll want to try them all at least once! The experience will certainly be an unforgettable part of your trip. Give them a try and get a view of Japan’s beautiful landscapes from above!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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