from coral reef to snowy mountain
Japan is a country full of nature’s serenity throughout the four season.During sunmmer, the hot and moist air mass call the Pacific High Pressure flows through Japan from the south sea. And during the winter time, the Japanese Islands fringes on the edge of the Siberian cold air mass. Spring and Autumn bring the seasons of the “change”. The appearance of nature changes throughout the days and weeks. From ancient times, Japanese people have great respect for nature and the ever poetically changing seasons. In that sense, their culture, arts, and religion greatly reflect this kinship towards nature.
With respect for mother nature, the biggest peninsula in Japan, Kii Peninsula remain the natural Holy Land ever since the time of old. It is like the microcosms of earth condense with a range of variety, from coral reef to snowy mountains. The warm ocean current call “Kuroshio” (Japan current) running close along the land. It carries more 500 times than the flow rate of the Amazon river. It brings warm air into the land to nourish the growth of many trees, creating lush forests which is why Kii Peninsula is rich with rain forests. In addiotion, in Kumano area, the southern tip of the Kii Peninsula, a volcano erupted about 15 million years ago, forming the toporography it has today. The mountain ranges and rock formations are still
very unique. Kumano is an area crowded
with sacred places.
Sea, mountains and rivers of Kii peninsula gives us a feeling of purity and provide a spiritual atmosphere. It serves the base of worship for nature and mythtical stories from thousands of years ago. With the industrialization of the country of Japan and its modernity, Japan still holds respect for its mother nature which is deeply seeded in their culture. The Buddhist temple and Shinto Shirine in this area still holds extreme old traditional values with regards to respect for nature and spirituality. In that regards, sacred sites
and pilgrimage around this area have been deem as Unesco World Heritage.
Holding a wide variety of natural resources and amenities, the suburbs has attract many people’s love for outdoors adventures. It is very accessible from Kansai International Airport, and easy transpotation from big cities like Osaka or Kobe, or the ancient capital of Nara and Kyoto. This area is, also, blessed with fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables in abundance, and holds many mineral rich natural hot springs. Away from the crowded hustle and bustle of the city, it is perfect for those seeking to enjoy some leisure time in nature,
learn the rich history, and experience the beautiful culture.
Sea kayaking, Sup, Snorkeling, Surfing, Wind surfing, Fishing
Complex coastline that has an abundance of inlets, caves, islands, cliffs and sandy beaches. It is the ideal destination for maritime activities. The water is warm and transparent year round due to the influence of warm ocean currents. To feel the unique dynamic but delicate wild elegance in this coastline within your body, Sea kayaking is the best option. Kii peninsula is the ultimate choice for sea kayaking.
Trekking, Hiking, Rocking Climbing, Mountain Biking, Trail running, Exploring Canyon, Climb Waterfalls
The solemnity of the rocks and freshing feeling of trees in the deep mountain ranges will give us a healing sense and openness and freedom.
River Kayaking, White Water Rafting, River Walks
Beautiful view of green mountains looming over the river gives a nice lively feeling. Going down the pristine river with a kayak is truly a feeling of pure bliss.