Who we are?





Born in the Mountains and raised by the Ocean, we are an Adventure Guide/Photography company located in various locations throughout Japan. Operating out of Nozawa Onsen during the Winter and Miyazaki during the Summer season. We offer Adventure tours (both Summer and Winter), Marine activities, SUP/Surf board rental, Surf lessons and Professional Photo shoots. 

Mountain Swell Photography and Guiding look forward to showing you the less known parts of Japan...



Our Mission!


Mountain Swell was born in the Japanese Alps back in 2016, originally as a Ski Photography company specialising in ‘Powder shots’. Our goal was to capture our customers experience in the well known Japanese ‘Powder Snow’. We work closely with Local Guides and Photographers and aim to provide the best services for our customers. During the winter of 2017 we started to offer Snow Shoe Tours as a means to promote the nature of Nozawa Onsen and offer a Non-Skiing activity for people of all ages.


Our aim is to promote Miyazaki Prefecture and invite more people to explore this undiscovered part of Japan. We offer FREE information to help get you started on planning your trip to this incredible area. Miyazaki is not built up like a lot of places in Japan and we like it that way here. Use our FREE Local Business guide to learn the best places to eat, sleep, drink, car rental, surf school, etc..

Mountain Swell offers Surf Photography services and a range of Adventure Tours with both Local and Native English speaking guides 

Let us show you 'The Japan you don't know'