Aoshima Miyazaki | Stay Wild Surfwear Photo shoot

Ladies Surf wear by Stay Wildhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/StayWildByAnna

Aoshima, Miyazaki Photography services by Mountain Swell

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Aoshima Miyazaki | Nozawa Holidays Staff Trip

Aoshima, Miyazaki Photography services.

Managers team from Nozawa Holidays having fun on their staff trip. 

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Myoko Suginohara | Spring park shoot

Suginohara is one of three resorts that make up Myoko Kogen. That ski hill has a massive 1,124m vertical drop and the mountain receives up to 13m of snow per year. Also boasting one of Japans longest runs at 8.5km. From the top you can witness breathtaking views of Lake Nojiri, the surrounding mountains, and even Mt. Fuji on a clear day!

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Joetsu | Stay Wild Surfwear Photo shoot

Stay Wild is a new up and coming Surf wear brand designed by Anna, a Professional Kite surfer from Poland.  This shoot was done mid-winter on the West-coast of Japan in freezing conditions. We battled with strong winds and hail stones throughout the day, waiting for breaks in the weather. 

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Okinawa | Surfing the Ryukyu Kingdom

Okinawa Surf | Skate

Known for its crystal clear waters and deserted beaches, it is a popular holiday destination for both domestic Japanese and foreign tourists. When you talk about surfing in Okinawa most people don't know much information on the topic and have little knowledge about the local scene...........

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Nozawa Onsen | Photography Services

Hire a Ski and Snowboard Photographer to capture those epic powder shots

Ryan Butterfield is an Action Sports Photographer specialising in Ski and Snowboard Photography. Based in Nozawa Onsen, Japan each Winter offering Professional Photography services to suit all levels and abilities. Available on request to shoot in various resorts around the Nagano region. 

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Skateboarding in Kumamoto | Shirakawa Skatepark

Kumamoto is a great city located in Kyushu, Japan. Famous for its castle and rich Samurai heritage. We ventured off from the city towards the outskirts and found this awesome home made park hidden under a bypass. Not sure when the ramps were made but they was pretty beaten up and weather damaged.

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Jigokudani Monkey Park

There is nowhere else in the world you will find monkeys enjoying a hot bath in the middle of the mountains. The Snow Monkeys live in Jigokudani (Hell's valley), at the foot of Shiga Highlands.

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Nozawa Onsen - Japans Original Ski Resort

Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort. Renowned for it's onsen since the Edo period, the village also played a significant role in the history of skiing in Japan. The village is located at the foot of Kenashi-yama with an altitude of 1650 meters surrounded by beautiful scenery.

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Buying Ski gear in Tokyo

With Tokyo being the main hub for international tourists arriving into Japan, there has been somewhat of a pilgrimage to explore the streets of Jimbocho and stock up on any necessary winter items before heading out to the slopes. Welcome to Yasakuni Dori AKA Sports shop street

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