Mountainous Minakami

Japan’s Top Spot for Outdoor Adventures

Donny Kimball
8 min readJan 31, 2020

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A man goes canyoning in Gunma Prefecture’s Minakami

When you confine yourself only to Japan’s urban settings, it’s easy to forget just how much of Japan is defined by its mountains. In fact, approximately twenty-seven percent of the country is considered flat. Put simply, the conditions in the vast Kanto Plain (where Greater Tokyo resides) are actually the exception to the rule. Elsewhere in Japan, mountains…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/