As we head into the latter months of the year, new opportunities arise for incredible things to do in Japan in September! Summer will be in its last days, signaling the impending arrival of the fall blossoms of autumn, however, the weather can still be hot and provide excellent conditions for kayaking, SUPs, rafting, among other watersports.
More amazing things to do in Japan in September include paragliding and ATV tours around Mt. Fuji and lush plains rich with seasonal color. The famous dunes of Tottori should be on your radar too, and you should consider as well bar-hopping in Sendai and deep-sea fishing!
Without further ado, here’s the full scope on the incredible things to do in Japan in September:
1. Sumo morning practice tour in Tokyo
While in a country famous for its sumo wrestling, it’s in order to stop by a sumo morning practice in Tokyo. Meet stars in person and find out what it takes to compete at the highest level!
2. Paragliding in Shizuoka before Japan’s tallest mountain
Offering views of Mount Fuji’s snowy peak to one side and the scenic Asagiri plateau below it, paragliding in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka offers many sightseeing pleasures from the skies!
3. Minakami, Gunma Kayaking tour
Gliding across a paradise of nature on a kayaking tour of a green river is a good way to unwind and leave your troubles behind. Take up a water race in Minakami against friends and family!
4. Helicopter night cruise over beautiful high-rises
When the darkness engulfs the city, that’s when Tokyo truly shines. Float above a sea of beautiful lights, including the rainbow bridge, on a helicopter night cruise in Japan’s skyscraper capital!
5. Okinawa boat fishing tours with friends
September is still peak season for the famous and delicious red sea bream, and many other tropical species such as the brown grouper. Take up an Okinawa fishing tour and discover your fishing talents!
6. Paragliding in Kyoto’s lush getaways
This tandem paragliding experience in Kyoto, complete with an onboard professional instructor, takes you across the pristine outskirts of the castle town of Kameoka. Drift across a basin surrounded by green mountains!
7. Airsoft game in Chiba: A taste of modern warfare
Giving you a taste of what life would have been as a military serviceperson, an airsoft game in Chiba brings you automatic rifles and the combat fun of a battlefield!
8. Sandy delight of Uradome Coast Kayaking in Tottori
Rough-cut and boasting the richest of sandy shores, the Uradome coast is mind-numbingly breathtaking! View 15 kilometers of nature’s wonder while kayaking off the coastline of Iwami town!
9. Okinawa’s mysterious blue cave snorkels
Okinawa’s most famous snorkeling spot, the Okinawa blue cave, offers friendly fish accustomed to human presence. It’s, however, more known for the strange blue lights that radiate from the water and onto the cave walls!
10. Cycling across Tokyo’s attractive metropolis
Peddle across the pop-culture heart of Tokyo in Akihabara and in the charm of wrestling-famed Ryogoku. With two wheels and a heart full of intrigue, you have all you need to savor Tokyo’s eye-catching locations!
11. Onna’s Blue cave ensures interesting diving
Okinawa has plenty of marine magic to astonish the mind, the highlight of which is the blue cave in Onna village. Dive in the sapphire glows of the water and bump into cute fish!
12. Ishigaki island tour: Meet cute fish
Hosting rare blue reefs and adorable tropical varieties like the tomato clownfish, an Ishigaki island tour offers nature’s finest. That also entails a mysterious blue cave and more!
13. Big SUP Adventure in Yokohama
When short on family outing ideas, turn to this super-board SUP adventure in Yokohama that fits seven people at a time! Alternatively, make it a romantic affair with a two-seater version!
14. Bar-hopping in Sendai: An adventure of taste
The back-alleys of Sendai are home to the best izakayas (traditional Japanese pubs) and some of the most delicious sake known to man. Crawl across the famous pubs of Sendai, sampling traditional dishes and rice wine!
15. Shonan surfing adventure in a blissful island
The hot season may be fading, but September still provides perfect weather for surfing in Kanagawa. Whizz across the waves in the panoramic beauty of the waters of Enoshima island!
16. ATV tour in Shizuoka while Mt. Fuji watches
A sunny day on the carpets of grass at the foot of Mt. Fuji avails an ATV tour in Shizuoka of great delight. Ride a buggy across famous world heritage sites and a popular geopark!
17. Tama river: The best of white-water rafting
White water rafting on the rapids of the Tama River in Ome makes for an excellent day out of the town. This tour also includes exhilarating cliff jumps and upstream mountaineering!
18. Kanagawa boat fishing: Lots of horse mackerel
A bountiful catch of Japanese horse mackerel is assured on Kanagawa boat fishing tours in Yokohama. So easy that young children can be a part of the action, this fishing experience is an excellent family-bonding activity!
19. Tottori sandboarding: Ride waves of sand
Swap the beautiful waters of Japan for amazing dunes of sand! Surf the brown sea of Tottori through sandboarding and enjoy the slips and falls that make the experience all the more fun!
20. Dotonbori river cruise tour in streets of color
Dotonbori Street is electrifying at night, with pathways lit up by the neon colors of corridors of billboards. Sample the twilight delight of electrifying architecture on a Dotonbori canal cruise!