JAPAN, surrounded 360 degrees by the sea and made up of over 6,850 islands has some of the best undeveloped paddling fields in the world.
Japan’s historic paddling spots
If you are looking for a new adventure, there are spectacular views and scenery that can only be found in Japan. Two such memorable adventures include paddling around the Shinto Shrines by water or paddling on waterways to view Japan’s oldest castles. Both of these offer paddlers a spectacular new perspective of historic landmarks. From my home area of Kagoshima, one can witness best by water the rock faces created over thousands of years of volcanic lava flows.
Sup Yoga & Japan
In olden days, Japanese women shied away from exercising out of doors. Now, thanks to the influence of Western culture, outdoor work outs via yoga and running are now getting popular. Stand up paddling is also a popular outdoor activity for women. Both sup and sup yoga lessons and events are being actively held along the Pacific coast in the Tokyo region and in the south of Japan, especially Kyushu and Okinawa.
One interesting fact: when it comes to sup yoga, I see many participants try sup yoga as one-time-challenge and not as utilize it as a part of their regular work out routine. It takes more time and effort to get more people to venture out on to the ocean.
Sup yoga is such a beautiful creation for me. I hope, in the future, many people will come to enjoy sup yoga on the water as a delicious form of outdoor fitness in Japan.
Written by Yuki: @yuki98198
Starboard Sup Yoga ambassador