The nation of Japan has long been a cultural leader, and today its modern influences are still entwined with ancient tradition. The island chain boasts a variety of ecological and cultural wonders, with active volcanoes and natural hot spring alongside timeworn castles and shrines. With a strong economy and despite a large population, the country has protected areas where lush greenery and cherry blossoms flourish, and open beaches along the ample coastline. Equestrian traditions are rooted in the military traditions of the Samurai; the traditional sport of Yabusame an example of the fusion of military and spiritual aspects demonstrated by equestrianism. Today, a relaxing trail ride in the verdant national park land and along the coast is a perfect way to experience the country and culture.
Horseback riding has a long history in Japan, a fascinating land of ancient culture and diverse scenery. The landscape is particularly stunning during the spring cherry blossom season when the pink blooms blanket the lush greenery. This riding trip takes place on Kyushu island, the southwestern most of Japan’s main islands. The area is known for its active volcanoes, beaches and natural hot springs, all of which you experience on this itinerary, and the wide open spaces lend themselves... Read more