I decided to let the images speak for themselves in this video of an epic adventure this week. I think there are few places in the world that you can combine epic “shower climbing” as they call it here (or sawanobori) and fishing. Luckily Japan has an abundance of it. And, even more luckily Japan also has an abundance of onsen, or hot-springs, which can come in very handy when you’ve been swimming in 40 degree water all day.
P.S. I’m contemplating hosting a small group trip to Japan in 2014. This would be an opportunity to learn from some of my teachers as well as do a combo “shower climbing/tenkara” adventure trip. Let me know if that could be of interest. I’m still very much on the fence about doing it, as I’m used to traveling by myself, but this is something I’d love to share with those truly interested.
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I would be totally into that. Are you thinking of charging a fee for hosting it or would we just have to pay our airfare and hotel?
Jason, there would definitely have to be a fee. I wouldn’t be looking at making money on something like this. It would be inclusive of hotels and most food, I’d also hire my teachers for the classes and guides to take us around where needed. I’m working with a couple of guides here to figure out potential costs. It would likely be a 7 or 8 day tour.
That would be an amazing trip!
Ah, I see, it’s pretty much all inclusive so we don’t have to find our own hotels, etc. I like that. With the language barrier and without local knowledge, it’s difficult to make those kinds of arrangements. It’s nice to just show up and have things arranged for you. I’m looking forward to seeing how this develops.
I could help with any restaurant planning/ food finds or spot of interest.
That’s my job when I’m not fishing.
Would really appreciate to join you Daniel and others. Always wanted to visit Japan and recently got sick about tenkara. Can’t wait for details…
Fishing with a helmet on!
Oh, I forgot.
I would be willing to help.
Gokayama or Shirakawa-Go is reasonable and you are served meals. For a lodge in Takayama area and Tenkara friendly guide, I have some suggestions.
Anyway, there is time.