Perhaps some of you know that one of my hobbies is kayaking. I got the chance to go kayaking yesterday on Lake Shikotsu. It was my first trip this season, but I was impressed by how beautiful the scenery was. I really think kayaking on a lake is one of the most relaxing activities around. It isn’t difficult or dangerous, and it’s a great way to experience peace and quiet and see beautiful nature. Lake Shikotsu is not that far from Sapporo, so it is very convenient, but it feels like a different world.
While I was at the lake, I ran into a man I had gone kayaking with many years ago. He runs kayaking tours on Shikotsu, teaching people how to kayak safely, and introducing them to this fun sport. If you are interested in kayaking, do a search on the internet – you will find there are lots of easy guided tours for beginners all over Japan.
I hope more people can join me in this fun outdoor activity.