Minakami is a mountainous area with rich natural scenery and an adventurous streak. Minakami is at the source of Tone River, known for its thrilling whitewater rafting. The area provides world-class skiing, with a choice of ski resorts and backcountry options. If that’s still not enough adventure, try hiking Mt. Tanigawa, a technical climb along the steep ridgeline. Alternatively, the mountain’s ropeway is a relaxed way of seeing the views and is particularly beautiful on snowy winter days or when the fall foliage is at its peak. The nearby outdoor riverside onsen, Takaragawa, is one of the most picturesque in Japan.