|After a very scary bus ride up the mountain|
|Heading down the trail|
|At the first falls|
The first event on our canyoning tour was a natural chute. The water was racing across and we were going to be along for the ride. Elbows in, check. Legs straight, check. Goofy (and slightly scared) smile, check!
|Three seconds till take off... drop off?|
At the bottom the water churns so violently that we had to have a guide pull us out. Once we were all at the bottom we played in the churning. It was easy to swim under the waterfall, but coming back out was almost impossible!
|Doesn't look so big from the bottom!|
After the chute it was a short hike, stumble, slide, and crawl to the next event. A zip line across the creek bed!
At the bottom we crawled behind a waterfall and crammed into a cave. Then the grand finale was rappelling down a 40ft waterfall.
We survived! No broken bones or sprained wrists. Just a good time with good friends! It was the perfect way to spend our one year anniversary in Japan. That's right - officially one year in Japan. And this was an excellent way to spend it!
|Our friend Kelly|
|Final group shot!|