#470 Bouldering

Not only limited to Japan – but bouldering has really taken off.

Bouldering is done outdoors with real boulders.

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But, a way to train and have fun with just a pair of shoes are indoor climbing gyms.

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The paths you can climb on the walls are noted with small colored tape.bouldering tape

Each color signifies a different level of difficulty.

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You need special shoes for climbing too.

There’s many dedicated shops and staff willing to give you advice (in Japanese, of course).

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A small bonus is that Japanese culture makes sharing public facilities awesome.

Always clean rental shoes, taking turns to climb patiently and entertainment like manga and kendama on site.

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