ダニエル ムーア Daniel Moore
Unique Iga Plateau Mountain Activity Guide, ACTIVE TRAVEL JAPAN FARM Representative
Daniel grew up in Japan, attending public Japanese school in rural Nagano. In Nagano he discovered a love for the mountains and wanted to return. Recently, Daniel has worked for various travel companies and started his own business as a guide and consultant. An avid traveler, he has visited over 50 countries but loves traveling around Japan and discovering its natural beauty, especially snowboarding and hiking in the mountains of Central Japan. He also purchased a house near the Snow Monkeys, which he runs as an AirBnB and guest house. Daniel is a published author and owner of Active Travel Japan.
・ Wilderness First Aid ・ Avalanche Safety Training ・ JLPT N1 ・ Author ・ Representative Director: Freelance guide for another company, Active Travel Japan K.K. ・ Languages: English, Japanese, Conversational Spanish
I want to help you discover the Japan you can't find on your own. I love taking people to places that tourists rarely visit. These secret escapes in nature are the places I visit frequently myself. It's a chance to get out in nature, refresh and breathe deep. There is so much natural diversity and seasonal changes in Japan that it is different every time you visit.
Q: What is your most memorable experience in nature?
Hiking in the Northern Japanese Alps and staying at Hakuba Sanso. The sunset and sunrise viewed from the mountain hut with the sea of clouds below were truly awe-inspiring. Views like that have kept me going back to the mountains time and again.
Q: What does nature represent to you?
Nature is a place to gain energy and clarity. Whatever else is going on in my life, stepping into nature provides perspective. We humans are so small compared to nature and our problems are even smaller. Nature gives me the perspective and motivation I need to keep working hard but at the same time, slow down and enjoy the precious moments.
Q: What has nature taught you?
It seems like nature teaches me something new each time. Nature provides the space for me to think and come up with new lessons that I use in my life. It has taught me to worry less, to slow down, and that things are going to work out in the end.
Q: What do you hope that people will get out of experiences with you as a guide?
I hope that they get a chance to see a different side of Japan than most tourists see. I also hope they are re-energized by their time in nature and that it makes them want to visit again.