• Hello from Japan!

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    Hi there! My name's Nick Ramsay and I live in Gifu prefecture in central Japan, just north of Nagoya City. I've been in Japan for about 17 years so there's a lot I can show you in this country that you might not have seen before. I really enjoy running and hiking in the mountains so if you like beautiful scenery and tales of trail races and ultra-marathons in the Japan Alps, click the subscribe link and join my adventure! :-)

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    A collection of the best videos I've made so far. Please subscribe for new ones.
    • 2012 - A Year in Review - Duration: 5 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
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      What a year! 2012 was the year I discovered the joys of trail running, marathon and triathlon. I hope this video will inspire you to become more active and fi...
    • Mt. Norikura Trail Run & Marathon (第8回乗鞍天空マラソン) - Duration: 6 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      On the weekend of June 22/23 2013, I took part in a double-header at Mt. Norikura in Nagano prefecture, Japan. Day one was a fantastic 12km trail run through the forests and day two was an amazing ...
    • Winter Trail Run to Sarubamijou - Duration: 4 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Video from my winter trail run over the Kakamigahara Alps from Kakamigahara Natural Forest to Sarubamijou and back via Mt. Meiou and Mt. Konpira. The big shrine in this video is Kurumazaki Shrine, ...
    • Ibigawa Marathon Part One | 一人でいびがわマラソン 1 - Duration: 3 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      The Ibigawa Marathon in Japan's Gifu prefecture is so popular that registration filled up within 8 hours of opening. Unfortunately I didn't get in so I decided to run the full marathon course on No...
    • Ibigawa Marathon Part Two | 一人でいびがわマラソン 2 - Duration: 7 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Part Two: My injured knee gave way at 22km so I started to walk. 膝が痛くて22キロから歩き始まった。

      Part One: http://youtu.be/ocMyfm5m3V0

      The Ibigawa Marathon in Japan's Gifu prefecture is so popular that regist...
    • The climb up Mount Fukube (瓢ヶ岳) - Duration: 3 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      What an adventure! I cycled 30km to Fukube no Mori on the border of Mino and Gujo in Japan's Gifu prefecture, and then hiked to the top of Mount Fukube (瓢ヶ岳, 1163m). The bike alone took me up 700m ...
    • Mountain Biking in Kakamigahara, Japan - Duration: 114 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      The only time I tried mountain biking before I was scared off by how difficult the course was, and I did try! One year later and I discovered that I had gone on one of the advanced courses and that...
    • Horado Kiwi Marathon 2012 (ほらどキウイマラソン) - Duration: 6 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      On November 25th, 2012, I took part in the Seki City Horado Kiwi Marathon (10K) in Gifu, Japan. Since I was nursing an injury, I took it easy, walked some parts, and filmed the event.

      You'll spo...
    • Showamura Half-Marathon 2013 (みのかも日本昭和村ハーフマラソン) - Duration: 4 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Video footage from the 7th annual Minokamo Showamura Half-Marathon (第7回 みのかも日本昭和村ハーフマラソン) on January 13th, 2013. Filmed with a GoPro Hero 2 on a monopod.

      Watch my "Couch to 10K: Week 7, Day 2" vid...
    • Japan's First Sunrise of 2013 - Duration: 100 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      In the early hours of January 1st, 2013, I hiked up Kakamigahara Mt. Gongen to watch the first sunrise of the year. I was surprised by how many people were at the top! Fortunately I found space to ...
    • 19K Gifu Runners Road & Trail Run, Kakamigahara - Duration: 5 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Today I led a group of guys from the "Gifu Runners" group on Facebook across the Kakamigahara Alps. We ran 19 hard kilometers, scaling five mountains!

      Music: "Arcane" by Kevin MacLeod
    • Hiking "Igi no Mori" with Rikuto - Duration: 4 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Rikuto and I ventured up the 173m Igi mountain in Kakamigahara, Japan. We got bitten by mosquitos and blinded by spider webs, but still found reason to smile.

      Japanese site for Igi no Mori:
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  • Japan Play all

    Since I live in Japan, here's a playlist of videos to show you some of the things I see in this part of the world.
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    Video and reports from official races in Japan.
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    Hiking, running and other activities with my family.
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    Videos of my cycling adventures in Gifu, Japan. I ride an Bridgestone Anchor mountain bike and a Giant Defy 1 road bike.
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