It is one of the things on my bucket list. I finally got to experience the skydiving and would like to introduce it to you this time. For those who are new to skydiving, I would like to share with you the preparation, the moment of jumping off, the incredible scenery, and the amazing experience that will remain in your heart. We hope you will try this ultimate adventure that will carve a lifetime memory in your life!
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Attraction of skydiving
In my opinion, attraction of skydiving is below points.
- Feel like flying in the sky
This is an experience dive, so you will not be able to move freely in the sky, but the pleasure of being freed from the constraints of the ground and blown by the wind in the vastness of the sky is irreplaceable.
- Combination of spectacular views and thrills
Skydiving is also a great opportunity to enjoy beautiful scenery. After you open your parachute and take in the panoramic view of the ground is truly breathtaking. The spectacular view of blue skies and green landscapes will deeply move your heart and leave you with unforgettable memories.
- Sense of accomplishment and confidence
Skydiving is a challenging sports, but the sense of accomplishment after overcoming the challenge is unexpected. By facing yourself and diving with courage, you will gain confidence. And it will definitely give you the energy to move forward to your next goal!LOL!
Even beginners can do by flying with an installer. This is generally called “experience diving”. Also, you will be given a brief lecture beforehand, and the content of the lecture is simple, so there is nothing difficult about it.
It may be a good idea to do your first skydiving at overseas, but if you are not good at communicating in English, we recommend that you try flying in Japan first (Japan seems to be cheaper now due to Yen is cheap).
Please check the list of frequently asked questions below. If you have any questions that are not listed here, please check Tokyo Skydiving’s website.
Q：How high do you fly from？
A：You will fly from 3,810ｍ height. This is the highest point without using the oxygen cylinder but the height is depending on the weather.
Q：How long will it take for landing？
A：Around 4 minutes. You will feel the zero gravity around 40 to 50 sencond.
Q：Can I use my camera or smart phone during the skydiving？
A：You cannot use it without the license.
Information about the skydiving
Prepare for skydiving
Maybe it might be different between the place but this skydiving centre was creating the rule to wear
- Long shirt & long pants
- High cut shoes
I think it is decided to increase the area of skin protection and to secure the ankle because it is a little chilly in the air even in summer and the ground is used for landing.
The only thing left is courage!
This moment of jumping off was the scariest! Take lots of deep breaths to calm your mind. You will soon change from fear to excitement.
You are not allowed to bring anything with you when skydiving. There are lockers where you can leave your valuables (free of charge).
I used the place named Tokyo skydiving. Check use the prices here to consider skydiving. I chose the double photographer’s course.
|Experience skydiving without filming
|The tandem instructor has a GoPro on his arm.
They will capture the parachute descent and landing on video
|Air photographer will fly with you and take videos and photos.
Enjoy dynamic videos and photos from the cameraman’s point of view
*Parachutes are not available for filming during parachute descent.
|A total of three cameras with an air cameraman and tandem instructor.
Enjoy the landscape from sky!!
At a height of 3810 meters (higher than Mt. Fuji!) ), it takes about 4 minutes to reach the ground after diving from the top. I was scared only at the moment of jumping down, but after that I felt no fear at all because of the excitement level.
I had a big smile on my face for the camera from start to finish.
Both hands and feet up is the correct way to fall. Please keep this in mind as the instructor will tell you in the prior briefing.
After experiencing a little over a minute of free fall, the parachute is opened and you can enjoy the rest of your time in the sky. The instructor also advises you to look at the scenery in the distance, as looking directly down will make you drunk. I don’t get motion sickness, but looking straight down made me feeling the motion sickness.
The landing posture is also very important. If you don’t land with your leg lifting up, you will injure your leg.
The flight was over in a flash, but it was a crazy thrilling and fun experience. I wouldn’t mind flying again.
This was Tokyo Skydiving Club, the only skydiving company in the Kanto area where you can experience skydiving. If you are interested, please take a look.
How to access
Assemble area will be below
You can get there by typing “Honda Airport” into your car navigation system, etc. Park in the gravel parking lot directly next to the airport. There is no public transportation such as buses, so we recommend that you arrange a cab or come by car.
Address：53-1 Demarushimogō, Kawajima, Hiki District, Saitama 350-0141
Also, there are no restrooms on site, so you will need to either finish in advance or get a key to the office from the receptionist.
Let’s enjoy skydiving!
The photos taken in this report were taken using GoPro photo and video recording. If you are considering a high quality action camera, please consider GoPro.