Canyon Magazine is an online exploration, photo and technical journal about the sport of canyoning from all corners of the globe. We explore stories, journeys, expeditions and a technical section covering theory, equipment and techniques. An attempt to capture the whole canyoning experience of adventure and expedition throughout the world.

Canyon Magazine was started in 2013 originally to showcase canyoning in Japan, but has since moved on since then to cover canyoning stories from everywhere and everyone. We are completely independent and will always offer a unique perspective.



Phillip Mills Founder Originally from Australia, but now lives in Tokyo, Japan. Canyoning for the past 10 years, guide for 8 years and an avid outdoors person since a little kid.


Canyon Magazine was thought of after a long day of canyoning and soaking in onsens. It would never have been completed without the support and generosity of our friends, contributors, canyon companies, canyon guides, sponsors, designers and everyone else.

Thanks to Daniel at KiwiCanyons.org who graciously allowed us to use his grading information and some other items as a baseline for us. Special thanks for Mike Harris at Canyons Minakami who has helped out with information, ideas and support during the beginning times.