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Mount Fuji is arguably the most iconic view of Japan known all over the world. Many travelers wish to go and visit Mount Fuji, to climb or just bask in the views. However, it is worthwhile to spend a good few days in the area, as there is a...

Do you know Mount Fuji? I bet you do, it is Japan’s highest mountain and it is known for its great beauty at any time of the year. But do you also know the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park near the base of Mount Fuji? It is hands-down the one...

Japan is known as the safest place on earth but did you know that a notoriously common site for suicide can also be found? A dense forest known as Aokigahara is a popular tourist destination due to its large number of icy caverns. It lies at the northwest base...

Lake Yamanaka is the largest of all the Fuji Five Lakes which offers a good view of Mt. Fuji. It is located in the village of Yamanakako of Yamanashi Prefecture populated by many swans. Thus, it has been unofficially called "Swan Lake." Some of these swans are the real...

The mizu shingen mochi is a dessert which looks like a large droplet of water. Mizu means water while shingen mochi is a type of sweet rice cake that has been developed by the Kinseiken company which is pretty popular in Japan. It is typically served with kinako powder...

This is one of the oldest hot spring hotels in the world and is located in Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture of Japan. It was founded in 705 AD and received recognition as the oldest hotel in the world by the Guinness World Records in 2011. mocochocodotcom.files.wordpress.com/ Many visitors are drawn to...

Mount Fuji, which is the highest volcano and the highest peak in Japan, is one pride of Japan. It is considered one of the 3 Holy Mountains in Japan, along with Mount Tate, and Mount Haku. It is exceptionally symmetrical in shape, making it into a famous symbol of...

Ninjas are famous world-wide for being the silent assassins of feudal Japan. The ninja played a role in the warring states period of Japanese history, infiltrating and assassinating top targets. Many people from across the world are fascinated by these agile agents. A new park is opening soon in...

Aokigahara is a famous forest which spreads around the northern foot of the iconic Mount Fuji. This deep forest is known as the "sea of trees" or Aokigahara-jukai. The trees cover over 3,000 hectares of land and the forest is deep. It reaches from the west coast of Lake...

Mount Fuji is the icon of Japan and is very well known. However it is not just at the current moment in which Mount Fuji is seen as a monument of beauty. In the Shinto religion, the native religion of Japan, Mount Fuji was worshipped as a god. In...

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