Fuji Five Lakes

Choose From the 7 Dreamiest Spots to See Cherry Blossom in Japan!

Hanami (flower viewing) has been a traditional custom in Japan for centuries and is mostly done from the end of March to the beginning of May, depending on the weather. If you are planning on doing hanami with your friends and family during spring, then make your way to one of these 7 celestial spots:…

A room with a view that doesn’t cost the earth!

A hotel room is more than just a place to sleep, it can have a big impact on your holiday experience. One huge bonus with a room is a great view, but usually this would cost a lot of money. However, with a little searching you can find places that are reasonably priced but have…

Where to take photos of Mt Fuji

Mount Fuji is an iconic mountain and now an UNESCO World Heritage site. Mt Fuji has been central to the Japanese spirit for hundreds of years and has been a site of pilgrimage for aeons. The climbing season of Mt Fuji is short, just two months in July and August each year because the conditions…

Mt. Fuji through the eyes of a photographer

You can see in the photo above, the beauty of one of the tallest mountains in the world, Mt. Fuji. It is located on Honshu Island between Yamanashi Prefecture and Shizuoka Prefecture. The photo above was taken at Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi Prefecture last May 29, 2015 during the Fuji Shibazakura Festival. Mt. Fuji Author’s photo…

7 Mandatory Places to Visit in Japan

It is natural for a country to have places to die for. Places where tourists are rapidly expanding from time to time. This article is a list of the obligatory places to visit if you want to get a feel for the place. 1. Himeji Castle upload.wikimedia.org/ As for starters, Himeji Castle is considered in…

Fuji Five Lakes–great sightseeing area at the base of Mt. Fuji

The Fuji Five Lakes region is accessible by bus and train from Tokyo station and Shinjuku station so is perfect for either a day trip or, I recommend, a short stay outside of the city. The five lakes of this area are Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Yamanakako, Shojiko and Motosuko. The five lakes surrounding the North of…