Immerse Yourself in the Beauty of Izu Peninsula!

Izu Hanto (Izu Peninsula) boasts one of the most beautiful coastlines in Japan. It is fully packed with all the stuff you want to experience in Japan. There is the delicious fresh seafood, beautiful trekking areas, steep cliffs, beaches, waterfalls, mountains, onsen and what not. You will surely enjoy a great vacation here! Nobody will…

Take a Break in a Relaxing Hot Spring Town, Atami

Living and working in Japan is without a doubt stressful and at the end of the day all we want to do is to immerse our bodies in a nice warm bath before going to bed. The winter holidays are getting closer and I’m sure a lot of us would like to have a break…

Enjoy the White Sands and Breathtaking Views of Shimoda

At the foot of the Izu peninsula lies a quiet seaside town named Shimoda where the sand is white, the fish is fresh and the views are spectacular. Where to stay   If you’re looking for some luxury and don’t mind paying for it, then the Shimoda Central Hotel offers top class accommodation with a…

Shizuoka weekend getaway and amazing views of Fuji-San!

If you are in Tokyo and you are thinking of a getaway for the weekend then you should definitely plan to go to Shizuoka. It is quite close to Tokyo and there are several things to do around! Within Prefecture of Shizuoka, there is, of course, the city of Shizuoka, which is a medium sized…

Climbing Japan’s Tallest Mountain, Fuji: A Personal Experience

Almost everyone who visits or moves to Japan has Mt Fuji in his or her must see list. It can be just to see it up close or hike up the Mt Fuji. Those who do not have the strength or simply time to scale the 3,776-meter World Heritage site can take buses from Fujisan…

Climb with your Children! 300-year-old Tree House in RISONARE Atami!

If you want a unique holiday with your family, try the RISONARE Atami of Hoshino Resorts specially designed for family vacations. Risonare Atami offers a unique vacation experience for the entire family. There are many activities for the children and a relaxing atmosphere for the parents. It is also both stylish and modern which you…

Toki no Sumika Gotemba Resort: “A Tunnel of Light to Mt Fuji!”

If you’re looking for a place to stay near Mount Fuji, Toki No Sumika is the perfect place! I stayed here once with my parents and my grandmother for Christmas and we had a wonderful time. The hotel room was wonderful and the view of Mount Fuji was great as well. The night time illuminations…

Mount Fuji up close!

We are all familiar with the beautiful photos of Mount Fuji from a distance, or even photos of the sunrise from Mount Fuji, however, you don’t often see pictures of the mountain itself. Being on Mount Fuji, whether you are hiking or have driven up, is spectacular. The rich variety of plants and climates on…

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…

The Nostalgic Remote Island of Hatsushima in Atami

Provided you have a day off from work, on a beautiful sunny day, and you stay close to Tokyo, or just simply looking for a day out doing something different, there is a nostalgic small island named Hatsushima. It’s a 25-minute ferry ride from Atami, that you can reach only in 1.5 hours by train…