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Touch the Clouds at Mount Omuro in Shizuoka!

Have you ever imagined being at the top of a mountain and having a panoramic look on the world around you? It is possible at Mount Omuro (Omuroyama) on the Izu peninsula in Shizuoka prefecture. Izu peninsula is known for its hot springs, beaches, and cliffs, and it is an all-time favorite spot in the…

Explore Kawazu Seven Waterfalls and Enjoy the Beauty of Nature!

Do you love exploring waterfalls, mountains, and forests? Then visit Kawazu town which is located in Izu-hanto (Izu Peninsula) in the Shizuoka prefecture. Kawazu Nanadaru is a great place to refresh and relax. Yes, as the name suggests (nana is seven in Japanese) there are seven waterfalls hidden inside the forest within a 1.5 km…

Basic Tips to Get Mt. Fuji Ticked Off the Bucket List

Here, I assume because this mountain is not like any other, the Japanese call it “Fuji-san” which means Mister Fuji! And to climb a peculiar mount such as Fuji-san, Japanese tourism offices ask you if you would like to do it by night! What a strange thing to do – go up a mountain in…

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…

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. girlschannel.net/ Those who do not have the strength or simply time to scale the 3,776-meter World Heritage site can take buses from…

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…

Snorkeling on Hirizo Beach

Location Hirizo beach is located at Minami-Izu, 200 kilometers away from the Tokyo metropolitan. The main activity here is snorkeling. The place is clean and the beach itself has no touristic structure (i.e. restroom and snacks stall). Hirizo beach can be accessed by service boat from the Nakagi Port. You have to pay for the…

“Fuji-san” the sacred mountain

The meaning behind the name Most of you have already heard of Mount Fuji (or Fuji-san in Japanese), as the highest volcano in the country, and a huge tourist attraction, present on almost every brochure about Japan, on greeting cards, and websites, posters, calendars, and any other surface it can be printed on. But what…