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3 Things to Keep in Mind When Climbing Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks, and it became a world heritage site in 2013. It is the tallest mountain in Japan, with its peak stretching up to 3,776 meters high, and is one of the most iconic images of Japan, featured in lots of famous pieces of art. The mountain is…

Mt Omine’s Ban on Women and 3 Tests of Courage!

Mount Omine is a holy mountain located in the Nara Prefecture and although it is popularly known as Mount Omine, its official name is actually Mount Sanjo. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is popular for its three tests of courage. The Ominesanji Temple is situated at the top of the mountain…

Boost Your Karaoke Experience and Go Next Level with ’Boulkara’ in Kyoto!

Living in Japan, there are many options to choose from to prevent boredom, whether it’s activities with your family, friends or even alone – there is certainly plenty to do. Also, in Japan, many people tend to favor karaoke.   While it is no doubt a popular choice for many, there is one idea that…

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…

3 Iwate’s Extreme Outdoor Activities to Help You Get Back to Nature

The prefecture of Iwate is on the northern end of Honshu, the main island in the Japanese archipelago. Known for it’s stunning scenery many people flock to the under populated Iwate to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is lesser known that Iwate can actually be full of excitement and…

Packing Essentials for Climbing Mount Fuji

Every year between July and September, tons of people hailing from all over the world set off to climb Mt. Fuji to check one thing off their bucket lists. But this check could easily be missed if one is not well prepared!   urbanresearch.wordpress.com/ This is a list of essentials that every hiker should minimally…

Yuichiro Miura, the Godfather of Ski and Mountain Climbing

At the age of 81, Mr. Yuichiro Miura (三浦雄一郎), a Japanese climber, has touched the summit of the highest mountain in the world, the Mt. Everest, in Nepal. He is the oldest alpinist in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. But this is not his first time to climb Mt. Everest.…

Must-read guide before climbing Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji, most familiar Japanese symbol, dominates the region southwest of Tokyo. Although Hakone is probably the most famous spot for Fuji-viewing, those with an aversion to crowds will prefer the scenic Fuji Go-ko region. Mt.Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan standing 3776m high. When its capped with snow in late autumn, winter and…

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…