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Yama-no-Hi: The Most Recent Public Holiday in Japan

With several people overworking in Japan, the government has declared another national holiday come 2016. It will be called “Mountain Day” or “Yama-no-Hi” in Japanese. This will be celebrated annually every 11th of August and is considered to be the 16th annual holiday in the country. This celebration was created in order for people to…

Up up and away to Chausuyama Park!

A natural energy spot in Japan Chausuyama kogen sits at 1,418m and is surrounded by the Japanese alps and lush green flora as far as the eye can see. It is a spacious, quiet park where you can get lost in nature. Author’s photo Chausuyama is conveniently located between Aichi and Nagano prefectures and can…

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…

“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…