Mt. Fuji

3 Great Souvenirs to take a Piece of Japan’s Iconic Mt Fuji Home with You!

For some tourists, Japan is synonymous with Mt. Fuji which is not only the highest mountain in the country but is also considered a cultural and spiritual symbol. Therefore, it is often depicted in many souvenirs throughout the country, as you would expect, and has become a favorite purchase for many people fascinated by its…

Experience the Beauty of Japan’s Iconic Sakura and Mt. Fuji All In One Day

Sakura blossoms are a symbol of Japan and are one of the flowers that have been loved for centuries. This beauty has therefore been preserved through many works of art with sakura themes such as paintings, haiku and tanka poetry. When you imagine sakura, what kind of scene comes to mind? Brilliantly colored petals, several…

Catch a Stunning View of Mt. Fuji and Take a Boat Ride on Japan’s Swan Lake!

Lake Yamanaka is the largest of all the Fuji Five Lakes which offers a good view of Mt. Fuji. It is located in the village of Yamanakako of Yamanashi Prefecture populated by many swans. Thus, it has been unofficially called “Swan Lake.” Some of these swans are the real animals, others are man-made swans such…

Cruise Around Lake Ashinoko and Embrace the Beauty of Mt Fuji

Lake Ashi or Ashinoko Lake is a crater lake lying along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mount Hakone. This is the reason why it is also called “Hakone Lake.” The fact that it has great views of Mt. Fuji makes it a popular destination for a number of pleasure boats and ferries. It…

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…

The Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2018 Sakura Season in Japan is Here!

With the end of winter approaching and the first signs of spring in the air, it is time to start getting excited about the upcoming cherry blossom season! Locally called “sakura,” the cherry blossoms are some of the most anticipated flowers in the country; all around parks, temples, and even streets are thousands of trees…

Got a Date You Need to Plan? 3 Excellent Date Spots in Tokyo

Thanks to the internet, it’s now easier than ever to find a date. Your married friends may be spending Friday nights trawling Ikea or Nitori for a new bookshelf but in one swipe you can find someone willing to share a drink or some food with you. The hard part is now deciding where to…