Mt. Fuji

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…

4 Dreamy Views of Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko!

Mount Fuji, which is the highest volcano and the highest peak in Japan, is one pride of Japan. It is considered one of the 3 Holy Mountains in Japan, along with Mount Tate, and Mount Haku. It is exceptionally symmetrical in shape, making it into a famous symbol of Japan, and an important element in…

Winter in Enoshima: 4 Ways to Bask in its Serenity

As the Shonan Coast is well-known for its sea sports such as surfing and yachting, people would tend to think of the sun, sand, sea and summer when this area is mentioned. What I would like to introduce here is a serene gem facing the Shonan Coast and located in the Sagami Bay that is…

Japan’s Autumn Leaves in 2019: 10 Best Places to Visit

Japan in the autumn is beautiful no matter what region you are in. There are several locations for locals, residents and tourists alike to take leisurely walks and creative photos of the unique nature that Japan has to offer during this season. If you are hoping to travel to Japan just to see the amazing…

Hatsuhinode: Meet the First Sunrise of the Year in Japan

It’s finally November! And with only a month to spare we’ll soon be saying goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016! Whether to take off from their bucket list or to experience something new, I’m sure there are some people who are thinking of coming to Japan to celebrate the New Year. There are a…

Aokigahara: The Forest Grown on Mt. Fuji’s Lava

Aokigahara is a famous forest which spreads around the northern foot of the iconic Mount Fuji. This deep forest is known as the “sea of trees” or Aokigahara-jukai. The trees cover over 3,000 hectares of land and the forest is deep. It reaches from the west coast of Lake Sai to the eastern shores of…

Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine, A Shrine in the Forest of Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the icon of Japan and is very well known. However it is not just at the current moment in which Mount Fuji is seen as a monument of beauty. In the Shinto religion, the native religion of Japan, Mount Fuji was worshipped as a god. In this way people did not climb…

Explore the Ice and Wind Caves Created by Mount Fuji

Everyone is familiar with the beauty of Mount Fuji. We have all seen stunning pictures of its beauty, or been lucky enough to visit it in person. We often think of Mount Fuji as an icon, a beautiful symmetrical cone to view, or climb. The history of Mount Fuji and its creation is actually more…

The 2017 Sakura Forecast in Japan: Where to Go and How to Plan

Sakura blossoms are a truly iconic aspect of Japanese nature and culture. The short time for which the petals bloom is a coveted sight in Japan and thousands of people flock to see this brief spectacle. Although the flowers may only last for a mere few days, their beauty is second to none. It is…

A Full Account of Climbing Mt. Fuji in July

Our team of five like-minded people were on a quest to scale this beast of a volcano, Known widely as Mt.Fuji, which last erupted in 1707. There was talk on the grapevine that it was getting tickled and awakened by Mother Nature to fight the evil humans who were destroying and exploiting the earth, so…