Mt. Fuji

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…

7 Mandatory Places to Visit in Japan

It is natural for a country to have places to die for. Places where tourists are rapidly expanding from time to time. This article is a list of the obligatory places to visit if you want to get a feel for the place. 1. Himeji Castle jp.fotolia.com/ As for starters, Himeji Castle is considered in…

Oshino Hakkai Ponds, the 8 Wonders Around Mt. Fuji

Oshino Hakkai are the eight ponds formed by the melted snow of Mount Fuji, located in between Lake Kawaguchiko and Lake Yamanakako. Listed as one of the Mount Fuji constitution assets, and it is said that people used the water to purify themselves as a part of Mount Fuji pilgrimage. The story has been told…

The 7 Wonders of Japanese Spring

Spring Beauty Spring is nearly over and we can feel Mr. Summer’s scorching hotness. If you have missed spring you better book a flight for next year’s spring season and never miss these seven wonders of spring in Japan. 1.Cherry Blossoms fotolia.com Even the locals can’t get enough of Cherry Blossoms. The tree only blooms…

4 of the best extreme sports in Japan

If you think Japan is just temple-watching, castle-ogling and Tokyo-shopping, then you are wrong. There is more to Japan than what most tour books mention and it is its extreme side. Take, for example, these extreme activities that will get you to the very highs and depths. 1. Sky Diving in Tochigi, Tokyo’s neighbourhood Yes.…

3 Things to See in Hiratsuka, A midway City between Tokyo and Mt.Fuji

Hiratsuka is located in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan. It takes at least one hour by train from Tokyo or Yokohama. So, why not pay a visit to Hiratsuka and have a nice day. 1. Tanabata Festival This festival is celebrated in the months of July and August on various dates, but mostly on July 7th.…

The role of Mt. Fuji in Japanese culture

The most stereotypical shot of Japan that you can find is that of Mt. Fuji in the backdrop, peeking through cherry blossom branches. Yet what lends to its kitschy quality is the undeniable beauty of Mt. Fuji itself. With an almost perfectly spherical cone shape, and perpetually snow-capped top, Mt. Fuji has been an important…

Top 5 romantic places in Japan

While being able to travel to Japan is a good thing in itself, if you go as a couple or simply love romantic views this is the list of the most romantic places worth dropping by! 1. Kinkakuji jp.fotolia.com/ Embrace the beauty of nature in the Golden Pavilion located in the Northern Kyoto. The garden…

3 Mount Fuji Observation Spots in Tokyo

If you cannot find a spot in your itinerary to take a closer look at Mount Fuji, there are great observation spots around Tokyo to fulfill your Fuji-san wonders. Take for example these three spots in Tokyo where you can enjoy the Mount Fuji scenery. Mount Fuji, being the tallest and most picturesque landscape in…