Mt. Fuji

4 Beautiful Events Japanese People Attend in Summer

Summer in Japan arrives suddenly, temperatures sky rocket to the high 30’s in Tokyo, even reached 40 at times. The land becomes humid and the rainy season and typhoon season bring frequent downpours. Summer is long, hot and humid but is filled with festivals, fireworks and the beauty of the Japanese landscape. 1. Fireworks Fireworks,…

6 craziest Japanese roller coasters

When you want to experience the most extreme rides, Japan has what it takes to be called amazing and exciting when it comes to Amusement Parks. Fuji-Q Highland is one of the most highly recommended to choose from aside from the popular Tokyo Disney Land and Disney Sea. For anyone who wants a thrilling or…

Fuji Shibazakura Festival, the best place to see Mt Fuji in spring!

If you want to visit the symbol of Japan: Mount Fuji, you should definitely visit Fuji Shibazakura Festival. Shibazakura, which roughly translates to “grass cherry blossoms” can be found to be in full bloom at the base of Mount Fuji during April and May. Shibazakura Festival The festival starts mid-April and continues every day from…

The 11 Tallest Ferris Wheels in Japan

Ferris wheel has become a status symbol for aspiring cities. The more sky-scraping a Ferris wheel is, the grander the city. It is built to modernize entertainment and be alluring to the public eye. With its observation deck or cabins, you can view everything below and beyond drawing tourists to experience what it is like…

Mt. Chokai – The Fujisan of Tohoku

Are you an avid mountain climber or someone looking for a fun challenge? Looking for a good day climb up a beautiful mountain side? Look no further than Mt. Chokai, also known as the “Fujisan of Tohoku” due to its symmetrical shape when viewed from Akita. Mt. Chokai is a 2,236 meter (7,336 foot) tall…

Fuji Five Lakes–great sightseeing area at the base of Mt. Fuji

The Fuji Five Lakes region is accessible by bus and train from Tokyo station and Shinjuku station so is perfect for either a day trip or, I recommend, a short stay outside of the city. The five lakes of this area are Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Yamanakako, Shojiko and Motosuko. The five lakes surrounding the North of…

Refreshing Day trips from Tokyo: part 1

Tokyo is the most visited city in Japan and is a host to a lot of very famous landmarks such as the Emperors Palace, Tokyo Tower and the new Tokyo Skytree. However sometimes it is nice to travel out of the city and experience some of Japan’s more rural areas. Even if you do not…

When is the Best Season to Visit Japan?

There is no best season in visiting Japan. It seems that all year round, the place is bustling with activities and events. There are matsuris and fireworks display during summer, night illuminations during winter and beautiful landscapes during fall. Not to mention the breathtaking sakura flowers blooming during spring. So whenever you plan to visit…

Three Must-Do’s in Japan for newcomers

When traveling to another land, you always have a to-do list and number of places to visit that are authentic to the country, or and area you are visiting. Do not go with the crowd and settle for the tourist destinations, to take ‘selfies’ there, but try to immerse in Japanese culture. It will not…

Chureito Pagoda and Mt Fuji

Mount Fuji is arguably one of the most recognizable and iconic aspects of Japanese scenery, representing both the beauty of its landscape and spiritual ideology. For centuries Mount Fuji has been admired by the Japanese and worshipped in both Shintoism and Buddhism and has been the subject of many famous artworks especially from Ando Hiroshige…