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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…

Luxurious holiday on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa

Do you sometimes feel like you need an exotic and luxurious holiday? Well, if you live in Japan or if you’re coming for a holiday there is one place you should give a try! The paradise island of Ishigaki-jima! Ishigaki-jima This island is the main island of the Yaeyama archipelago. It is located in the…

Enjoy the spring on Awaji Island, Hyogo

Awaji Island or Awajishima is located in Hyogo Prefecture. Author’s photo The most convenient way to get there is from Kobe City, Maiko Station. Then you can take a ride by the famous bridge called the Akashi-Kaiykyo, which is said to be the longest suspension bridge in the world. (with its central span measuring 1,991m.)…

Strawberry Picking in Japan

Fresh fruits, who doesn’t like them? If a bread is famous with “fresh from the oven” tag line, then in the case of fruits you can say, “Fresh from the trees”, and the way of doing that is to participate in Fruits picking, unique way to enjoy fresh fruits right from the trees. In Japan,…

Discover Fujinomiya, the surrounding of Mt. Fuji

Located in the center of Shizuoka Prefecture, Fujinomiya is known as one of the starting points in climbing the great Mount Fuji. In fact, it is the most popular starting point since it has the shortest access to Mount Fuji. But this city is more than just its famous climbing station, its slopes and plateaus…