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Why you shouldn’t climb Mt. Fuji in the off-season

Why you shouldn’t climb Mt. Fuji in the off-season

Over a quarter million people climb the infamous Mt. Fuji every year during the short climbing season of July and August. You may have heard the horror stories of climbers being stuck in lines while climbing up the mountain and uncomfortable mountain huts filled to the brim. Hearing this, you may want to avoid those…

Admire the Cherry Blossoms at This Star-Shaped Park in Hokkaido This Spring!

It’s that time of the year again when people start wishing for winter to end and spring to come soon. Spring is, indeed, one of the enjoyable seasons to cherish in Japan. But with so many parks in the country, it becomes hard to know which one provides that coveted authentic Japanese spring experience. If…

Do You Know This Hotel in Japan That Offers the Perfect View of Mt. Fuji?

It is said that the best season for viewing Mt. Fuji is between October and February as cooler seasons have high atmospheric visibility. If you want to gaze at the majestic beauty of the mountain for a longer period of time, it is advisable to stay in a hotel that offers the perfect view. You…

Tokyo Tower’s Top Deck Offers a Whole New Viewing Experience of Japan’s Capital!

Tokyo Tower is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations and landmarks in Tokyo. Join the festivities as the tower celebrates the grand opening of its Top Deck this March 2018! Tokyo Tower Renovations jp.fotolia.com/ Since October 2016, Tokyo Tower’s special observation deck has been closed due to renovations. The construction included the exterior…

Guests with Tattoos Can Now Enjoy Hot Spring Baths at This Japanese Onsen!

One of the common rules that a lot of people know about hot spring bathing is the “no tattoo” rule. Despite Japan’s advanced way of living, there seems to remain a stigma that accompanies people who have tattoos on their bodies. To many locals, tattoos still signify an association with notorious groups and organized crime…

4 Picture-Perfect Spots Worth Traveling to in Shiga Prefecture

One of the perfect places to relax at is located in the middle of Japan. The prefecture of Shiga (滋賀県) is where you can find Lake Biwa (琵琶湖), the largest lake in the country. Shiga is a mountainous place as it is surrounded by Mt. Ibuki (伊吹山) to the east, Mt. Hira-san (比良山) and Mt.…

See Tokyo From Up Above and Enjoy Innovative Attractions at SKY CIRCUS

A must-visit tourist site in Tokyo (東京) is SKY CIRCUS Sunshine60 Observatory – an observation deck located in Sunshine City in Ikebukuro (池袋) – which is a traveler’s delight. If you have ever experienced any views from other observation decks maybe in Tokyo or around the world, let me assure you that you haven’t seen…