Saturday, November 17, 2018

Religious Encounters and Culinary Surprises in Shingu

By Rozemarije Zijlmans It’s said that the Kumano gods first descended to earth at the gigantic white, greyish rock that sticks out of the Gongenyama mountain. From this sacred spot, marked by the small red...

Shosenkyo Gorge: Complete immersion with nature

Just outside Kofu City is the Shosenkyo Gorge, which is said to be the most beautiful gorge in Japan. As you walk along the hiking pathway (built during the Edo Period), you can’t help...

Save on transportation and admission tickets with the Mt. Fuji Tourist Pass

From the adrenaline-packed roller coasters at Fuji Q Highland, to the pacific waters of Lake Kawaguchiko reflecting the iconic shape of Mt. Fuji, the area surrounding Japan’s most iconic mountain is filled with sightseeing...

Lake Yamanaka: The Perfect Weekend Getaway

Lake Kawaguchiko is probably one of the most known out of the Fuji Five Lakes, but we decided to explore Lake Yamanakako. In the morning, the bus ride from the Fuji 5th Station to...

Apple Kingdom

  Mount Iwaki, also called “Tsugaru Fuji” (Tsugaru describes the western region of Aomori ken), is in Aomori, Honshu’s northernmost area. Autumn is the best season to enjoy a variety of colours at Oirase Mountain...

Nishiyama, the secret hot spring of gods and champions

Tucked away in the Fukushima countryside, perhaps it's no surprise that this hot spring and traditional Japanese inn is overlooked by many people. But it is a crying shame, as – apart from the...

FIVE unforgettable experiences during our Yamagata Minshuku stay!

by Chew Yan Qiao My colleague and I were blessed with the opportunity to stay at a minshuku at Iide town in Yamagata Prefecture. Minshuku are Japanese-style “bed and breakfast” lodgings. They are usually family...

Explore the unspoiled nature and unique culture of Yanaizu town

Far-removed from the Tokyo lifestyle, the Yanaizu area in Fukushima prefecture is a little-known place filled with unforgettable sights and untapped Japanese cultural history. Even the trip there is something straight out of a...

The secret ice world underneath Mt. Fuji

Located about 20 minutes by bus from Kawaguchiko Station, inside a forest formed by the ashes of Mt. Fuji's past eruptions over a thousand years ago, a mysterious opening in the ground greets visitors...

Convenient accommodation and shopping options near Mt. Fuji

CABIN & LOUNGE HIGHLAND STATION INN Are you traveling on a low-budget? Then we have the best solution for you and your friends! Whether you plan an exciting hiking adventure, or you want to have...