Climbing to the top of Mount Fuji is easily one of the highlights of my time living in Japan. I get a lot of questions about the climb and wanted to do this post to point people to whenever I am asked for tips. Consider climbing Mount Fuji even if you are not the hiking-type, … Continue reading Climbing Mount Fuji? Here are 7 tips!
Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine is the poster child for scenic views of Mount Fuji and a landscape that changes drastically with the seasons. The shrine is the centrepiece of the Arakurayama Sengen Park. It is located on Mt. Arakura and in front of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture. Its position offers breathtaking views of not … Continue reading Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine
I have now travelled to more than half of Japan's 47 prefectures. I don't really have a goal to visit them all but I'd love to travel as many as possible because Japan is more than Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima. One touristy and generic location I am more than willing to be reeled in … Continue reading Mount Fuji Hike – Climbing the Highest Mountain in Japan