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
Mount Fuji is a huge draw for tourists and so on all kinds of the mountain, there are various attractions competing for their attention. Going to Mount Fuji just to climb the mountain and then return home would have been a waste so my group and I made the best of the time checking out … Continue reading Mishima Skywalk – Japan’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge
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
I recently went to Tokyo. Travelling from my rural island via ferry and overnight bus. I really enjoyed myself in Tokyo but then it was time to return - so I started to make my way to Tokyo station to catch my night bus - while on the Yamanote Line I decide to double check … Continue reading Just when I thought I was a Japan-travel guru
I spent Golden Week 2018 doing some travelling within Japan. At long last, I have finally visited Hiroshima. I also visited the famous Miyajima Island and spent some time with Pikachu and friends at the Pokemon Center in Hiroshima as a tried to snatch a rare Japan-only item for a friend in Jamaica. Hiroshima Hiroshima … Continue reading Hiroshima x Miyajima x Pokemon Center
Four years ago on this very day (Sept. 25th) I was making my way back from Tokyo to Kingston via New York. The days I spent in Japan though in the past, continue to provide powerful fuel that empowers and motivates me through various challenges in life since and will for a long time. The … Continue reading 11 Photos I took in Japan with memories attached
I really miss Japan. My short three week trip almost 3 years ago now (yes times flies) continues to be a treasure trove of memories. When I surfed into a video entitled "A Tate of Japan" posted by Mike Arce on Vimeo recently I starting missing Japan even more. The video featured highlights of Mike's … Continue reading A Taste of Japan by Mike Arce
I have trouble believing that my trip to Japan is now almost 3 years ago. I used to be able to say I visited Japan this year, then I had to say last year, then year before last now In May 2014 all I can say is I visited Japan a few years ago. I reminisce … Continue reading Why did I fall in love with Nagoya?
Okonomiyaki literally means "what you like" or "what you want" and is basically a dish consisting of a mash-up of various ingredients cooked together to create a delightfully delicious combination that even a picky eater like me enjoyed. After exploring Nara all day and working up a sizable appetite I could not have had a … Continue reading Japan Snippet – Okonomiyaki