Located on the mountain top of Fujiyoshida City in Yamanashi prefecture, the Chureito Pagoda is part of the Arakusa Sengen Shrine and was built as a peace memorial in 1963.  It's one of Japan’s most iconic views all year long. [...]

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Built in 725 by Gyoki under orders from Emperor Shomu, Hattasan is located near Hamamatsu in Shizuoka. Hattasan is one of the three traditional temples in Enshu Area, the other two temples being Kasuisai and Yusanji. Hattasan is dedicated to Maha-karuna Avalokitesvara (Bosatsu of Great Compassion) and believed […]

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Also located in the heart of the peaceful and beautiful Shizuoka countryside, and near Hamamatsu city, Ryotan-ji temple was founded in 744 and is one of the ancient Zen-temples from the Nara era. It had belonged to the Li family for over fourth generations. Ryotan-ji is […]

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Located in the heart of Shizuoka’s peaceful and beautiful countryside and an hour away by car from Hamamatsu, Okuni Shrine is one of the four major Shinto Shrines in the Shizuoka prefecture. According to past official documents, Okuni Shrine was established on February 18, 555 and enshrines the deity [...]

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Kawaguchiko Maple Corridor, or in Japanese the Momiji-Kairo is a very small garden with two dozen maple trees that are conveniently located just in front Mt. Fuji and by the shores of Lake Kawaguchiko. With a lot of patience and if you are ready to be there at […]

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Located along the east side of the Izu peninsula, Jogasaki is a small yet beautiful coast of the peninsula's coast. Famous for its lighthouse and suspension bridge, Jogasaki is also offering a nice 1h long hiking trail giving you a beautiful view of the area, as well as the […]

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While climbing to the top of Mt. Fuji, you will find several “stations” where people can rest before being able to reach the Fujisan summit. Popular all year long, people often ignore that Mt. Fuji can also offer some spectacular autumn colors around the 4th and 5th stations thank […]

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Mount Omuro, or in Japanese Omuroyama is an exciting volcano located by the shore of the eastern coast of the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture. At 580 meters tall and with a crater at 300 meters wide, Mt. Omuro is accessible all year long [...]

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Located in the southwestern foothills of Mount Fuji, Shiraito Falls is a 150 meter wide cascade of spring water coming from Mt Fuji that flows off a 20 meter high cliff. Because of its natural beauty and uniqueness, the Shiraito Falls have been part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu […]

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Founded in 1617 on top of Mount Kuno (216m) by Suruga Bay, Kunozan Tosho-Gu is a Shinto shrine and the original burial place of famous Shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) who brought a long period of civil wars to an end and united all […]

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Yamanakako is one of the famous five lakes that surround Mt. Fuji. Located in Yamanashi prefecture, it's maybe the least popular of the group. Yamanakako, often less crowded, offers a unique view of Mt Fuji as well as in autumn the chance to enjoy of the turning leaves […]

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Obuchi Sasaba is one of the most famous green tea fields in the world. Thanks to its unique scenery, Obuchi Sasaba attracts millions of visitors every year and also happens to be the location of choice for many TV, movie, and the advertising crews. Indeed, the gorgeous tea fields […]

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