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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Located in the southwestern foothills of Mount Fuji in the city Fujinomiya, Fujisan Sengen Shrine a regionally important shrine and head shrine of over 1300 Sengen and Asama shrines across Japan. Originally built over a millennium ago for the protection against a volcanic eruption, the Fujisan Sengen Shrine is also one of the […]

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Miho no Matsubara is one of the most beautiful scenic areas of the Miho Peninsula in the Shimizu ward of Shizuoka City. Featuring a seven kilometer long seashore lined with pine trees, Miho no Matsubara is the birthplace of the Hagoromo legend and one of the most performed Japanese Noh plays of all time. […]

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Built in the latter half of the 16th century by the daimyo Sanada Masayuki, Ueda Castle, or in Japanese Ueda-jo, was one of Nagano's major castles as well as a force to recon with and this primarily is thanks to the skill of Sanada Masayuki in war strategies and tactics. Destroyed after the battle […]

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Yamada Onsen is an onsen (hot spring) village located in Nagano and is famous for its many ryokans. Like many onsen villages Yamada Onsen does not offer much however, we could argue that this is what exactly what onsen villages are designed to be; a place where you can relax and enjoy nature in […]

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