Japanese have an endearing affection with mountains. In fact, anything that involves mountain climbing can quickly brighten their mood. No matter the size of the mountain (big or small), you’ll surely get a positive reaction when such a topic gets in the conversation. They even have a Mountain day (Yama no Hi), which is celebrated annually on the 11th of August. If that isn’t a testament of how much they love and adore their mountains then I don’t what is.
Sea of clouds, Pinoy Gaijin in Fuji-san 2017
I love mountain climbing myself. As a matter of fact, I have climbed Mt Fuji in 2017. It was a surreal and otherworldly experience. The trek going up the peak is a laborious one, but once you get in there, the view of the sunrise at the summit will definitely take your breath away. That’s why I highly recommend you go on hiking at least once in your lifetime. Nonetheless, I’m pretty sure once you get to partake in it you’ll never going to stop. It’s addicting, albeit a healthy one.
If you are planning to get into mountain climbing or if you are a seasoned one, and are looking for the best mountains to climb in Japan, you are definitely in the right place (or blog?). Here are the best mountains to climb in Japan:
Summers in Japan are some of the hottest I’ve experienced in my lifetime. The season officially starts from June until through August. The combination of hot and humid weather can make you soak in wet the moment you step out from your house.
Dreaming of being at the beach, while being kissed by the sun with winds coming from the sea, is a thought that we all want to experience while the summer season is still in. Whether you want to get yourself refreshed by soking yourself in hot sea water or you just want to have some relaxation by basking in the sun while simultaneously reading a book, then a trip to a beach is a must.
If you are looking for ways to enjoy your summer in Japan and experience one of a kind relaxation by visiting beaches near Tokyo, then you come at the right place.
If you are flying overseas to Tokyo. Most likely you will end up in Narita Airport. Metro Tokyo has two main international airports: Narita which is the far from the city, located 70km from Tokyo Station. While the other one Haneda Airport is only 20km away. Narita Airport accounts for more than half of the international flight traffic.
As summer begins to start, multiple festivals start to emerge in Japan. Summer wouldn’t be complete without the grand and colorful festivals in the land of the rising sun, otherwise known as Matsuri. In northern part of Japan particularly in the region called Tohoku, three major festivals are amongst the most well-known and popular that attracts many spectators across the country and even from foreigners. These festivals are “Aomori Nebuta Festival”, “Akita Kanto Festival”, and “Sendai Tanabata Festival.”
Tokyo is an expensive city. In fact, it has a reputation as one of the most expensive cities in the world. Everywhere you go you will inevitably going to spend some money. But don’t worry, there are proven ways to enjoy the Tokyo metropolis without costing you a single yen. Here are 10 things that you can do in Tokyo for free.
1. Experience walking on world famous Shibuya Crossing
Shibuya Crossing at Night
Shibuya is famous for its scramble crossing and is the busiest intersection in Japan (and probably in the world). Everywhere you turn your gaze around you’ll see sea of people crossing the iconic intersection. The intersection is also a popular location for movies and media taking place in Tokyo.