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Miyama, Kyoto’s Mountain Retreat

  • Category:Mountain
JAPAN TRAVEL
River and forest adventures staying in a thatched village
 
Stay in a thatched village farmhouse and explore the natural beauty of the seasons and traditional rural culture in Kyoto Miyama. You can hike in the forest, fish, swim, kayak, cycle, help out in the vegetable garden or the ...

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Hakkoda Mountains

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GAIJIN POT
Powder snow and the bath of 1,000 bathers
Some of Japan’s best autumn scenery, traditional onsen and snowscapes grace the Hakkoda mountains in Aomori, Japan’s second-most-northern prefecture.
The Hakkoda mountain range includes 20 mountains and is the cultural border between the Wester...

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Mt. Takao Beer Mount

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Good food and drinks as a hiking reward
Venue: Beer Mount When: Jun 15th - Oct 15th 2018 ,  1:00pm - 9:00pm
Mt. Takao is one of the most popular hiking mountains in Japan. It's a beautiful, easy hike that attracts visitors of all ages and capabilities.
In addition to its natural beau...

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Mount Haruna

  • Category:Mountain
JAPAN TRAVEL
A famous landmark in Gunma
Situated 30 minutes by car from Shibukawa, Mount Haruna is one of the famous mountains in the Gunma prefecture.
Mount Haruna is a place I like to go often. As I live not far away from there, I can definitely say that the best season to go is during the fall...

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Mount Fuji Long Ride

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Whistling through the foothills of Mount Fuji on racing bikes
Considered one of Japan's premiere cycling events the iconic, annual Mount Fuji Long Ride event invites cycling veterans and beginners alike to the foothills of Yamanashi to cycle around the Fuji Five Lakes region in the s...

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Fuji-San in the Fall

  • Category:Mountain
JAPAN TRAVEL
Exploring the Five Lakes area at Mt Fuji
Mt Fuji hiking is closed for the season. However, there are many things you can do near the base of the mountain. With a two-day bus pass starting at Kawaguchiko Station, head over to the Mt Kachi Ropeway. We arrived early in the morning and t...

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Mount Fuji

  • Category:Mountain
JAPAN TRAVEL
Visit the mountain high above the clouds
I get a glimpse of Mount Fuji in the bright sunshine, rising above the other mountains, with its distinct concentric form and snowy top. It is awe-inspiring. I get off the bus with the crowds, but only a few of us head to the viewpoint to see ...

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Mt. Asari-Fuji in Gotsu

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Enjoying the peaceful life
Recently, I visited a friend of mine who teaches at Aishin Senior High School, located on a mountain called Asari-Fuji in the city of Gotsu in Shimae. Facing the Sea of Japan on the north coast of western Honshu, Gotsu is in the center of Shimane Prefecture...

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Zao Fox Village

  • Category:Mountain
JAPAN TRAVEL
See and play with six types of cute foxes
Located in the mountains near Shiroishi, there is a ‘village’ that is filled with over 100 animals and 6 different types of foxes. This ‘Fox Village’ is one of the best places in Japan to go and see foxes. The foxes freely roam a preserve whi...

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Hiraodai Karst Plateau

  • Category:Mountain
JAPAN TRAVEL
 
Rocky mountainsides and caves in Kitakyushu
One of the scenic wonders of northern Kyushu, Hiraodai adds an otherworld landscape to the mountains surrounding Kitakyushu. This quasi-national park provides ample hiking, spelunking, camping, birding, and family outing opportunities thr...

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