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  • March 1, 2015
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    Hiking Near Tokyo – Koburi Pass

    Many people who want to go hiking near Tokyo usually end up at one of a handful of rather popular (busy) hiking spots, however being Japan (which is something like 80% mountains) the Tokyo area is still absolutely stuffed with […]

  • February 2, 2015
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    Diamond Fuji: A Natural Gem Worth Beholding

    A few times a year, a beautiful phenomenon called Diamond Fuji occurs when the rising or setting sun aligns with the peak of Mt. Fuji, causing Mt. Fuji to shine bright like a diamond, hence its name. While the exact […]

  • February 1, 2015
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    Plum Blossoms in Tokyo

    It’s true, cherry blossoms do tend to overshadow Japan’s other stunning flowers. However,  plum (ume) blossoms — which bloom in late February to signal the start of spring — should not be overlooked. Plum blossoms’ reddish, pink, or white flowers remain […]

  • January 20, 2015
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    Isehara: A Sacred Getaway Near Tokyo

    You don’t have to go all the way to Wakayama Prefecture’s Mt. Koya or Kumano Kodo to make a pilgrimage to a sacred site. Abundant in natural beauty and holiness (at least, according to Shinto tradition), the city of Isehara […]