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  • February 2, 2015

    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
    Plum or cherry blossoms? Photo by kanegen, used under a Creative Commons license.

    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

    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 […]

  • January 14, 2015

    Day Trips from Tokyo – Hakone

    Hakone has a lot to offer in a day or weekend trip from Tokyo. Hot springs are of course what the town and its environs are most famous for, but they also have mountains, art museums, and beautiful nature. There […]