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Continuing on from my recent trip to Shirakawa-go, here's a report from my first day in the Hida area, in which I passed through Takayama and stayed in a smaller village called Hida-Furukawa. The trip was operated by Satoyama Experience.

[ Food & Drink, Nature | published 2013.04.12 | PermaLink ]

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Strawberries

Now, some may say I'm a stick in the mud, but I've never considered myself the kind of man who gets excited at the thought of going fruit picking. Call me old fashioned, but that's just the way I was brought up. However, it's always good to try something, at least once in life, perhaps... And so it was that I found myself on a bus with a group of people, heading out of Tokyo on our way to rural Yamanashi Prefecture. After a short stop at a service station, we arrived at Miharashien and found ourselves surrounded by rolling fields with crooked trees growing in orderly lines.

[ Experience, Food & Drink, Nature, Sunrise Tours | published 2013.04.03 | PermaLink ]

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Day One

The small minibus wound its way up the side of the mountain, I looked around at the winter trees sticking out in prickly leafless thickets with the occasional smattering of long thin pines. The sky was blue and the sun was shining, and I was on my way to the Hotel Mt. Fuji. Sitting up high at 1,100 meters, as the name would suggest, the hotel offers some of the finest views of the majestic old mountain that any in Japan can offer. Situated on the shores of Lake Yamanakako, one of Mount Fuji's 5 lakes, this hotel provides the perfect retreat for those looking to take in some real nature while visiting Japan.

[ Hotel, Mt. Fuji, Nature | published 2013.03.18 | PermaLink ]

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by Brian - JAPANiCAN.com Staff
Summit of Mt. Fuji at sunrise
Tackle Mt. Fuji's challenging slopes in this English-guided tour! Begin your climb in the afternoon, grab a quick rest at an 8th station mountain hut, then arrive at Mt. Fuji's peak in time to see the sunrise!
[ Experience, Mt. Fuji, Nature, Sunrise Tours | published 2012.04.19 | PermaLink ]

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Highland Resort Hotel & Spa

Ishikawa Prefecture lies on the west coast of Japan's main island, a part of Hokuriku in the larger Chubu, or "central", region. It is best-known perhaps for its capital city of Kanazawa, an old castle town rich in history and natural beauty and surprisingly compact in size (a good thing -- more on this later). Kanazawa offers a range of sightseeing destinations and cultural experiences -- not to mention the tasty food -- that will delight history buffs and artisans alike. Two popular destinations are the ruins of Kanazawa Castle and the famous garden of Kenrokuen.

[ Kanazawa, Nature | published 2012.03.27 | PermaLink ]

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