Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto

The Shrine of 10,000 Torii Kyoto is a city I have been rediscovering for many years and is undeniably one of the best places to point a camera in Japan. In fact it’s...

Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山

Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山 – Mt. Mitake 御岳山 . Heading Towards Sunrise Mountain With some light snow falling last night and a forecast for clear skies brought about an...

Japanese hiking maps

Japanese Mapping Nomenclature Debunked Sometime back I read a blog entry by Ashley at survivingnjapan.com which gave the low down on reading Japanese hiking maps and...

Mt. Iwatakeishiyama 岩茸石山

Mt. Sogakusan 惣岳山 – Mt. Iwatakeishiyama 岩茸石山 – Mt. Takamizusan 高水山 . Winter Escape On Tokyo’s Door Step Many of the best hikes around Tokyo are situated along the...

Mt. Takao 高尾山

Mt. Kobotoke-Shiroyama 小仏城山 – Sagamiko Station 相模湖駅 . Trudging Through Records Snow Falls to Mt. Takao Mount Takao 高尾山 or as otherwise colloquially known as Takao-san is...

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