Archive: October 2014

Mt. Buko 武甲山

Fudou Falls 不動滝 – Mt. Buko 武甲山 . . Mt. Buko’s Scarred Facade Unmasks an Impressive Backdrop My first glimpse of Mount Buko’s chiselled veneer was on the way to Mount Kumotori last year and if it hadn’t been pointed out, I would have...

Lake Okutama (Ogouchi Dam) Tokyo

Securing Tokyo’s Water Future Paid a Heavy Toll As the responsible agency for supplying drinking water to almost 13 million residents the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Waterworks relies heavily on the 185,400 megalitre Lake Okutama...

Japanese Giant Hornet [Infographic]

Japan’s Deadliest Animal Unveiled If I had nominate one aspect of hiking in Japan that I could really do without it would be hornets. In this case not just any garden variety but the humongous Japanese giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia japonica)...

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