Archive: February 2015

Wild Camping: 15 Essential Tips

How to Fully Embrace a Wild Camping Experience The basic essence of wild camping entails seeking out wilderness experiences away from official campgrounds. While actual ‘hiding’ isn’t usually necessary unlike stealth or guerrilla...

10 Interesting Facts about Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji Facts, Figures and Musings Famed for its elegant symmetrical cone, Mount Fuji is actually an active stratovolcano last erupting in December 1707. First climbed by a monk in 663, the sacred mountain is beset upon by an annual pilgrimage to...

Secret War Tunnels Revealed Near Tokyo

Allied Air Raids Prompt a Clandestine Munitions Factory During my recent trek out to Saitama to explore The Hundred Caves of Yoshimi, I discovered the subterranean world lurking beneath the caves kept a secret military installation. Juxtaposed with...

The Hundred Ancient Burial Caves of Yoshimi

The Caves of Yoshimi Unearth an Interesting History The Hundred Caves of Yoshimi are ancient burial tombs carved into the sandstone cliffs in Saitama Prefecture roughly 50 km from downtown Tokyo. They were unearthed in 1888 by Shogoro Tsuboi a...

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