Archive: August 2016

Mt. Kitayokodake 北横岳

Futagoike 双子池 – Mt. Kitayokodake 北横岳 . . Exploring the Top End of the Yatsugatake Mountains In the late summer the weather is at best changeable, strike it lucky and you’re blessed with superb panoramas, strike it otherwise and it can be...

Minobusan: Kuonji Temple

The Perennial Home of Nichiren Buddhism From a distance the 1,153 metres high Mount Minobusan looks rather innocuous, however belying its mild exterior is the head temple of the Nichiren Shu order of Buddhism. In short Nichiren Shu is an offshoot of...

Exploring the Backroads of Minakami

A Couple of Minakami’s Finest Sights Aside from chronicling the deepest railway station in Japan and partaking in an onsen or two, I also checked out two other great sightseeing spots in Minakami. It should be noted however that access to both...

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