Archive: April 2018

Tsuzuraiwa Rock つづら岩

Tenguno Falls 天狗の滝 – Tsuzuraiwa Rock つづら岩 – Fujimidai 富士見台 . . Hike Amidst Tokyo’s Hidden Forests If you’re looking to dip a toe into the local hiking scene heading out to Hinohara Village is an excellent choice. Its proximity to...

Tenguno Falls in Hinohara Village

The Tranquil Tenguno Falls Hinohara Village in the backblocks of Tokyo has nature in abundance and is home to several stunning waterfalls including the Odake and Hossawa Falls. Located a stone’s throw away from the latter is the no less...

Kanotoiwa Rock: Hinohara Village’s Hidden Gorge

The Perfect Place to Relax and Get Back to Nature Hinohara Village in western Tokyo is home to several scenic spots including the Hossawa and Odake waterfalls, Hinohara Tokyo Citizens’ Forest and Mount Mito to name a few. Adding to this list...

Shibazakura Festival: Hitsujiyama Park in Chichibu

Shibazakura Moss Phlox on Display at Hitsujiyama Park Resting blissfully under the gaze of nearby Mount Buko is a hill of vivid pink, white and lilac. The Shibazakura no oka 芝桜の丘 or hill of pink moss (also known as moss phlox) is in Hitsujiyama Park...

Japan’s Hiking Insurance Providers Compared

Hiking and Adventure Sports Insurance One of the most common inquiries I get from my readers is about hiking insurance. Do I need it? Quite possibly. Is it necessary over travel insurance already purchased at home? Maybe as some travel insurance...

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