EIZO FlexScan SX2762W Revisited

It has been almost two years since purchasing the EIZO SX2762W FlexiScan LCD monitor and with almost 3,500 hours on the clock, I felt it was time to revisit my original review (included below) and add some closing remarks. The primary reason for...

Kiyomizu-dera Kyoto

A Pilgrimage to the Quintessential Temple While yesterday was unfathomably cold, today Kyoto turned into one gigantic puddle with incessant rain putting a dampener on things so to speak. Stoically we decided to adhere to our original itinerary by...

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 hard to take a bad photo – well most of the time anyway. Last weekend I again had...

Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山

Hiked on Feb 13, 2013    Aug 23, 2023 . Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山 – Mt. Mitake 御岳山   Duration: 6 hours   Distance: 18.6 km   Elevation change: 712 metres   Highest point: 902 metres   Start: Musashi Itsukaichi Station...

Reading Japanese Hiking Maps

Japanese Mapping Nomenclature Debunked Knowing your limits, keeping safe and out of harm’s way should be your number one priority when hitting the mountain trails and a big part of this is being able to read Japanese maps. While maps, signs...

Mt. Iwatakeishiyama 岩茸石山

Hiked on Jan 27, 2013    Aug 23, 2023 . Mt. Sogakusan 惣岳山 – Mt. Iwatakeishiyama 岩茸石山 – Mt. Takamizusan 高水山   Duration: 4.5 hours   Distance: 9.2 km   Elevation change: 543 metres   Highest point: 793 metres  ...

Mt. Takao 高尾山

Hiked on Jan 17, 2013    Aug 23, 2023 . Mt. Kobotoke-Shiroyama 小仏城山 – Sagamiko Station 相模湖駅   Duration: 4 hours   Distance: 11.4 km   Elevation change: 409 metres   Highest point: 670 metres   Start: Takaosanguchi...

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