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TF Flashback: 15 Years On From Ascending Mount Fuji But I’m Still Yet To Climb It For A 2nd Time! (2007)

“A wise man climbs Mount Fuji once but only a fool climbs it again!” That proverb may be true but within a couple of years of ascending Mount Fuji for the first time I became interested in doing a follow-up … Continue reading

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow Are A Load Of Dinosaurs, A Mystical Shrine & Bullet Train Mount Fuji Viewing Points

Getting to Izu in Shizuoka Prefecture is usually a straightforward affair. Board the JR Tokaido Line and ride for a couple of hours from Shinagawa to Atami before changing trains. If my wife is deciding then we usually take the … Continue reading

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Two Great Spots For Capturing The Classic Bullet Train & Mount Fuji Shot!

  Sit in the right place on the Shinkansen (bullet train) en-route to Osaka or Kyoto from Tokyo (or vice versa) and the majestic Mount Fuji can be seen as you whizz by at 300+ kilometres per hour. Sadly, it’s … Continue reading

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Another Trip To Izu

The family home in Izu may have been the base for my Golden Week holidays this year (over two months ago now!) but I didn’t actually spend so much time there. After just a night there I went off on … Continue reading

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Miho No Matsubara – One Of The Best Views Of Mount Fuji

  One can never really get tired of seeing this beautiful, solitary, snow-capped symmetrical cone, and there are many great places to view it from. Lake Kawaguchiko, Hakone, Fuji Q Highland and Fuji Shibazakura Matsuri are among the best places … Continue reading

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The World’s Longest Wooden Pedestrian Bridge

  Being in the book of Guinness World Records surely means that something is worth seeing right? Of course this is case by case but I was very keen to see this long wooden bridge whilst we were over that … Continue reading

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Day Trip To Mount Fuji 5th Station

The chance of seeing the beautiful and sacred Mount Fuji is one that can’t really be turned down so when my father-in-law suggested going there on a family trip I was delighted as it is quite far from our It0 base … Continue reading

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Free All-You-Can-Drink Japanese Sake At A Football Match? Surely Not!

As mentioned in my last J-League post, I said that I hoped to go to a couple of Shizuoka-based games whilst in the vicinity during the recent Japanese Golden Week holiday. Having arrived at my parents-in-law’s holiday home in Ito … Continue reading

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A Couple Of Hours In Kōfu

  Yamanashi is one of 47 prefectures in Japan and it is probably most famed for it’s many high mountains including the awesome Mount Fuji which is of course the tallest in the country and one that they share with neighbouring … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – The Sea Of Trees (2015)

The infamous Aokigahara is at the centre of this fairly slow moving 110 minute film directed by Gus Van Sant. Located at the northwest base of Mount Fuji, this 35-square-kilometre forest has the nickname of Suicide Forest or Sea of Trees and … Continue reading

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