Blog Posts - Mt. Fuji



Discovering Japan, the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’

The Happy Nomad ꔷ For Backpackers by Backpackers A visit to Japan is a captivating journey through dazzling traditions and voguish brilliance, with exciting stops all around. From historic cities with sophisticated transport systems, to snowcapped...
by The Happy Nomad on Jun 16, 2016

Real Mt. Fuji INSIDE Tokyo?! - 5 Reasons to Go to Ono Terusaki Shrine

Mt. Fuji is definitely the icon of Japan, but I know that you don't have much time when traveling.I hear voices as following."My travel schedule is so tight that I can't afford to visit Mt. Fuji..." "Mt. Fuji is not a very convenient place, is it? I...
by Tokyo Direct Diary on Jun 15, 2016

Fuji TV Headquarters Odaiba

The Fuji TV HQ building is a distinctive sight in the Odaiba district of Tokyo. The building was designed by architect Kenzo Tange (1913-2005) who is the architect of such buildings as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Yoyogi National Gymnasium an...
by Japan Visitor on May 25, 2016

30 Best Photos of Mt. Fuji & Lake Kawaguchi Autumn Color Festival

Lake Kawaguchi, the biggest lake in the foot of Mt. Fuji, is one of the best places to see autumn colors in Japan.As classic Japanese literature and folk songs praise, the mountains and woods in the country become like velvet in autumn.An Autumn View...
by Tokyo Direct Diary on Nov 19, 2015

30 Best Photos of Mt. Fuji & Lake Kawaguchi Autumn Color Festival - Top Places for Autumn Leaves in Japan #04

Lake Kawaguchi, the biggest lake in the foot of Mt. Fuji, is one of the best places to see autumn colors in Japan.As classic Japanese literature and folk songs praise, the mountains and woods in the country become like velvet in autumn.An Autumn View...
by Tokyo Direct Diary on Nov 19, 2015

3 Ways to Avoid or Manage Bad Weather on a Trip to Mt. Fuji & Lake Kawaguchi!

Positive mind makes our life easy. That's one of my philosophies.I feel that I had been too serious about life and the society before I stepped out from the island I grew to the world. When I saw many interesting people with various lifestyles, I rea...
by Tokyo Direct Diary on Nov 18, 2015

Japan’s Mt. Fuji Receives Its Very First Snow Cap of The Season

Japan’s highest & internationally known mountain, Mt. Fuji has put on a new appearance for the colder days to come and the Japanese are excited. In case you were wondering if Japan’s Mt. Fuji had a white cap year round, you now know...
by Japanrealm on Oct 12, 2015

Lake Kawaguchi

I could still remember the coldest time of our lives as we ascend to the higher place called Mount Fuji. We left as early as 6am so we could have more time to explore the grounds but ended up reaching the hostel at about 1pm. Kawaguchiko station was...
by Norse God on Apr 5, 2015

Lake Kawaguchiko

I could still remember the coldest time of our lives as we ascend to the higher place called Mount Fuji. We left as early as 6am so we could have more time to explore the grounds but ended up reaching the hostel at about 1pm. Kawaguchiko station was...
by Norse God on Apr 5, 2015

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...
by Ridgeline Images on Feb 15, 2015

Mt. Fuji Jelly

Mt. Fuji has been registered into the UNESCO world heritage ! So we'll show you how to make a majestic Mt. Fuji jelly. The symbol of Japan, now on your plate.1. Add the powdered gelatin 5g to 30 cc of water, and steep for 10 minutes. 2. Put 100...
by OmoshiroiTV on Feb 12, 2015

Fuji San from Yamanashi Prefecture

Please excuse today’s lack of photo quality as this came from about five years ago in my pre-DSLR days. Last time I was in Kofu I had a DSLR, but it was far too humid to see Mt. Fuji. I need to go back. Anyone have any ideas how I can make that...
by Travel Japan Blog on Jan 21, 2015

Tokyo from a glass elevator

Following a tip I received online I took a train from central Tokyo to the city of Ichikawa to the east of Tokyo. There is a 45-story building in Ichikawa (called I-Line Town) that towers above everything around it and provides a potentially spectacu...
by Travel Japan Blog on Jan 10, 2015

Otsuki’s 12 beautiful viewing peaks of Mt. Fuji (大月市・秀麗富嶽十二景)

While following one of the suggested hikes in the book “Day Walks Near Tokyo” (sadly, this was now more than five years ago) I came across the map below at the mountain top above. Apparently there are 11 other awesome hikes near Otsuki. I...
by Travel Japan Blog on Jan 5, 2015

5 Best Souvenirs in Mt. Fuji

Happy New Year! And thank you very much for visiting Tokyo Direct Diary again or Nice to meet you!!I am starting Tokyo Direct Diary 2015 with Mt. Fuji topic. Which is your favorite?1. Komitake Shrine CharmEvery Japanese temple and shrine sells charms...
by Tokyo Direct Diary on Dec 31, 2014

Things to Do around Lake Kawaguchi & a folk tale in Kachi Kachi Yama

The iconic Mt. Fuji has 5 lakes on the foot. Lake Kawaguchi is the largest of them.This post is all about Lake Kawaguchi's attractions, descriptions and helpful links. And a folk tale again.Mt. Kachi Kachi RopewayMt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway is one of the...
by Tokyo Direct Diary on Nov 17, 2014

5 Attractions in Mt. Fuji the 5th Station - the hillside of Japan's highest mountain

Talking about the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji hillside, let's start with the weather there.Look at this white board in Sky Palace Fuji, one of the information centers in the 5th Station.Weather & Temperature in the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji Hillside4 d...
by Tokyo Direct Diary on Oct 24, 2014

A Trip to Mt. Fuji - Fall Foliage and the First Snow

Mt. Fuji, Japan's highest mountain, is definitely one of the symbols of Japan.Registered as a World Heritage Site, it has a lot of Japanese natural beauty and has been respected as a spiritual place by Japanese people since ancient times.Mt. Fuji Pea...
by Tokyo Direct Diary on Oct 21, 2014

Train food

@Visit_Japan The food you can purchase on Japan’s shinkansen (新幹線) is actually pretty good. And instead of having to pick one sandwich, you can purchase a variety pack with four mini sandwiches. The crust has been carefully cut off of eac...
by Travel Japan Blog on Oct 1, 2014

Travel Notes from Kyoto, Japan

 I'll make this super quick, i'm paying 100 yen for 30 minutes internet. WTF! Anyway, yesterday i found myself riding the trains around Tokyo. So far, so good. Thanks to Yoshi, i'm now able to... Backpacking trips around The Philippines, Asia a...
by Pinoy Boy Journals on Sep 9, 2014


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