Autumn leaf-viewing spots in Japan

As the hot and humid Japanese summer becomes something of a distant memory (or half-remembered sweaty nightmare), the cool, crisp air and shorter days signal the start of “koyo” season, the changing color of the leaves in autumn. While spring cherry blossom season (“hanami”) is a short, vibrant celebration of spring beauty and anticipation of … More Autumn leaf-viewing spots in Japan

All you need to know to climb Mt. Fuji (2021 update)

* Special update for 2021: The official climbing season is now over, and trails are not expected to be open again until summer 2022. Please check back nearer the time for further updates! ** For full information on climbing Mt. Fuji check out my guidebook ‘Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji‘, … More All you need to know to climb Mt. Fuji (2021 update)