I wrote a short introduction to the Japan Alps for anyone who may be thinking of heading there for hiking/trekking/sightseeing later this year. Click here for the full article. For much more detailed information, be sure to check out my newly published guidebook ‘Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mt. Fuji‘, currently on … More Cicerone – An Intro to the Japan Alps
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
* Special update for 2020: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all trails to the summit are closed for the entire 2020 climbing season. There are gates, barricades and security cameras at all four trailheads, and all facilities, transport links and mountain huts are closed. Please wait until 2021 to climb Mt. Fuji, or just admire … More All you need to know to climb Mt. Fuji (2020 update)
As everyone gears up for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, another huge international sporting event is due to take place in Japan even sooner. The Rugby World Cup will be held from September to November 2019 at venues across Japan, promising a feast of high-quality sporting action in some of the most interesting cities in … More Travelling around Japan during the Rugby World Cup 2019 – JNTO
Must-See Japan is now available in paperback! Concise and practical guidebook for discovering the best places to visit, valuable insider tips and useful advice for planning your trip to Japan. Updated and improved for 2017! Super low price for a limited time! Available now (also for kindle, smartphones and tablets) at: Amazon (UK) – http://amzn.eu/3l5U1So … More Must-See Japan – Paperback Version!
From the flat summit of the Kirigamine Highland, Mt. Fuji can be seen in the distance Rising to an impressive 3776m in height, Mt. Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan and an instantly recognisable icon. Thousands of people climb to the summit during the short main climbing season, which runs from early July to the end … More Top 10 best places to view Mt. Fuji