Tag: hiking in Japan

  • Sweating, swimming and reconnecting in Shikinejima

    Sweating, swimming and reconnecting in Shikinejima

    For summer holiday we camped on the Tokyo island of Shikinejima.

  • Mount Tsukuba (pronounced ‘scuba’)

    Mount Tsukuba is shrouded in myth, and the day we hiked to the summit, the valley below was shrouded in mist. Peaking at 877 meters (2,877 feet), Tsukuba is an hour and a half  north of Tokyo. Just take the Tsukuba Express from Akihabara Station for about 45 minutes (cost=1,150 yen) and then hop on […]

  • Hiroshima: a pictorial with lots of words

    A colleague who has lived in Japan for quite a while recently told me that of his two favorite places to visit in this country, Fukuoka is number 1 and Hiroshima is number 2. I have never been to Fukuoka, but last weekend Lisa and I visited Hiroshima. I will say this – the place […]

  • Disc Golf at Showa Kinen Koen

    Disc Golf at Showa Kinen Koen

    The 18-hole disc golf course at Showa Kinen Koen in Tachikawa is easily the best course in Tokyo.

  • Mount Fuji, for real

    Go ahead, climb Mount Fuji if you want to. We did it. We survived. It is something most people in Japan do at one time or another. After all, it is the most climbed mountain in the world, with about 100,000 people making the trek each year. Fuji-san (as it is called in Japan) is […]