A six-day trip south of Mount Fuji (Part 3)

Matt Evans Staff Writer, Following on from my first and second parts of my six-day itinerary by car in Shizuoka Prefecture, I began the third and final leg of my journey working my way up along the ea…

Introducing the Digital Hakone Freepass

Raina Ong Staff Writer, When looking for a quick and easy getaway from Tokyo, Hakone is a popular choice amongst residents of Tokyo thanks to its prox…

A six-day trip south of Mount Fuji (Part 2)

As with my previous piece – all of the destinations covered here can be reached by public transport, but I would be traveling by rental car – this mad…

A six-day trip south of Mount Fuji (Part 1)

Matt Evans Staff Writer, Known both for the striking coastal scenery of the Izu Peninsula and for the majestic form of Mount Fuji looming up from its …

58 recommended hiking destinations

Whether you are seeking long, multi-day treks through the national parks or easy daytrips from the city, Japan offers abundant hiking opportunities through a diverse set of climate…

‘Purified’: Japan’s hikers return to Mount Fuji

” Fuji-san, as it is known in Japanese, is the quintessential symbol of the country currently hosting the virus-postponed Tokyo Olympics. Cycling events are taking place on and ar…

Tracing the remains of the ancient Fujiko cult in Tokyo’s mini Mount Fujis

Mount Fuji has always been regarded as a sacred mountain, but for much of their history, the Japanese have been content to admire the iconic peak from afar. The only people interested in actually climbing it were the mountain-loving followers of Shugendo, (修験道 “the way of self-discipline”), a sect of mountain ascetics.However, in the early…

Royal Caribbean’s Newest Supersize Cruise Ship Will Make Its Debut in China Next Year

This article originally appeared on Travelandleisure.com. China is about to become home to the world’s biggest cruise ship.The new Wonder of the Seas from Royal Caribbean is set to make its debut in March 2022, sailing from Shanghai toward Japan. The ship will be able to accommodate nearly 7,000 guests and an additional…

Soothe your soul with these stunning images of Japan’s cherry blossoms

All over Japan buds of blossoms have slowly been opening and dousing the country in a blanket of flowers.It’s sakura (cherry blossom) season, which typically runs from March to April every year. It’s an opportunity for locals to indulge in hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of ‘flower viewing’.While we can’t travel to Japan right now,…