Things to do in Mt. Fuji and nearby, Japan

2019.04.19 NEW
Five Limited Express Trains for Exploring Areas Outside Tokyo
Did you know that the Shinkansen isn’t the only way to reach areas outside Tokyo quickly and comfortably? Limited Express trains can sometimes be the
2018.08.20
10 tips for climbing Mt Fuji
The official Mt Fuji climbing season is already halfway over, however there are still a few weeks left to have a go at Japan’s highest peak! If you’ve
Shiraito Falls
2016.03.26
Let’s relax at Shiraito Falls in Shizuoka Prefecture after visiting Mt. Fuji!
There are several waterfalls called Shiraito in Japan, and the most famous is in Shizuoka Prefecture. It is relatively large compared to others in Jap
Okuooi Kojou Station
2015.12.12
You can go for 2 days and 1 night~A hidden trip in Shizuoka~Vol. 5 The hidden location on the water, 『Okuooi Kojou Station』!
Let’s ride the Aputo style train! We got a good rest at the Suikouen, gave our farewells to Sumatakyou, and got on the bus going to Okuizumi Stat
Suikoen
2015.12.05
A one-day trip to Shizuoka’s hidden region. Vol. 4: Have a relaxing holiday at the Japanese inn, “Suikoen”.
Hi, I am Sawaco and its been a long time since I wrote my last article. I would like to say sorry to the readers who have been looking forward to an a
2015.11.13
Seeing Mt. Fuji from another locale can be much more interesting than climbing up! Mt. Shakushi in Yamanashi Prefecture.
Going to Mt. Shakushi from Tokyo! I went to Mt. Shakushi, famous for its beautiful scenery of Mt. Fuji, because I was reminiscing about the beautiful
mitsutouge
2015.10.24
I hiked up ”Mitsutouge”, where you can get a variety of views of Mt. Fuji!(Yamanashi Pref.)
Mitsutouge is the best observation platform. I hiked up “Mt. Mitsutouge, considered one of the best Japanese mountains for autumn foliage, and got a
【Shizuoka Oigawa Railway】 Thomas the Tank Engine & James the Red Engine that decided to run special trains in the Xmas season
2015.08.25
【Shizuoka Oigawa Railway】Thomas the Tank Engine & James the Red Engine that decided to run special trains in the Xmas season
2016 Summer [2016 Summer!!]Shizuoka Oigawa Railway will start accepting lottery-based ticket applications for Thomas the Tank Engine! (September 1
2015.07.24
A one-day trip to Shizuoka’s hidden region. Vol. 3: Get smooth and moisturized skin at Bijo-dsukuri-no-yu, or the“bath for beauty!”
The purest onsen health resort in Japan After looking around the Sumatakyo promenade, let’s soak in a hot spring and refresh ourselves. The previ
2015.07.02
A one-day trip to Shizuoka’s hidden region. Vol.2: It’s a thrill to make a wish on the “Bridge of dreams”!
The last hidden region of Oigawa. Senzu station is the last stop on the SL and this is where you jump on the tram bound for Sumatakyo Onsen, whic
SL
2015.06.19
A one-day trip to Shizuoka’s hidden region. Vol.1: Time travel to the early Showa period on the SL locomotive!
The beginning of a Journey It takes 1 hour by train from Tokyo by taking the Hikari bullet train. Take the Tokaido Main line to Oigawa Railway to
2015.04.09
It’s a work of art created by wind and waves! The mysterious heart-shaped sea cave ”Ryugu Sea Cave” has a skylight that allows natural sunlight to shine in.
You can hear the sounds of the waves. Does it look like Porco’s hideout from the Japanese anime film, “Porco Rosso?” “Ryugu Sea Cave” is a natura
2015.02.28
From mother to daughter. "Hina no Tsurushi Kazari" is decoratively stringing up handmade dolls to wish for a daughter’s health and happiness.
Those who are not wealthy also wish for the healthy development of their daughters. The ancient tradition of "Hina no Tsurushi Kazari" originated
2015.02.19
【BEST VIEW】Mt. Fuji and the Ocean as viewed from Azumayama Park, near Hakone
A great stop on your way to Hakone If you are visiting Japan in February and planning to go to Hakone, make sure to stop by Azumayama Park. Canola
2015.02.17
【WINTER】The Kawazu River, where to See Japanese Cherry Blossoms in Winter
What are Kawazu Cherry Blossoms? Many think of the  Japanese spring when talking about "cherry blossoms". But did you know there is a  kind of cherry