A Spectacular Day Hike Up Japan’s Mount Takao

Mount Takao is one of my favorite mountains to climb. I’m not alone in loving Takao – it’s where many Tokyo urban dwellers head when they crave a getaway. There…

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Delicious Japanese Cherries – There’s More Than Just the Blossom

Japan is far more famous for its cherry blossoms than it is the actual fruit. Which is a shame, because Japanese cherries are DELICIOUS. During April, Japan erupts with cherry…

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Yamanashi – A Weekend Getaway to Japan’s Premier Wine-Growing Region

Yamanashi prefecture is not just home to Mt. Fuji. It’s the “fruit kingdom” of Japan, and a great weekend destination for fruit lovers and wine connoisseurs. Japan’s history of growing…

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