Mount Takao day trip: For the nature lovers


Last (belated) autumn post before moving on to winter. Just 50 minutes and USD3.50 from Central Tokyo by train, hiking Mount Takao is a perfect way to work off all those holiday calories and get in touch with nature.

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Hakone ladies R&R trip (2D1N): Hot springs and Mount Fuji


Since it’s Mothers’ Day here is the long delayed trip report of my visit to Hakone with Mummy dearest back in 2015. As you know I dislike this sort of typical tourist itinerary, but it is a good place to bring the old folks and first-timers to Japan.

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