Best Mt Fuji One Day Tour from Tokyo for 2020

Best Mt Fuji One Day Tour from Tokyo

A common question that I receive from people planning to travel to Japan is a request for assistance to find the best day tour option to visit Mt Fuji.  There are a large number of options available, and while you can also visit Mt Fuji independently, a tour provides a great option to check out … Read more

How to Visit Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park from Tokyo and Nagano in 2020

How to Visit Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park from Tokyo and Nagano

Walking to see snow monkeys in the Jigokudani Monkey Park was like a dream come true.  After seeing the iconic image of the Japanese snow monkeys we had finally achieved our goal to see them with our own eyes, and they did not disappoint.  The group of 30 to 40 monkeys was fascinating to observe … Read more

Top 3 Snow Play, Skiing and Snowboarding Day Tours From Tokyo

Top 3 Snow Play, Skiing and Snowboarding Day Tours from Tokyo

Visitors to Japan may not realise that even from Tokyo there are some great day tour options to visit the snow nearby at Mt Fuji, and either ski, snowboard or just play in the snow. In addition, if you want to get some real snow there is a great day tour option via shinkansen to visit … Read more

How to Plan a Holiday Into Your Trip Itinerary

How to Plan a Holiday Into Your Trip Itinerary

What is the measure of a great holiday?  Is it the amazing attractions you have seen, that feeling of enjoyment, of exploring, having a great time and feeling relaxed ?  How often have you been on a trip where the things you remember are how you were tired, the arguments you had and how sore your feet were? I … Read more

Photo Essay: Floriade Night and Day

Photo Essay - Floriade Day and Night

As we turned the corner our spirits lightened upon seeing an amazing display of ever changing lights, music and flowers.  Not just any flowers – these were the largest inflatable flowers we have ever seen!  Our children giggled and pointed at the fairy wonderland before us and danced along with the music as we slowly … Read more