Forest of Monsters and Suicides, Fuji November 22nd 2007 Just a brief blog, from Kyoto.
Tuesday. I arrived at a small town at the base of Mt. Fuji. Benjamin to follow on Wednesday morning, so we can climb to the fifth station on Mt Fuji and also explore a dark, suicidal forest at its base.
Tuesday night. The lodge we'd booked turns out to be a weird, dog-ridden, over-priced, germ infested hole. I ... read more
Asia » Japan » Shizuoka » Mt Fuji In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more