Climbing Mt. Fuji August 9th 2009 1pm on Sunday August 9th and I’m in the quaint, but fortunately comfortable Kawaguchiko station waiting. Almost every muscle in my body aches, I’ve miss placed two people and most of my stuff along with them. Last time I saw them was on Mt.Fuji on the way to the summit.
This is a bit of a long story, but I’ll keep it brief. I’m a gaijin (foreigner) living in Japan and like almost every o ... read more
Asia » Japan » Yamanashi » 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
One of the best feelings in life is taking that first step, big or small, down a path that leads to the unknown. Discovering a new route home or getting yourself comfortably lost in a foreign environment. It is a strange form of excitement, elation. ... full info