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Me in front of the Peaks of Mount Fuji and Mount Hōei  
   

Me in front of the Peaks of Mount Fuji and Mount Hōei

Mount Fuji
The Pilgrimage Begins

August 19th 2018
Hello my fellow travellers! This morning I left before Ichiro woke up and made my way over to the train station to go to Fujinomiya, a city located at the foot of Mount Fuji on the Shizuoka side. I was greeted by a lovely morning with perfect weather and I felt good about the prospect of climbing Mount Fuji under such conditions. The train ride to Fujinomiya went well and as I exited the station ... read more
Asia » Japan » Shizuoka » Fujinomiya

Japanese Flag 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
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