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Japan – Fuji Rock Festival

Fuji Rock Festival (FRF) is one of Asia’s largest music festivals, attracting well over 100,000 spectators and dozens of international and local performers. It’s located at the Naeba…

Japan – Climbing Mount Fuji

At 3776 metres above sea level, Mount Fuji is not only the highest mountain in Japan, it’s also one of the most iconic in the world. The official…

Tokyo – But Not Sightseeing

It’s been a while since my last visit to Tokyo. The bus ride from Narita airport reminded me just how colossal this megalopolis is, with concrete apartment blocks…

Ginkonyu Yakumo Hokkaido

Ginkonyu – Yakumo, Hokkaido

Ginkonyu, literally translated as 25th Wedding Anniversary Hot Springs, was an ideal location to take my wife’s parents for their wedding anniversary, even if it was their 40th,…

The Planning

Like all good adventures, it started with blue sky dreaming. We were finishing up our travels around Australia and were planning on heading back to Japan for another…

Winter Season in Hirafu, Niseko

The journey was over.  We had a few short days to move in to our beautiful (and some might say romantic) log cabin before we were to start…

Day 75: Ferry to Hokkaido

This is it, the last leg of the journey. Tomorrow we will be back in Hokkaido. We boarded the ferry just before midnight, and learning from past experience…

tottori sand dune

Day 74: Tottori City (Tottori) – Maizuru (Kyoto) 177km

  It was still stormy when we woke up; it was nice to listen to the ocean last night, felt very nostalgic… It was going to be our…

izumo taisha

Day 73: Hagi (Yamaguchi) – Izumo Taisha – Tottori City (Tottori) 330km

Another day where there may have been lots of things to see and do, but we were fast running out of time (and had already run out of…

beppu

Day 72: Yufuin (Oita) – Hagi (Yamaguchi) 236km

Another chilly night in the van that required us to wear a little more clothes to bed than we were used to. It didn’t feel that long ago…