Mt. Tonodake

Mt. Tonodake Day Hike, Kanagawa, Japan

Reaching Mt. Tonodake’s summit can be quite a challenge especially for first timers. It has long stretches of pure climb with very limited flat or descending portions to recover. Japan is one of the best places to kick-start one’s fondness for nature and the outdoors. Almost everyone can get to enjoy hiking in nature trails and prefectural parks spread across the country.…

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Mt. Nokogiri Day Hike, Chiba, Japan

Every mountain you’ll ever climb will be different. But sometimes, there are those that simply stand out. For me, Mt, Nokogiri belongs to that group. Chiba is one of the seven prefectures of the Kanto region. As its western neighbor, Tokyo, it is one of the often visited areas in the country. The prefecture is a usual waypoint for foreign tourists…

Mt Mitake

Mt. Mitake Day Hike, Tokyo, Japan

Mt. Mitake in the western side of Tokyo is one of the popular choices for those looking for a day trip to the mountains. Part of the 1250-square kilometer Chichi-Tama-Kai National Park, it features unspoiled forest, fresh rivers and waterfalls and breathtaking sceneries Japan, despite having a highly urbanized reputation, has impressively maintained a balance between rapid…

Nanasawa Forest Park, Atsugi

Hiking in Nanasawa Forest Park, Atsugi, Japan

  Parks are just about everywhere in Japan. Varrying from a small landscaped lot with a playground, to forests with towering trees and hiking trails, every city or municipality has at least one. For me, they are one of the best things about this country. After a busy week at work or just a plain stressful day, you don’t…

Buruwisan Falls

Buruwisan Falls and Mt Romelo, Siniloan, Laguna

  Once again, summer is here. In a tropical country like the Philippines, this means another couple of months of dealing with some serious hot weather. And over the past few years, summer heat in the country has become nearly next to unbearable, especially during midday. Fortunately, we live in a country where there are…