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Tanzawa

A sunny day & a window seat

I don’t like not knowing where I am.  That’s why I like the window seat.  And on sunny days like this, there’s an extra bonus in that all the familiar landmarks are easy to spot.  (more…)

Miyagase Valentines Festival

It’s coming up to Valentines Day, so what better reason for a lakeside country town to hold a cheesy romantic festival? (more…)

Tanzawa Traverse

Last weekend, I hoped to go up a mountain and see some snow.  Tanzawa-san is around halfway between Tokyo and Mt Fuji, and it seemed to be a prospect to have a bit of white stuff on top of it without needing too much winter hiking equipment. (more…)

To no Take

With my new gear in tow, I got out of Tokyo for the first time this trip, and headed out early on Sunday morning on the Odakyu Line to a town called Shibusawa (Kanazawa Prefecture), about 75 mins south west of Shinjuku.  From there, it’s a short bus ride to Okura, where some hiking trails start through the Tanzawa-Oyama Kokutei Park.  (more…)