Staying At Hostels In Japan: Beware the Plastic Bag Packer

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Staying at hostels in Japan is something else.  Be warned…

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Why You Should Visit Fushimi Inari (伏見稲荷大社)

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Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) is known as the Fox Shrine and renown for the thousands of vermillion torii gates lining the walkways. It is dedicated to Inari, the shinto god of rice. Foxes are Inari’s messengers and that’s why they’re everywhere at Inari.

A ton of posts have been written about this magical place, but I want to share my own take on it.

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Kamikochi: Hiking The Japanese Alps

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Firstly, I am sorry this post went live before it was finished. Thank you everyone who liked it anyway.

Have you heard of the Japan Alps?

They’re a gorgeous snow-capped mountain chain in western Japan, but one that is not easy to reach.

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How To See Mt. Fuji During Cherry Blossom Season (Arakura Sengen Shrine)

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The ultimate viewpoint to photograph Mt. Fuji with Cherry Blossoms.

I finally made it to this famous viewpoint that’s on all the postcards of Japan. It’s where you can see a red pagoda with Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms in the backdrop. Continue reading