Nemophila blue hill, Hitachi Seaside Park

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Blue Hill with fully bloomed Nemophila in Hitachi Seaside Park. I have seen this picture on internet or on TV news many times before. But I would like to say it aloud ”Seeing is believing” , you never know the real beauty until you place yourself there. Not only the shape of flowers, the wind, the smell, the softness on … READ MORE

Sunrise on the top of Mt. Fuji

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It was the most beautiful and most powerful sunrise in my entire life at 3776 meter above the sea level. I am still proud to say that I climbed the summit of Mt. Fuji and saw the sunrise in my first try. If you were born in Japan, you would think of climbing Mt. Fuji summit at least once in … READ MORE

Hakone, one day trip from Tokyo

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Hakone is a good weekend retreat place for Tokyo dwellers.  It is about 100 km away and about 90 minutes by train. Besides great view of Mt. Fuji and comforting Lake Ashi, train spotters would love cable car, rope way, pirate ships, and switchback trains! This tour was for two guest from USA, staying one night in Hakone before going … READ MORE

Amano Hashidate, one of the most scenic spots of Japan

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Amano Hashidate literally means a bridge to the heaven. The small land strip that divides the sea can be seen as a bridge when you see the bridge between your legs. It is recognized as the one of three scenic spots of Japan along with Matsushima in Miyagi Prefecture, Itsukushima in Hiroshima Prefecture. Among three Amano Hashidate is the hardest … READ MORE

Pola Museum of Art in Hakone

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Hakone is well known for hot spring and Lake Ashi. It is also polular place for art fun. There are several museums in the area. The one we visited in January is Pola Museum of Art. Not only the collection but the museum buidling itself is art. Even my dog enjoyed the outside trail. In spring it should be beautiful … READ MORE