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Living and Making Money in Rural Hokkaido

I put on my boots and open the door to my house and step outside.  Immediately the blinding white strikes my eyes. To my right is a field of white all the way back to the hills in the distance and to my left is a wall of snow 8 feet high.  In front of… Continue reading Living and Making Money in Rural Hokkaido

Travel

Fun and Romantic Things to Do in Yokohama at Night

Whether you live in Yokohama or you're just visiting while on holiday, chances are you're wondering what kind of fun you can get into on a night out. What's so great about this city compared to Tokyo is that you can have a really great time without the huge crowds or breaking the bank. Here… Continue reading Fun and Romantic Things to Do in Yokohama at Night

Hiking, Travel

Can Mount Fuji Still Erupt?

Mount Fuji climbing season has arrived and many people are excited to hike Mount Fuji! Despite its beauty, it is important to remember that Mount Fuji is an active volcano. As such, it presents the ever-present danger of an eruption for both the surrounding towns and the Greater Kanto Region. Volcanologists believe it is due… Continue reading Can Mount Fuji Still Erupt?

Is Mount Fuji Safe to Climb
Hiking, Travel

Is Mount Fuji Safe to Climb?

Mount Fuji is one of the most iconic images associated with Japan. Known for its aesthetic beauty and for its danger as an active volcano, Mount Fuji is also the tallest mountain in Japan, standing at 3776 meters (12,389 feet). It is considered relatively safe to climb, but only with proper planning. This hasn’t stopped… Continue reading Is Mount Fuji Safe to Climb?

How Okinawa is Different from Mainland Japan - Blue Shisa
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How Okinawa is Different from Mainland Japan

It’s a chilly and rainy day here in Yokohama. Although I’m glad to be off work and spending the day relaxing at home, there’s one other place I’d rather be: Okinawa. It’s been a little over a month since my visit, but here are some thoughts on some of the things that still stand out… Continue reading How Okinawa is Different from Mainland Japan