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2017/04/20

2017/04/20 - Mount Fuji Report

With this year's cherry blossom season all but over in many low and southern areas of Japan, now all eyes are on the country's high and northern areas, of which many are approaching, if not already having entered,...
2017/04/17

2017/04/17 - Mount Fuji Report

As we ease into mid April, the cherry blossom front line is heading towards the north and to places in higher elevations. The northern cities of Akita and Aomori in the Tohoku Region reported the opening of their...
2016/11/12

2016/11/12 - Mount Fuji Report

As we head into mid November, the autumn colors have also reached the cities. The colors in Kyoto and Tokyo have just started changing and they should be at their best about two weeks. In the northern Kanto Region,...
2016/11/02

2016/11/02 - Mount Fuji Report

The Fujigoko district consists of the areas surrounding the five lakes at the foot of Mount Fuji and has long been a popular autumn color viewing spot, not least for its serene landscapes, but also because of its proximity to Tokyo. Seeing as this was the first visit to Fuji this year, I was looking forward to observing how the foliage would be...
2016/04/19

2016/04/19 - Mount Fuji Report

Today I headed back to the Fuji Five Lakes area four days after my last visit to check out how the blossoms have progressed since. Most of the commonly seen mainstream Somei Yoshino cherry trees were at full bloom...
2016/04/15

2016/04/15 - Mount Fuji Report

Today I headed to the Fuji Five Lakes area, about two hours west of Tokyo, to check out the state of the cherry blossoms there. While the cherry blossoms have mostly finished around Tokyo and Kyoto, the cherry trees...
2015/11/17

2015/11/17 - Fujigoko Report

Today as the autumn colors (koyo) approach the peak around western Japan, I spent the day closer to Tokyo and headed back down to the base of Mount Fuji to...
2015/11/06

2015/11/06 - Fujigoko Report

Today I drove down to Fuji Five Lakes (Fujigoko) region at the base of Mount Fuji to check on the autumn colors (koyo) around the mountain. The Fuji Five...
2015/10/20

2015/10/20 - Mount Fuji Report

After catching the wild colors around some of northern Japan's highlands last week, this week I'm taking our high-elevation autumn color reporting south to central Japan to the areas around the highest mountains in the country...
2014/11/13

2014/11/13 - Fuji Report

Today, I head back to the Fuji Five Lakes (Fujigoko) region for the last time this season. I revisted most of the places in the last trip nine days ago; while the cherry...
2014/11/04

2014/11/04 - Fuji Report

Today, Scott and I headed down to the Fuji Five Lakes (Fujigoko) region at the northern base of Mount Fuji, ten days...
2014/10/24

2014/10/24 - Fuji Report

Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan, but due to its relatively southern location and bald top, it is not the first place in the country or even on...
2014/04/23

2014/04/23 - Mt. Fuji Report

Eight days after my last visit, I traveled to the Fuji Five Lakes area again to check out the situation of the cherry blossoms...
2014/04/15

2014/04/15 - Mount Fuji Report

Today, I visited the Fuji Five Lakes area (Lake Kawaguchiko in particular) to check out its popular cherry blossom spots. It was the...
2013/11/18

2013/11/18 - Fujigoko Report

Today I headed back down to the Fuji Five Lakes (Fujigoko) region to check up on the autumn colors (koyo) around the base of Mount Fuji. In my...
2013/11/06

2013/11/06 - Fujigoko Report

Today I headed down to the Fuji Five Lakes (Fujigoko) region at the base of Mount Fuji to check on the autumn color (koyo) season around the mountain. It's been about...
2013/10/14

2013/10/14 - Fujisan Report

It was my first time to Mount Fuji since it received its Unesco World Heritage status. I visited a few popular autumn color spots in the Fuji Five Lakes area and went up to the...