Category: hotels

fuji-san, mt fuji in japan

if you are in japan for a while, as i was, you have to climb mt fuji [3,776 m, 12,388 ft] – the window is from july through end august for optimal weather conditions. Continue reading


mt bromo – go ahead climb a volcano

there are several volcanos in indonesia, including the famous krakatao.  in eastern java, indonesia’s main island, its most popular, though perhaps not the tallest or the most impressive looking volcano, is mt bromo [2,329 m, 7,641 ft], Continue reading

onsen in the snow – hot and cold


for a truly amazing experience, head to the tsurunoyu onsen (hot springs) in akita, japan, around january or february, to ensure that there is a lot of snow. request that you stay in the old part of the guest house – a detached 300 year old uninsulated wooden structure Continue reading