Tokyo Fish Market

The Tokyo Fish Market is a must see destination for anyone visiting Tokyo. It is located in the special ward of Chuo, and is also known as the Tsukiji Market. Once you enter into the labyrinth of alleys, tunnels, and throngs of people that make up the Tsukiji Market you are greeted … Read More

Ogawayama – A Rock Climber’s Paradise

Deep in the mountains on the Nagano-Yamaniashi prefectural borders lies a paradise that must be seen to be believed. The mountains are tall and covered in as many rock faces as trees. In the autumn the mountains break forth in the most glorious display of fall colors. The mountain is cleaved … Read More

Climbing The Mountain Of Death

On the edge of Gunma and Niigata Prefecture lies an area that many refer to as “Little Alaska”. While there are numerous jagged mountains scraping the heavens, the king of the area is without a doubt the majestic Mount Tanigawa (Tanigawadake) but it is also known as the Mountain of Death. Tanigawadake has … Read More

Visiting Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea

Since moving to Japan I had heard a lot about Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea and how much fun it was to visit the park. So a week or two back my wife and I visited both parks. The hype was well founded. We started with Tokyo Disneyland on a rainy … Read More

Sansai Mountain Vegetables

A few months back Tenkara Fisher published this great interview with Kazuya Shimoda. Kazuya talked a lot about headwaters Tenkara deep within the mountains of Japan. Kazuya said “it [was] necessary to have stream side lifestyle skills… such as knowledge of Sansai mountain vegetables, mushroom gathering, and fire making skills” if you want … Read More

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