Oze National Park

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Back in June I went on a spectacular tenkara fly fishing trip with my new friends Kado-san and Tetsuya. It was an amazing experience so when Kado-san suggested we do another trip, but this time to a place called Oze National Park in Gunma Prefecture, I eagerly agreed and cleared … Read More

Epidote Creek 緑簾石小川

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Last week I wrote a post about visiting Japan. If you are a Tenkara angler, Epidote Creek is THE reason why you need to get on a plane and fly to Japan today. If you’re not a Tenkara angler, well you can enjoy the photos and compelling prose, and afterwards you’ll want … Read More

Fujinogawa 藤ノ川

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Deep in the mountains of the Tanzawa Oyama Quasi-National Park surrounded by tall mountains shrouded in Japanese cedar, Hinoki cypress, Japanese mountain maple, and Japanese beech is a network of mountain streams. These streams terminate in the majestic Miyagase Lake, which interestingly enough is a man-made lake that took nearly three decades to … Read More

Yamabirugawa

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I have numerous things on my “to-do” list while living in Japan. For example, I’ve skied Japan’s famous powder and I’ve gotten lost in Tokyo. But there are several more “to-do’s” that I haven’t accomplished yet. Climbing Mount Fuji and skiing from the summit for example. The other day I ticked another … Read More

A Day on the Otaba River – 大丹波川

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As I reflect back on the three days I spent in the Kanto Mountain Range (関東山脈) the highlight for me was the last day which was spent exploring Otaba River (a special thanks to Ridgeline Images for his fortuitous comment which put this river on my radar). After some research I realized … Read More

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