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

End of the Tenkara Season – Part I

It was the hottest recorded summer this year in Japan, so much so that besides a brief foray into the Sierra Nevada Mountains during a visit home in June, I had forgotten what it was like to be cold. That all changed on the morning of September 30th when I … 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

Tanzawa Mountains

The Tanzawa Mountains in Japan are a blessing and here’s why. Tokyo is the largest city in the world in terms of population. This summer was a record breaker for heat in Japan, with temperatures reaching 100˚F (that may not seem so bad but when you factor in 80%+ humidity … Read More

A Tenkara Summer

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Fall is in the air! The lighting is starting to shift and the leaves are starting to turn orange, red, and yellow at the higher elevations. Soon the days will get colder and the snow will begin to fall in the higher elevations. There are still five weeks left in … Read More

Yamabirugawa

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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