Toshimaen Fishing Park

During the summer Toshimaen Amusement Park is a favorite spot for Tokyo’s residents to cool off. With a water park and an amusement park side by side it is kind of like Six Flags or Busch Gardens, just with not as many max adrenaline roller coaster rides. It’s a family friendly … Read More

Iwana

Iwana, a beautiful and colorfully spotted char, is mostly a landlocked fish due to the multitude of dams and weirs on the Japanese mountain streams. The Iwana that aren’t landlocked and can swim to the ocean can live for up to nine years and grow over 60cm long! They thrive best … 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

Fujinogawa 藤ノ川

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

Doshi River at the Sasakune Village

The weather last week was absolutely spectacular. Low humidity, temps in the mid 70’s, and lots of sunshine. It felt like a crime to not be out and about in the mountains. So when my alarm woke me up at 4am on Friday, I was giddy with excitement. The sun was … Read More