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

A Day Hike On Miura Peninsula

Authors Note: I have decided to start a semi-regular segment chronicling my day to day life in Japan. Everything in Japan is so different when compared to the United States, so I thought I would share with my readers my various experiences of living in Japan. It will be a catch … Read More

Discovering the Yanagisawa River 柳沢川

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Day 2 Part II If you missed Day 2 Part I check it out here After a long drive up and over the Yanagisawa Pass we arrived in the town of Koshu. We found a Lawsons Convenience Store and gorged ourselves on some delicious grub. It was warm bordering on hot … Read More

Experimenting with flies for cold water Tenkara

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Since the Tenkara fishing season kicked off just over a month ago I have found that the trout pay no mind to a tasty looking traditional kebari. So I switched to heavier flies to get at the trout hangin’ out on the bottom of the river. Surprisingly I had the … Read More

Oshino Creek – A Japanese Fly-Fishing Mecca

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With spring quickly approaching many rivers in Japan are beginning to open for the season. Oshino (忍野村) is a quaint village a few miles from the foot of Mount Fuji. The area Oshino Hakkai (忍野八海) is a group of eight ponds that are a Japanese National Monument. However, Oshino Creek is what … Read More

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