2016 Mt. Fuji Climbing Season is Here!

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1st Mt. Fuji Climb of Season

Started early this year! April 23rd 2016 (Sat) 1st Mt. Fuji Climb of the Season! Officially all the routes are still closed, but if you know the right access doing a 1-day climb is still possible with a professional Guide. Attempted the Gotemba Route which is by far the largest route on Mt. Fuji..to get the to summit from the Gotemba 5th Station need at least 9hours..but coming down the gotemba route the smoothest decrending route on the entire mountain, and with the huge soft sand cushioning your feet you a literally run down the mountain from the 6th station.

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2016 Tsukiji Market Tours

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On all of our three tours not only will you get a chance to observe the immense volumes and exotic kinds of sea-life in the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind, but you also get the opportunity to see the unique craftsmanship of the Tsukiji workers, and a chance to see first hand the inner-social workings of a deeply rooted fish loving culture. From the large tuna fisherman to the skilled sushi chef, Tsukiji is a place of tradition.

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Check out our three great Tours on offer!

Tuna Auction and Tsukiji Walking Tour:
Time: 3.30a.m.-8.00a.m.
Theme: Watch the live Tuna Auction and enjoy walking tour of Tsukiji’s outer market
Meeting Place: Tsukiji Station or your Hotel
Dates Available: Most Days but National Holidays and Sundays
Tour Includes: Professional English Speaking Guide and Sushi Breakfast

Tsukiji Fish Market Walking Tour:
Time: 8:45am ~ 11:30am
Theme: Walking Tour of Tsukiji Fish (Visit both the inside and outside markets)
Meeting Place: Tsukiji Station or your Hotel
Dates Available: Most Days but National Holidays and Sundays
Tour Includes: Professional English Speaking Guide and Sushi Breakfast

Tsukiji Fish Market Tour and Cooking Class:
Time: 9:00am ~ 1:00pm
Theme: Walking Tour of Tsukiji and Cooking Class
Meeting Place: Tsukiji Station
Dates Available: Most Days but National Holidays and Sundays
Tour Includes: Tsukiji Fish Market Tour and Cooking Class (Tempura, Sushi & Miso Soup)

These tours include the following:
• Professional Private English-Speaking Guide • Sushi Breakfast • Hotel meet from your hotel also available

Please contact us for more information!

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January in Japan

January in Japan from Scott Gold on Vimeo.

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Snow Monkey Tours are here! (1 or 2 days)

Enjoy an exquisite 1 or 2 Day Snow Monkey Tour from Tokyo to view the wild Snow Monkeys soaking in the natural hot springs near the snowy Nagano mountains.

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Take an exciting adventure to Nagano to watch the world-famous “snow monkeys″ relaxing and soaking in the natural hot springs of the Jigokudai Yaen-koen near the snowy Nagano mountains.

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Visit Zenko-ji Temple: Zenko-ji is a sacred place that is worshipped for over 1400 years. It enshrines one of the oldest Buddha statues and the main hall is designated a national treasure. It does not belong to any Buddhist sects but has been believed to bring happiness to everyone both in this world and the after world.  Enjoy Japanese Style dinner consisted of various kinds of fresh seafood including tuna, salmons, prawns etc.

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Enjoy relaxing in an open-air bath in the snowing surroundings.

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Day 1: Tokyo Dep:
– Japanese style Lunch
– Visit Yudanaka Onsen Village
– Enjoy open Air Hot Spring
– Japanese Style Dinner/Stay Onsen Resort Hotel

Day 2: Nagano Dep:
– Breakfast/Yudanaka Shibu Onsen Village
– Jigokudani Yaen-koen (Watch wild monkeys soaking in Onsen hot springs)
– Japanese Style lunch/Zenkoji Temple
– Return to Tokyo

Tour Notes:
* Minimum of 2 Participants required:
* Operated on selected dates only: (Dates from Nov to April)

For more information on Snow Monkey Tours please Contact Us:

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2015 Mt. Fuji Climb Season Almost Over!

The official 2015 Mt. Fuji climbing season is now coming to an end. Last week we completed our last Fujinomiya Route Climb of the season.  All in our climb group
were able to reach the summit and witness a beautiful sunrise as well we were able to return via the less populated Gotemba Route and hike thru the Hoei Crater.

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Please contact us if you are interested in an off-season climb.

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Awesome Mt. Fuji Climb Video (2015)

Recently, we had a client record and upload his Mt. Fuji Climb on YouTube. If you really want to know what a Fuji climb is like, this video by Dillon Hinchliffe will give you a taste: (Video of our Aug 18th/19th 2015 Mt. Fuji Climb Tour)

Published on Aug 24, 2015
(See comments by Dillon below)

This was truly the best experience of my entire life. There is no feeling like it. The challenge, the personal triumph, (although not really a HARD mountain per se), the most gorgeous scenery I will EVER see, and meeting new people. OH! I couldn’t show you (obviously) but I also got to go to a really NICE ONSEN

Thanks Dillon

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The Shadow of Mount Fuji

After Typhoon # 11 Nangka brought over 2 feet of rain to parts of Japan, the weather has been super clear and the temperature has been extremely humid and hot. On Mt. Fuji the temperatures are much cooler and the sunrise for the most part over the last 2 weeks have been simply awesome..

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The shadow of Mount Fuji, seen from mount Fuji:

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For more information on Mt. Fuji Climbs please contact us: Here

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Enjoy Maiko Show and Japanese Dinner!

When you come to Japan, one of the places you must visit is Kyoto:
How about spending your time with Maiko?

Maiko, Apprentice Geisha, undergoes strict trainings everyday.
As traditional reasons even Japanese people rarely can see Maiko:
Definitely this will be a great experience for you!
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We recommend this Tour: River Terrace Dinner with Maiko.
You can watch Maiko performance and Japanese traditional games, with Japanese-Style Dinner on the River Terrace, called “Kawadoko” or just “Yuka” (means Floor) in Japanese.
As the Summer in Kyoto is so hot, they built Terraces on the Kamogawa River: it is much cooler and comfortable there.
This River Terraces are available only in Summer: May to September.
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If you are interested in this arrangement please contact us.

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