Mt. Fuji Climb & Bullet Train Venture

Why Not! Combine two of Japan’s greatest voyages into one ultimate experience.

Experience nature at its finest by climbing Japan’s unrivalled magnificence highest peak, then experience efficiency and technology at its finest by riding the immaculately clean, comfortable and fast, shinkansen, running at speeds of up to 300kph, more efficient than air travel, and much more comfortable.

BulletClimbing Mt. Fuji is hard enough without having to wait in traffic, the journey to or from Mt. Fuji from Tokyo can take up to 4hrs in peak summer traffic at times. On the other hand, the super-fast bullet train only takes 30mins and there is never traffic. Relax in the perfectly spotless, comfortable bullet train after your Mt. Fuji climb.

Peak-3Your special transport will meet you at the bullet train station and take you direct to Mt. Fuji 5th station, after your climb adventure your transport will return you to the bullet train station so you can continue your journey of exploring Japan.

This plan is ideal for those with a JR Pass and have limited time.

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Top 5 Winter Activities in Japan

Top 5 Winter Activities in Japan

The secret is out, not only is Japan the place to visit during spring cherry blossom season and the summertime, Japan is a winter wonderland with voluminous activities to enjoy in the winter time as well.

Top Japan Winter Activity # 1: “Skiing in Japan”

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With some of the most reliable snow any-where, Japan may be the Skiing World’s best-kept secret – the perfect place to combine some world-class skiing with an exotic vacation. Japan offers stunning mountains vistas, kilometres of perfectly groomed runs at all levels of difficulty, along with gnarly mogul runs, snowboard parks, friendly locals and great food.

Top Japan Winter Activity # 2: “Japanese Onsen”

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The Japanese are very devoted to their winter comforts when the first frosts arrive: blankets, called kotatsu, steaming teas and season cuisine like sukiyaki. But one of the winter activities you must try, is soaking in an outdoor onsen – rotenburo – relax in the hot water while snow falls all around you – a truly unforgettable experience.

Japan Winter Activity #3: “Snow Monkeys”

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Snow Monkey

Hundreds of Japanese Snow Monkeies live in the Japanese Alps and the region of Nagano, particularly in Jigokudani Yaen Koen. This park, which is specially dedicated to these monkeys, is an opportunity for a beautiful winter walk through a forest dotted with hot springs, and a meeting with these noisy primates.

Japan Winter Activity # 4: “Sapporo Snow Festival”

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In 1950, six students from Sapporo decided to build snow sculptures for fun, and the idea appealed to the local community. Two years later the exhibition became a festival and attracted many participants and visitors. The reputation of the festival crossed borders, and in 1974, it was held along with an international ice carving competition. Since then it has become one of the world’s largest winter events.

The main festival site is located along Odori Park, in the heart of the city. The largest snow sculptures, some over 15 meters high, are exhibited there. Not far away in the lively Susukino, the ice sculpting competition takes place. You can also attend a beauty contest for the annual “Ice Queen”. The Tsu Dome, open from 9am to 5pm and located further out of the city center, offers more snow sculptures, winter sports (luge maze). Inside the dome, you can enjoy a concert, whilst tasting local specialties from food stalls.

Japan Winter Activity # 5: Nara Illuminations

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See more than three thousand traditional Japanese lanterns, shining for three days during this festival, which is held every year from February 3rd at Kasuga Taisha Shrine.

The people of Nara have continued this tradition for more than eight hundred years. The lanterns are mostly offered by citizens, but some are nevertheless dedicated to the memory of samurai who battled during the Sengoku period

The lanterns take you back to a time when electricity did not yet exist. A warm glow in the heart of winter evokes Shinto mysticism, flickering flames that partially illuminate the gilding and vermillion color of the temple, a festival tinged with sweet poetry, not to be missed from February 3rd, the day when winter turns into spring, a change called setsubun in Japanese

For more information about the love events please contact us at Info@MyTokyoGuide.com

 

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2016 Snow Monkey Tours are here!

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.

Snow Monkey

Snow Monkey

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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Onsen


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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Mt. Fuji – Summit Sunrise

The weather was perfect and the Sunrise was spectatural by far the best of this season!

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Mt. Fuji Climb Season has began!

Yosuke and Richard have already taken several groups to the summit of Mt. Fuji this year: With less snow then previous years the climbing season has started early this year!

 

For more information about our 2016 Mt. Fuji Climbs please visit our Mt. Fuji Climbing Site: http://climbing-mt-fuji.com

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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

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