Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Friday, 30 July 2010

The glorious crater! 3km to walk around.

Gotenba Beer Hall!

A beerhall in Japan! They brew their own German-style beers here and it's very tasty! (Schwarzbier, Weizen, Weizenbock, Pils)

Sunday, 25 July 2010

On Top Of Japan!

This as high as it goes, a few meters above the official 3776 meters (on a weather station structure). You can see right down to sea level in places.

Fuji - near the crater

It's only 3 kilometers around the crater but with the thin air and exhaustion I found it the hardest part of the trip.

Fuji - The Crater

3700 meters!

The mountain is best described as otherwordly. There is a great variety of rocks, colors and shapes here.

Fuji san - Near the crater

Fuji san, nearer the top

Fuji - Subashiri Trail

Near station six of subashiri trail.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Kongo Rain

The mountains really are the most beautiful when it rains.

Kongo san Forest

Kongo Duck Nabe

We were the only guests that day and got big portions of everything.

Restaurant on Kongosan

Osaka Sunset from Kongosan

Nara at Night

Kongo san seen from Katsuragi san

The mountain opposite is Kongo-san, Osakas highest peak. From here you can walk there within a morning.

Diamond Trail

Diamond Trail

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Osaka Playground

Kobe, Shikoku, Osaka

And the world's largest suspended bridge is visible on the far right.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Rokko Mini Alps

Walking across the ridge is less scary than it looks, but more impressive too.

Kobe - Rokko Mini Alps

Monday, 29 March 2010

Rokko Mountains

Walking from sealevel, up to 1000m, and down again to the other side to take a dip in a hot spring.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Ikomayama Nara Side

A holy place, somewhere in the mountain.

Ikomayama, Nara Side

Rural Japan as we imagine it, with ume blossoms and rice paddies.

Monday, 1 March 2010

East Osaka View

I forgot the name of this place, but it is a hill in the east of Osaka overseeing Osaka on the left and Nara on the right.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Shitennoji Ikebana Exhibition

Amateur Ikebana exhibiton in Shitennoji temple.


Nice, quite temple on top of a small mountain. A popular destination for ramblers.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Ameyama Osaka

A mini-rokko, in every way, with less tourists!