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Lake Ashi – Volcanoes, mountains, paddy fields… and cats

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park covers 1,227 square kilometres, so it’s going to be very hard to see the whole or even most of it.


Japan – Videoing Mount Fuji’s rise to World Heritage status

Sometimes when travelling you can be lucky enough to witness a little bit of history happening.


Japan – A foggy ride up Mount Hakone

Rising through the fog you might be forgiven for thinking Mount Hakone has fallen back upon its volcanic past. But this Japanese giant hasn’t erupted in 3,000 years.


Blog – Where in the World? The answer

Rarely visited by tourists from outside Japan, this week’s Where in the World? teaser came from Nakatsu Castle. Well done to anyone who got the right answer.


Japan – All aboard the bullet train

The journey is too smooth. I know it sounds weird, but when sitting on a 124mph bullet train I had hoped to get a real feeling of speed.


Tokyo – Asakusa, where old and new Japan come together

In the area of Shitamachi (Low City) on the banks of the Sumida River the most beautiful temples can be located, including the most famous Sensō-ji.


Blog – Where in the World? The answer

On Friday, we asked you Where in the World? the picture taken below is. The answer is Tokyo Bay in Tokyo, Japan – and, yes, that is the Statue of Liberty.


Tokyo Bay – A surprise encounter with Lady Liberty

As I headed round the bend I had to do a double take. Suddenly I wondered if I had turned a corner into New York. From nowhere, standing in front of me, was the Statue of Liberty.


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