Tsurugidake is within Tateyama National Park. It rises 2999m above valley floors, ocean waters, and distant volcanoes and peaks. The mountain itself takes on a domineering presence.
Suganuma is really a perfect place to escape from the humdrum of the city. More from the personal account of our Writer, Anissa who tasted grilled mochi, with the breath of fresh air from the mountains, and watched the picturesque beauty of snow covered houses.
Art museum Rakusui-tei, meaning “enjoying the vivid green of jade”, is a unique setting, incorporating art and architecture in the aesthetics of a serene Japanese garden in the flow of the seasons.
For those of us who are looking for something a little bit different and off the beaten track, I recommend “The Dragon Route of Central Japan”. This new route offers visitors beautiful natural landscapes as well as a taste of traditional Japanese culture and history in a way that lets you explore the heart of Japan and its culture.
As we're coming up to summer in Japan, it's time to dust off your hiking boots and slap on some sunblock and a hat for some hiking on Japan's famous mountains. Oh, and don't forget your camera!