Mount Fuji

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the view from the top of Mount Fuji has to be seen to be believed.  While it can get very busy, this will probably be your most memorable experience in Japan. It’s not too pricy to get there and the route up is easy to understand but challenging. ItContinue reading “Mount Fuji”

Tokyo and Kanto in 1-2 Weeks

There is so much to do around Tokyo in a few weeks, it really is a city of cities. There is probably no need to buy a  Japan Rail Pass or Japan Bus Pass, but make use of the special passes for most of the areas.  If you have less than 2 weeks, just cut out the placesContinue reading “Tokyo and Kanto in 1-2 Weeks”

Cheap theme park in Tokyo – Kasai Rinkai Park

While places such as Tokyo Disney Land and Fuji Q may be more popular amusement parks, Kasai Rinkai Park makes for a great, but inexpensive day out.  The main attraction is the Diamond and Flowers Ferris Wheel, which is the second tallest Ferris wheel in Japan and offers great views of the city on aContinue reading “Cheap theme park in Tokyo – Kasai Rinkai Park”

Kasai Rinkai Park

Kasai Rinkai Park is a theme park in Tokyo that is free to enter. It features Japan’s second tallest Ferris wheel, which sometimes offers views of Mount Fuji, an large aquarium and a good collection of free activities and sights. Blog report here. Top Tips Bring a picnic or bento box and relax on the beachContinue reading “Kasai Rinkai Park”