Hakuba in green season offers a plethora of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, mountain-biking and more. I hiked to Happo-ike or Happo Pond on this clear weather to see the beautiful pond with the reflection of the Hakuba Sanzan - Mt. Shakushi, Mt. Yari, and Mt. Shirouma.
Leisure Hike in Beautiful Kamikochi, Nagano (Part II)
Continuing my hike in Kamikochi, from Kappabashi (Kappa Bridge) to Myojin-ike (Myojin Pond).
Leisure Hike in Beautiful Kamikochi, Nagano (Part I)
Awed by the beautiful autumn foliage, magnificent views of Northern Japan Alps, and the clear Azusa river in a day-trip hike in Kamikochi, part of the Chubu Sangaku National Park.
Lonely and hungry hike: Togakushi, Nagano
Admiring autumn leaves through a short hike from Togakushi-hokosha (lower shrine) to Togakushi-okusha (upper shrine), located in former Togakure, said to be the birthplace of the Togakure-ryu Ninja School.
Travel back in time: Walking the Nakasendo in Kiso Valley
Hiking the old Nakasendo, from the preserved post towns of Magome to Tsumago in the Kiso Valley.
Man-made island and urban onsen: Odaiba, Tokyo
A trip to Odaiba, a man-made island in Tokyo - hiking the Rainbow Bridge, taking pictures with the Gundam statue, and dip in hot spring in an Onsen Theme Park made to look like the old Edo.