Climbing Mt. Fuji, Japan (to the Summit)

So now that you know our thinking on how to tackle Mt. Fuji and the things to know before you go, let’s talk about how our trip up the mountain actually went.  We had started our trip to Japan with a few days of sight seeing in Tokyo (topping over 20,000 steps each day) and…

Climbing Mt. Fuji, Japan (Things to know before you go)

There is an old Japanese saying that says a wise person will climb Mt. Fuji at least once in their life, and since living in Seoul, we’ve had quite a few friends who have traveled to Mt. Fuji and made the climb.  The same Japanese saying also states that only a fool would climb it twice, so…

Weird foods – trying Japanese horse meat sashimi

We arrived to Kawaguchiko today, one of the five lakes of Mt. Fuji. We were so ravenous by the time we got there, so we  decided to visit nearby Houtou Fudou to try their signature noodle dish.  While perusing the menu, I saw horse meat sashimi and since Scott and Cathy wouldn’t let me to…