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Lake Kawaguchi’s 2018 Winter Fireworks

Lake Kawaguchi hosts a winter fireworks show every year.
The sky is clearer during the winter than in the summer, so the enhanced beauty of the fireworks makes the Lake Kawaguchi show particularly popular.

Lake Yamanaka Art Illumination “FANTASEUM”

Located on a 1000-meter-high plateau, “Yamanakako Hananomiyako Park” is home to illumination displays with Mt. Fuji as its gorgeous backdrop. The beautiful starry sky, Mt. Fuji, and heartwarming artful light displays will surely make for lovely memories to share with your special someone.
Fireworks will also be set off during the event period. (Mainly on Saturdays)
We also recommend enjoying the available food stalls, where you can enjoy a delicious meal.

Climbing Mount Fuji, a World Heritage! (A Complete Guide to the Yoshida Trail)

If you have climbed Mount Fuji (at an elevation of 3,776 m), the symbol of Japan, you definitely have a pleasant memory. And if you have seen the sunrise at the summit of Mount Fuji, it is absolutely an unforgettable experience!
People hike up Mount Fuji usually between early July and early September, outside which climbing Mount Fuji is not permitted. Here we recommend the Yoshida trail that is safe and convenient even for first-time climbers.

Yamanashi Prefecture – One of Japan’s 3 Most Unique Festivals, the Yoshida Fire Festival

The “Yoshida Fire Festival” is a joint festival held by both Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine and Suwa Shrine, which is located on the former’s grounds. This festival is counted as both one of Japan’s 3 most unique festivals and one of Japan’s 10 great fire festivals.
This festival takes place at the end of the climbing season for Mt. Fuji, and it is held to celebrate the gods from both shrines who gave their divine protection while the shrines were established.
※Despite being the end of the climbing season, the mountain paths still remain open after the festival.
Yoshida Route’s Founding Period: July 1st through September 10th
The Yoshida Fire Festival is held annually over 2 days, August 26th and 27th.

Moss phlox and wisteria flowers. Introducing famous spots in Japan with other flowers besides cherry blossoms. Don’t forget to use a great-value JR pass for traveling!

Given that ordinary cherry blossoms are popular subject to talk about in many media and blogs, in this article, we will introduce you famous spots for both “shibazakura (moss phlox)” that bloom at your feet and “wisteria flowers” that are not part of cherry blossoms but also peak in the spring.
At the end of this article, we will let you know about a great-value JR pass for a travel from Tokyo area. Don’t miss it out!