Posts tagged "mist"
Mt. Nyukasa... a journey through the clouds

Mt. Nyukasa… a journey through the clouds

A little over a week ago, I went with my friend, Kelly, and a small tour group to Mt Nyukasa aka Fujimi Panorama. The Panorama promised was not in the cards, however, as the temperature was slightly low and the humidity slightly high resulting in lovely, low clouds. When we rolled up to the base...
Sand Mountain, Nevada

Sand Mountain, Nevada

The first stop on Toni and my journey through the States recently was Fallon, Nevada. Fallon is a sleepy little flyspeck of a town that is known (at least locally) as the Oasis of Nevada. I was a bit skeptical of this label (it is in the middle of the desert in Nevada after all)...
Last Stop On The Honeymoon: Snow Monkeys

Last Stop On The Honeymoon: Snow Monkeys

Snow Monkeys, or Japanese White Macaques, are one of the iconic sights of winter in Japan. This was the second time I was able to make the trip to an onsen in Nagano prefecture that is frequented by the local snow monkeys. Unfortunately for me, there wasn’t much snow on either trip and very little...
Noto Peninsula Coast

Noto Peninsula Coast

From Lamp no Yado, Toni and I decided to take a drive along the coast of the northern tip of the Noto Peninsula on the second day. The weather had turned for the worse as far as walking goes, but really not too bad for pictures… at least for the times when the snow was...
Honeymoon Location 2: Lamp no Yado

Honeymoon Location 2: Lamp no Yado

From Wanosato, we trekked north along various expressways and eventually smaller roads to the very northern tip of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture. It was a really neat trip through the Northern Alps out of the high passes into the coastal plains on the north coast of Honshu. It was very interesting to see...
Takayama: Day 3

Takayama: Day 3

Our last day in the area, we traveled an hour to Shirakawa-go and the village of Ogimachi, an historic village that is preserved in the traditional look and construction of the Kiritsuma-Gassho-zukuri style of houses. These houses are constructed to withstand enormous loads of snow and high winds that are prevalent in the high mountain valleys...
Honeymoon Location 1: Takayama

Honeymoon Location 1: Takayama

Our first stop on our Japanese honeymoon was a lovely Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) called Wanosato. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the setting and above all, the people who pampered us. We were treated like royalty and ate better than I have at any point in my life. Our dinners ranged from shabu-shabu...
Snow on Mt. Oyama

Snow on Mt. Oyama

For a while now, I’d been wanting to take another hike in the nearby Tanzawa range, but having other things to do and not having a hiking buddy available kept getting in the way. Luckily, my friend Nicole had a friend, Pat, visiting from the States and my usual hiking partner (when Toni’s out of...
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