An excellent day tramp on the North Island of New Zealand, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is well worth some consideration. It was one of my favourite experiences and the scenery is spectacular. Here’s a bit of information about the hike:
Hiking in the Japanese Alps – Kamikochi to Nishi Hotaka Hut
Upon arriving in Kamikochi (my base for the Japanese Alps) there appeared to be two types of hikers – the leisurely, flat along the river walker, and full blown mountain climbers, with ice axe, crampons etc. Being comfortably in the middle of these two categories I went in search of a middle of the road hike.
Fuji Q – Rollercoasters with a mountain view
Fuji Q has to be one of the best places to visit in Japan. It has incredible rollercoasters, all set with Fuji in the background. The best views I had of Fuji were from some of these rides! Here’s some information, so you know what to expect: