Osaka Side Trip to Mount Hieizan | japan-guide.com

Osaka Side Trip to Mount Hieizan | japan-guide.com

Positioned between Japan’s ancient capital Kyoto and it’s largest lake Biwako stands the sacred Mount Hieizan. Home to Enryakuji, the headquarters of one of Japan’s most prominent Buddhist sects, this mountain has for centuries been held as among the most culturally-important locations in the country and today attracts droves of visitors eager to experience its […]

Tokyo Side Trip to Mount Takao | japan-guide.com

Tokyo Side Trip to Mount Takao | japan-guide.com

Tokyo, Japan’s largest metropolis, conjures images of bustling, neon lit streets, crowded train platforms and endless processions of commuters shuffling their way around a vast concrete jungle. There is a different side to Tokyo however just on the doorstep of the urban sprawl, that is characterized by lush mountains and arresting natural vistas, traditional culture […]