Mt Fuji

Nervously we pried back the curtains, hoping not to see rain or clouds. To our delight, rays of light shone in like a pair of blue-sky eyes gazing back at us. Elation came over us; Hakone had turned on the sun. Motivation immediately kicked in and we packed our bags and organised for them to […]

The Little Prince Museum in Hakone

We received a pleasant surprise when our bike tour guide Nori gave us tickets to visit the only museum in the world dedicated to the beloved book “The Little Prince”. Nori dropped us off. We zipped up our jackets, wound round our scarfs and locked our hands into our pockets ready to enter the cold […]

Hida no Sato (Hida Folk Village)

An open-air museum preserving and showcasing over 30 traditional houses from around the Hida region built during the Edo Period (1603 – 1867). As you enter the village museum the first thing you see is the lake with Koi fish and houses afar. When asking locals where and how to get to this open-air museum, […]