Blogs – Outdoors

Togakushi, Nagano – Ski Trip (3/11/2017) -   Known for soba noodles, Togakushi in Nagano prefecture, is not as famous as the larger ski resorts like Niseko in Hokkaido or Yuzawa in Niigata, but it is absolutely one of my favorite ski resorts. The view from Mt. Menou summit, with the natural snowflake twinkle filter, in the cold, crisp air, is an […]
A Trail Run in Kamakura (2/20/2017) - Kamakura is a seaside city located just south of Tokyo, in Kanagawa prefecture, that is not only well-known for its time-honored shrines and temples with the Great Buddha statue, but also for its variety of hiking courses, ranging from easy paths, that young children and elders can enjoy, to steep rocky trails that not even […]
Pictures from a run in beautiful Hakone. (10/7/2015) - A short post of pictures from my weekend running in beautiful Hakone. With a last minute decision made to join a friend for a weekend in Hakone, I was happy to have discovered a very pleasant half marathon distance run half way around Lake Ashi . The run includes a reasonably steep climb at the halfway point and takes […]