Short Trip to Yamanashi

Another two-day, one night trip out of Tokyo for around ¥10,000. A great trip to see the Southern Alps on a budget. I’ve always heard of Yamanashi as being a fruit paradise – indeed, it is an important place for the growing of many of the wonderful fruits in Japan – from grapes, peaches, persimmons, […]

Chofu Airport

Did you know that Tokyo has a third airport? It’s located in the western Tokyo suburb of Chofu. It was originally a WWII airbase used to protect Tokyo, and is now a commercial airport with both general aviation facilities and scheduled service to the Izu islands by a small carrier called New Central Air Services. […]