Archive for August, 2015

Stuff that’s not in Sendai

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Sendai is the largest city between Tokyo and Sapporo. Given how much ground that covers, you’d think Sendai would be ridden with tourist traps. Quite the contrary, all the tourist spots in Sendai seemed to be geared towards the locals (i.e., sucking off Date Masamune), while the general-interest attractions lie outside city limits. Thus, I […]

Mountain Training: Fuji Edition

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

If you want to climb a mountain but don’t feel like chopping wood, fighting bears, or losing your 4G LTE coverage, Fuji is the mountain for you. With over 250,000 climbers during its summer climbing season alone, Fuji is the most climbed and most tourist-friendly mountain in the world (your guess as to which is […]