Iyashi no Sato was a village formally located near Lake Saiko, in front of Mt. Fuji. It was only in 2000 that some former villagers, along with the the city hall, decided to rebuild the place into a magnificent open air museum. It is a really nice little village that needs to be visited if you are traveling around Mt Fuji.
Located on a mountain top near Fujiyoshida City in Yamanashi Prefecture, the Chureito Pagoda is part of the Arakusa Sengen Shrine and was built as a peace memorial in 1963. After climbing about 400 steps, you'll have one of the most breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji. It would be hard to find a better view anywhere in the region,
Amazing Place to Be a Runner An AkihabaraNews editor (definitely not Reno) recently participated in the Fuji Susono Half Marathon, held in Susono, Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of the Tokyo Metro Area - about 70 miles (112 km) from Shinjuku Station (MAP).