Matt's Yamanashi Life

February 3, 2015

The Mt Fuji area has some of the most beautiful sights in Japan. Images you will treasure for the rest of your life. Aokigahara Forest is another these places that you are sure to remember for the beauty, but also the eeriness that lingers through the area. When I firs...

January 29, 2015

I climbed Mt Fuji for the first time back in July 2009, at the start of the school holidays, climbed overnight with limited clothing, no torch and the only food I brought along being two cold cheeseburgers. Once I got to the top, the wind was so bad I’m sure I saw Hele...

January 26, 2015

 

The 4 seasons in Yamanashi are as distinct as you can get. There are major extremes with summer in the Kofu, Isawa area getting to 40C and Kiyosato city sometimes getting to -20C in winter. Coming from the tropics of Cairns where there is only wet and dry season, it m...

January 26, 2015

Here’s one of Yamanashi’s tastiest spots for a stunning feast. When you're visiting the Mt Fuji area you would be a fool not to go to Moose Hills Burgers at Kawaguchiko. These burgers will make grin more than when you scroll through tinder in the Czech Republic. They a...

January 21, 2015

 

In Yamanashi, we are blessed with much more to do than just looking at Mt Fuji while eating Houto noodles. While the peach trees are enjoying themselves in the cold, I will bring some of my favourite places that are worth visiting when you come around here next.

 

Yaman...

August 1, 2014

Yamanashi is really getting warm!! Right now I think it’s up there with Ayers Rock heat, that furnace heat that gives no mercy. Maybe I’m exaggerating, as it’s not 46-degree heat of the Red Centre, but I feel it’s the same uncomfortableness on different scales.

I think...

July 10, 2014

I'm really proud to be involved in making and selling one of the most delicious fruits I have ever tried. That is a big call after eating tasty mango's in North Queensland, impressive kiwifruit In Te Puke New Zealand, lush lychees in Chiang Mai Thailand and my brother...

June 28, 2014

We have finished bagging all our peaches, now its a waiting game for the sun to plump up our fruit ready for around mid July.

After every stage of production, it's tradition to have a small party to congratulate all for their hard work. In different places I've lived, a...

June 22, 2014

We began our first stages of peach farming in 30-degree heat, not the sapping Cairns heat, but with cool valley breezes flowing through to ensure we could enjoy ourselves.

The first stage of the production process we were involved in was putting single individual bags o...

June 13, 2014

Thanks Cairns, It's finally come, packing completed, apartment keys handed in, car sold, farewells dusted, the job finished up, 200 beers drunk and that dam iron man festival has come to an end… However, as I post this we have missed to final bus to Yamanashi, as it to...

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