Top Japan Trip Goal - One of the traditions when hiking Mt Fuji is to buy a wooden walking stick at the shops at the bottom of each trail going up the mountain. Along the way, hikers will visit several huts, and at each hut, have a stamp burned into their walking stick.
Like a fairytale rising out of a Tokyo suburb, Tsurumaki Woods has a terrace that's downright dreamy. Rustic wood deckings, a trio of slope-roofed cabins and a thick surrounding of trees will transport you out of the city. Depending on which cabin you choose, food ranges from cake and coffee to a vast selection of beers and top-quality okonomiyaki. (Full details & map)