J-List is busy at the San Diego Comic-Con!, meeting and greeting thousands of customers a day and selling lots of fun products at booth 4929. We’ve got limited 2018 SDCC Megumi pins and stickers you can only get from our booth, so it’s worth a visit! Can’t make it to the show? We’ve got a very special coupon code for you, through Sunday: get $10 off $40 or more on all books, manga, artbooks, how-to-draw books and “ecchi” manga/doujinshi, automatically! No code to enter!
There are some things you should try to do if you visit Japan someday. Go to Kyoto in the autumn while the leaves are changing. Visit Akihabara, preferably on the Sunday after the 25th of the month—payday for everyone in the country—when all the fans are extra giddy and fully of happiness as they shop. Also, if you visit in the summer, consider climbing Mt. Fuji!
You can’t think of Japan without also thinking of the country’s tallest and most famous mountain, Mt. Fuji. An active volcano 12,388 ft (3,776 meters) high that rises gracefully from the prefectures of Shizuoka and Yamanashi, Mt. Fuji has been revered as Japan’s holiest place for millennia and is converted a “power spot” capable of healing even today.
In Japanese, its name is Fuji-san (富士山) with ‘san’ being the correct pronunciation for the character for mountain, although it’s read ‘yama’ in other situations according to a secret code that foreigners can never seem to figure out. Climbing Mt. Fuji is a popular activity among visitors to Japan, and if you’re ever planning to be here during the climbing season (July 1 to August 31), you should give it a try. You start from the 5th level, the highest point that vehicles are allowed on the mountain, and take one of three paths up to the topmost 10th level. As you ascend, you go rapidly from the middle of summer to the middle of winter, temperature-wise, so you have to have lots of extra clothes with you to put on as the temperature drops. You continue to climb, passing the various stations along the way and rasping as the air gets thinner and thinner. When I did my ascent, I slept for a few hours at one of the little inns that are at each station, and woke up at 4 am to finish the rest of the climb and arrive at the top at dawn. It was, of course, a breathtaking experience. In terms of difficulty, the climb is not bad at all, as long as you’re in basic good health.
Maybe you can climb Mt. Fuji someday!
J-List always stocks great ecchi manga, from English translated and uncensored FAKKU titles to latest eromanga from Japan by the hottest artists. No matter what kind of material you love, we’ve got books for every hobby in stock for you to browse and buy. See the newest hentai manga we posted for the weekend!