3-Day, 3-Season Backpacking Gear

My Backpacking Gear Deciding what gear to pack for a hike is a careful balancing act between saving weight and potentially putting your health and wellbeing in harm’s way. As someone who readily admits to bringing along too much stuff, I have in recent years started to pay closer attention to...

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Kita-dake 北岳

Hirogawara 広河原 – Kita-dake 北岳 . Climbing Japan’s 2nd Highest Mountain Along with claiming the title of Japan’s second highest peak, Kita-dake is blessed with...

Mt. Tateshina 蓼科山

Mt. Tateshina 蓼科山 – Ogawaratoge Pass 大河原峠 – Mugikusa Pass 麦草峠 . Climbing the Biggest Mountain Top in Japan Hopes of climbing Mt. Tateshina last year were...

Geodetic Datum Origin of Japan

Central reference point for all Japanese surveys First up this sightseeing locale is only really recommended for mapping diehards. To give some perspective the place...

Kosuge Shiraito Falls

Not the Easiest Access but a Gorgeous Spot Nestled in the back hills of Kosuge Village just inside Yamanashi Prefecture contains a couple of rather beautiful waterfalls...

Odashirogahara Marshland 小田代原

Ryuzu Falls 竜頭ノ滝 – Odashirogahara 小田代原 – Yumoto Onsen 湯元温泉 . Explore Nikko’s Renowned Marshlands If you’re looking to escape the crowds that converge upon...

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