Mt. Kitayokodake hike

Mt. Kitayokodake 北横岳

Futagoike 双子池 – Mt. Kitayokodake 北横岳
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Exploring the Top End of the Yatsugatake Mountains
In the late summer the weather is at best changeable, strike it lucky and you’re blessed with superb panoramas, strike it otherwise and it can be pretty grim. This hike falls into the...

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Minobusan: Kuonji Temple

The Perennial Home of Nichiren Buddhism
From a distance the 1,153 metres high Mount Minobusan looks rather innocuous, however belying its mild exterior is the head...

Takamiiwa Rock 鷹見岩

Dainichi-goya 大日小屋 – Takamiiwa Rock 鷹見岩
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One of the Finest Views in the Chichibu Tama Kai NP
The main driver behind this hike was less about putting...

Mt. Tengudake 天狗岳

Honzawa Onsen 本澤温泉 – Mt. Tengudake 天狗岳 – Shibunoyu 渋の湯
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Enjoy Some of Yatsugatake Best Hiking
This hike is almost a reverse offering of...

Shinano-Kawakami Station

Old-world Charm: Enter Shinano-Kawakami Station
The effects of Japan’s declining population are being felt in virtually all aspects of Japanese society and public...

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