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Reading and understanding Japanese maps

According to Google Maps: This is Mount Daisen

What’s in a Name: Daisen vs. Oyama Reading the correct kanji for a particular mountain or any uncommon place name for that matter would arguably be the most challenging aspect of the Japanese language. Most kanji have at least two readings: the kunyomi which is the Japanese reading and the...

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Hiking trails now embed on maps

Waypoints Successfully Embeded! For sometime now I considered a drawback of this site was the failure to provide schematic hiking routes. I have now addressed the issue...

Japanese hiking maps

Japanese Mapping Nomenclature Debunked Sometime back I read a blog entry by Ashley at which gave the low down on reading Japanese hiking maps and...

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