Mt. Tengudake 天狗岳

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

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...

Mawarime Daira Campsite

A Tranquil Campsite at the Foothills of Mount Kinpu As far as relaxing campsites go, Mawarime Daira in Kawakami Village, Nagano Prefecture is hard to surpass. Last week...

Shirayanomaru 白谷丸

Kurotake 黒岳 – Shirayanomaru 白谷丸 . Wild Camping at its Finest For superb mountain climbing close to Tokyo, it’s hard to go past the ranges neighbouring Mt...

Mt. Kawanori 川乗山

Hyakuhiro Waterfall 百尋の滝 – Mt. Kawanori 川乗山 . Near Perfect Weather for Climbing one of Okutama’s Finest It’s been a work in progress, but I finally got...

Karataki Waterfall 唐滝

Karataki Waterfall 唐滝 . Enjoy Quiet Contemplation at Hachijo-jima’s Highest Waterfall What Hachijo-jima lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in unspoilt nature...

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