Mt. Kitayokodake 北横岳

Futagoike 双子池 – Mt. Kitayokodake 北横岳 . Exploring the Top End of the Yatsugatake Mountains In the late summer the weather is at best changeable, strike it lucky and...

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 . One of the Finest Views in the Chichibu Tama Kai NP The main driver behind this hike was less about putting in a lot of...

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...

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