Archive: July 2014

Dainichi Boulder Yamanashi Prefecture

A Climb up the Dainichi Boulder Aside from scaling the majestic peak of Mt. Mizugaki, another equally stunning viewpoint was delivered from the Dainichi Boulder 大日岩 on the first day. I previously passed by this rather massive rock conglomeration...

Mt. Mizugaki 瑞牆山

Mizugaki-sansou 瑞牆山荘 – Mt. Mizugaki 瑞牆山 . . Jutted Granite Towers and Splendid Views from Mt. Mizugaki Mt. Mizugaki with its precipitous granite crags is a popular hyaku-meizan mountain in the Chichibu Tama Kai National Park. This past May I missed...

Prevent Blisters with Tegaderm Film Dressing

Say Farewell to Blisters with Tegaderm Foot blisters out on the trail are more than just a nuisance and have in a worse case scenario the potential to ruin a hike. I have previously written about the importance of looking after your feet through the...

Sesshoseki Murder Stone

Legend of the Sesshoseki Murder Stone Our second day in Nasushiobara was spent around the Nasu Onsen hot spring resort situated under the looming Mount Nasudake. Apart from hiking trails, bathing in public hot springs, suspension bridges the resort...

Momijidani Suspension Bridge

Longest Suspension Bridge in Nasushiobara Located a 70 minute shinkansen ride from Tokyo the popular tourist spot of Nasushiobara is a picturesque region in Tochigi Prefecture. The city has two main hot spring towns namely Nasu Onsen and Shiobara...

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