Splendid Backdrop Scaling Yatsugatake Mountains
Last summer near perfect conditions provided an excellent opportunity to take a three day hike over the Yatsugatake Mountains. These volcanic mountains are situated on the border between Nagano and Yamanashi Prefectures and are around 3 hours’ drive west of Tokyo. The high alpine terrain is dotted with a several mountains lodges to accommodate the large number of visitors who head for the breathtaking scenery and to escape the sweltering conditions which afflict much of Japan through the summer months. Included below are some highlights from this backcountry adventure.