Tag: 100 Famous Mountains

Yama to Kogen Chizu: 2022 Edition

MAPPLE Special Online Maps Campaign Continues in 2022 The map images and contents of this article have been obtained with the permission of the publisher (Shobunsha). Like always at the beginning of spring Shobunsha Publications (MAPPLE) released...

16 Top Hiking & Adventure Blogs from Japan

Outdoor Bloggers to Follow in Japan (2022) Putting together a list that celebrates the diverse international outdoor blogging community in Japan is something that I have wanted to do for some time. The reason is twofold. If there is one thing just...

Mt. Kinpu 金峰山 (Revisited)

Mt. Kinpu 金峰山 – Mt. Asahi-dake 朝日岳 – Odarumi-toge 大弛峠   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 24.3 km   Elevation change: 1089 metres   Highest point: 2599‬ metres   Difficulty:   Start: Mizugaki-sansou Bus Stop  ...

My First 100 Hikes in Japan [Infographic]

Eight and a Half Years in the Making Last week RIDGELINEIMAGES.com along with its indomitable editor-in-chief quietly chalked up the 100th hike. Yoku ganbarimashita if I might say so! Mind you these aren’t the hyakumeizan (100 top mountains) but...

Yama to Kogen Chizu: 2021 Edition

MAPPLE Special Online Maps Campaign for 2021 The map images and contents of this article have been obtained with the permission of the publisher (Shobunsha). Come February or March each year Shobunsha Publications a.k.a. MAPPLE release an annual...

Mt. Naeba 苗場山

Wada Hut 和田小屋 – Kaguragamine 神楽ヶ峰   Duration: 8 hours   Distance: 13.9 km   Elevation change: 925 metres   Highest point: 2145 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Carpark below Wada Hut   Finish: Carpark below Wada...

Mt. Aizu-Komagatake 会津駒ヶ岳

Komanogoya 駒ノ小屋 – Chumon-dake 中門岳   Duration: 8 hours   Distance: 17.6 km   Elevation change: 1233 metres   Highest point: 2133 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Mitori Auto Campground   Finish: Mitori Auto...

Reading “Yama to Kogen Chizu” Topographic Maps

The Low-Down on Japanese Hiking Maps The map images and contents of this article have been obtained with the permission of the publisher (Shobunsha). Writing about topographic maps i.e. a map which uses elevation contours may not be the most...

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