Tag: 200 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...

Mt. Mishotai 御正体山

Hiked on Nov 2, 2021 . Naka-no-dake 中ノ岳 – Mt. Ishiwari 石割山 – Mt. Hirao 平尾山   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 25 km   Elevation change: 1214 metres   Highest point: 1681‬ metres   Start: Tsurushi Station (Fujikyuko Line)...

Mt. Wanakurayama 和名倉山

Hiked on Oct 2, 2021 . Higashisenba 東仙波 – Mt. Karamatsuo 唐松尾山 – Mt. Kasatori 笠取山   Duration: 3 days   Distance: 32.3 km   Elevation change: 1503 metres   Highest point: 2036 metres   Start: Lake Chichibu Bus Stop...

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. Kushigata 櫛形山

Hiked on Oct 24, 2020 . Himuro Shrine 氷室神社 – Hokora Hut ほこら小屋 – Mt. Hadaka 裸山   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 16.2 km   Elevation change: 1276 metres   Highest point: 2052 metres   Start: Hirabayashi Bus Stop...

Mt. Kurogane 黒金山

Hiked on Sep 21, 2020 . Mt. Kentoku 乾徳山 – Mt. Kurogane 黒金山 – Nishizawa Gorge 西沢渓谷 The Nishizawa Gorge hiking trail closes during winter (December 1st-April 28th subject to change depending on snowfall) for the latest information please...

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...

Mt. Nyoho 女峰山

Hiked on Sep 27, 2019    Aug 15, 2021 . Futarayama Shrine 二荒山神社 – Mt. Nyoho 女峰山 – Kirifuri-kougen 霧降高原   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 15.9 km   Elevation change: 1853‬ metres   Highest point: 2483 metres...

Mt. Ogura 御座山

Hiked on May 29, 2019 . Mt. Ogura 御座山 – Zeneimine 前衛峰 – Miharashidai 見晴台   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 11 km   Elevation change: 972 metres   Highest point: 2112 metres   Start: Kuryu bus stop   Finish:...

100, 200 and 300 Famous Japanese Mountains

Japan’s Most Prominent Peaks For better or worse, Kyuya Fukada’s 1964 best seller “100 Famous Japanese Mountains” (日本百名山 Nihon Hyaku-meizan) has had a profound influence on modern alpinism in Japan. It has led to a decades long hiking boom...

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