Tag: camping

Mt. Ainodake 間ノ岳

Mt. Mibudake 三峰岳 – Mt. Ainodake 間ノ岳 – Mt. Notoridake 農鳥岳   Duration: 4 days   Distance: 27.5 km   Elevation change: 1399 metres   Highest point: 3189 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Norokawa Deai Bus Stop...

Japan’s Hiking Insurance Providers Compared

Hiking and Adventure Sports Insurance One of the most common inquiries I get from my readers is about hiking insurance. Do I need it? Quite possibly. Is it necessary over travel insurance already purchased at home? Maybe as some travel insurance...

Shikinejima: Kamanoshita Campground

Old Style Campground Meets High Tech The diminutive Izu Island of Shikinejima is often overlooked for its larger neighbour Niijima. Arguably Niijima has better beaches at least surfing ones while Shikinejima is charming and chilled out with plenty...

Kita-dake 北岳

Hirogawara 広河原 – Shirane-oike 白根御池 – Kita-dake 北岳   Duration: 3 days   Distance: 11.8 km   Elevation change: 1673 metres   Highest point: 3193 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Hirogawara Bus Stop   Finish:...

Mt. Tateshina 蓼科山

Mt. Tateshina 蓼科山 – Ogawaratoge Pass 大河原峠 – Mugikusa Pass 麦草峠   Duration: 3 days   Distance: 16.2 km   Elevation change: 886 metres   Highest point: 2530 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Ryugenbashi Bridge Bus...

Kozushima: Tako Bay Campground

Discover one of Tokyo’s Hidden Gems Last year I had the good fortune of staying at the Sokodo campground on Hachijojima Island. For a free campground, the facilities were second to none and even provided hot water showers. This time I have travelled...

Hiking in Japan: Why Insurance Matters

Japan Rescue Organization Hiking Accident Statistics One of the hazards of outdoor recreation such as hiking, camping, mountain biking or skiing is that it entails an element of risk. For solo adventurers such as myself, the level of risk is even...

Hiking in Japan: Sourcing Water from the Trail

Would you Drink the Water from this Lake? I did and suffered no ill effects. Anyway, before we get into that let’s rewind a little. Recently, I received an email from someone asking whether it’s safe to drink water from the mountains around Tokyo...

Mt. Kitayokodake 北横岳

Futagoike 双子池 – Mt. Kitayokodake 北横岳   Duration: 3 days   Distance: 20.1 km   Elevation change: 242 metres   Highest point: 2472 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Kitayatsugatake Ropeway   Finish: Kitayatsugatake...

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