Tag: camping

Takamiiwa Rock 鷹見岩

Dainichi-goya 大日小屋 – Takamiiwa Rock 鷹見岩   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 7.3 km   Elevation change: 572 metres   Highest point: 2092 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Mizugaki-sansou   Finish: Mizugaki-sansou...

How to Plan an Overnight Hike in Japan

Tips for Planning a Successful Backcountry Adventure Planning hiking trips back in Australia was generally a pretty straightforward affair; find some willing accomplices, get a hold of a topo map, pack your gear and start driving. All of this could...

Mt. Tengu 天狗岳

Honzawa Onsen 本澤温泉 – Mt. Tengu 天狗岳 – Shibunoyu 渋の湯   Duration: 3 days   Distance: 15.8 km   Elevation change: 1140 metres   Highest point: 2640 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Midori-no-ike Bus Stop  ...

Hachijo-jima: the Hawaii of Japan

A Subtropical Oasis Within the Tokyo Metropolis Doraemon and his sidekick Betty Boop cut to the chase in this eloquent mural cherishing Hachijo-jima and I can only concur. The island’s subtropical climate, 287 kilometres (178 miles) south of Tokyo...

What to Expect when Camping in Japan

Why Campgrounds in Japan Get It Right Accommodation costs in Japan are for the most part fairly pricey, luckily there are some budget alternatives on hand such as camping if you’re prepared to bring your own gear. In fact, there are over 3,000...

20 Places to Pitch a Tent Around Tokyo

Some Great Places to Camp Around Tokyo Whilst holiday-makers in Japan largely gravitate towards traditional Japanese ryokan and large-scale hotels, gaining popularity in recent years has been car camping or in common Japanese parlance auto camp...

The Outdoor Guide to Tokyo

Exploring the Outdoors Around Tokyo The scale and diversity of Tokyo makes it hard to condense into a short travel write-up, especially the outdoor scene which caters for all and sundry. Having said that, what follows is a brief rundown of some...

25 Things I’ve Learned Hiking in Japan

Musings from 10 Years Hiking in Japan Whether setting out on your first hike or already an accomplished mountaineer there are definitely some quirks unique to hiking in the Japanese mountains. This was especially so coming from an Australian hiking...

The Yatsugatake Mountains

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...

Mt. Hiryu 飛竜山

Shougen Toge 将監峠 – Mt. Hiryu 飛竜山 – Sanjounoyu 三条の湯   Duration: 3 days   Distance: 34.5 km   Elevation change: 1489 metres   Highest point: 2069 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Ochiai Bus Stop   Finish: Omatsuri Bus...

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