Tag: mountain hut

Mt. Tanigawa 谷川岳

Okinomimi オキノ耳 – Mt. Mantaro 万太郎山 – Mt. Tairappyou 平標山 . . Crossing the “Mountain of Death” Let’s get this out the way first. I can’t stress it enough: if you decide to do this hike, plan carefully. The trail for the most part...

Mt. Ainodake 間ノ岳

Mt. Mibudake 三峰岳 – Mt. Ainodake 間ノ岳 – Mt. Notoridake 農鳥岳 . . Exploring the Northern Minami Alps Claiming joint honours as the third highest mountain in Japan, Ainodake is regularly climbed in concert with Kita-dake and Notoridake...

Tokyo Hiking: 8 Mountain Huts to Stay for Free

Sleep in these Mountain Huts and Save Some Coin While hiking purists might scoff at the idea of bedding down for the night in a mountain hut either due to cost considerations or the thought of suffering through an ensemble of snorers, huts do have...

Mt. Tenmoku 天目山

Mt. Bonomine 棒ノ峰山 – Mt. Sobatsubu 蕎麦粒山 – Mt. Tenmoku 天目山 . . Some of the Finest Mountain Hiking in Tokyo This lesser hiked trail follows the Nagasawa ridgeline 長沢背稜 which forms part of the boundary between Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture...

Mt. Karasawa 涸沢岳

Kamikochi 上高地 – Karasawa 涸沢 – Mt. Karasawa 涸沢岳 . . Autumn Colours and Incredible Views There’s a good reason Kamikochi consistently ranks as one of the most popular hiking destinations in Japan – it’s dazzling beautiful especially...

Karasawa: A Tent City at 2,300 metres (7,500 ft.)

Beer, Boots and a Thousand Tents The Karasawa Cirque is surrounded by the towering peaks of Mt. Oku-Hotakadake and Mt. Kita-Hotaka in the Northern Japanese Alps. The glacial-eroded cirque has diameter of 2 kilometres, sits at an altitude of 2,300...

Kita-dake 北岳

Hirogawara 広河原 – Kita-dake 北岳 . . Climbing Japan’s 2nd Highest Mountain Along with claiming the title of Japan’s second highest peak, Kita-dake is blessed with superb panoramic views. Most hikers complete the hike in two days but if...

Mt. Tateshina 蓼科山

Mt. Tateshina 蓼科山 – Ogawaratoge Pass 大河原峠 – Mugikusa Pass 麦草峠 . . Climbing the Biggest Mountain Top in Japan Hopes of climbing Mt. Tateshina last year were hampered by rain and cloud so this time round I was yearning for clearer skies...

Oze Marsh 尾瀬ヶ原

Ozegahara Marsh 尾瀬ヶ原 – Lake Oze 尾瀬沼 – Sanpei Pass 三平峠 . . Kanto Hiking at its Finest As Japan’s 29th and most recently designated National Park – the beauty of Oze is hard to put into words. From novices embarking on their first...

Mt. Kobushi 甲武信ヶ岳

Moukidaira 毛木平 – Mt. Kobushi 甲武信ヶ岳 – Jumonjitouge Pass 十文字峠 . . Tackling Mt. Kobushi from the Nagano Side This hike follows a well-worn trail to Mt. Kobushi from Kawakami Village in Nagano Prefecture. Whilst this route was leisurely...

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