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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  ...

Mawarime Daira Campsite

A Tranquil Campsite at the Foothills of Mount Kinpu As far as relaxing campsites go, Mawarime Daira in Kawakami Village, Nagano Prefecture is hard to surpass. Last week, I had the good fortune of returning to the sprawling grounds where I camped a...

Shirayanomaru 白谷丸

Kurotake 黒岳 – Shirayanomaru 白谷丸   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 19.8 km   Elevation change: 1247 metres   Highest point: 1987 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Hamaiba Mae Bus Stop   Finish: Yamatoten Mokusan...

Mt. Koganezawa 小金沢山

Kurotake 黒岳 – Mt. Koganezawa 小金沢山   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 15.6 km   Elevation change: 1038 metres   Highest point: 2014 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Yamatoten Mokusan Onsen Bus Stop   Finish:...

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. Kentoku 乾徳山

Kougen Hut 高原ヒュッテ – Mt. Kentoku 乾徳山 – Mt. Douman 道満山   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 11.1 km   Elevation change: 1186 metres   Highest point: 2013 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Kentokusan Tozanguchi Bus Stop  ...

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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