Tag: Nagano hikes

Mt. Nyukasa 入笠山

Hiked on Aug 1, 2020 . Nyukasa Marsh 入笠湿原 – Mt. Nyukasa 入笠山   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 23.3 km   Elevation change: 1095 metres   Highest point: 1955 metres   Start: Aoyagi Station (Chuo Main Line)   Finish:...

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:...

Mt. Karasawa 涸沢岳

Hiked on Oct 1, 2017    Aug 15, 2021 . Kamikochi 上高地 – Karasawa 涸沢 – Mt. Karasawa 涸沢岳   Duration: 4 days   Distance: 36.7 km   Elevation change: 1598 metres   Highest point: 3103 metres   Start:...

Vintage Postcards of Kamikochi from the 1950s

Kamikochi Showa Era Photochromes By any measure Kamikochi in the Hida Mountains of Nagano Prefecture is one of the best natural spots in Japan. But surprisingly this wasn’t always the case. Up until the mid-19th Century Kamikochi underwent extensive...

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...

Mt. Tateshina 蓼科山

Hiked on Aug 3, 2017    Jul 18, 2022 . 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  ...

Tracking the Headwaters of the Shinano River

The Source of Japan’s Longest River All great rivers need to start from somewhere and Japan’s longest – the 367 km (228 mi) long Shinano River is no exception. The difficulty arises however when trying to pinpoint the actual source of a river...

Mt. Kobushi 甲武信ヶ岳

Hiked on Oct 2, 2016    Jul 15, 2020 . Moukidaira 毛木平 – Mt. Kobushi 甲武信ヶ岳 – Jumonjitouge Pass 十文字峠   Duration: 3 days   Distance: 24 km   Elevation change: 1173 metres   Highest point: 2475 metres  ...

Mt. Kitayokodake 北横岳

Hiked on Aug 23, 2016    Aug 1, 2019 . Futagoike 双子池 – Mt. Kitayokodake 北横岳   Duration: 3 days   Distance: 20.1 km   Elevation change: 242 metres   Highest point: 2472 metres   Start: Kitayatsugatake Ropeway...

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