Tag: Nagano hikes

Exploring the Backroads of Minakami

A Couple of Minakami’s Finest Sights Aside from chronicling the deepest railway station in Japan and partaking in an onsen or two, I also checked out two other great sightseeing spots in Minakami. It should be noted however that access to both...

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  ...

Shinano-Kawakami Station

Old-world Charm: Enter Shinano-Kawakami Station The effects of Japan’s declining population are being felt in virtually all aspects of Japanese society and public transportation isn’t immune from its clutches. A good case in point has been the...

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...

Yatsugatake 八ヶ岳

Mt. Akadake 赤岳 – Mt. Yokodake 横岳 – Mt. Ioudake 硫黄岳   Duration: 3 days   Distance: 26.1 km   Elevation change: 1409 metres   Highest point: 2899 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Minoto Kogen Lodge   Finish: Umijiri...

Kawakami Village

Kawahake 川端下 – Kinpu sansou 金峰山荘   Duration: 3 days   Distance: 17.5 km   Elevation change: 509 metres   Highest point: 2048 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Kawahake Bus Stop   Finish: Kawahake Bus Stop   Map:...

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