Tag: Niigata hikes

Mt. Myoko 妙高山 to Mt. Hiuchi 火打山

Tsubame Onsen 燕温泉線 – Mt. Myoko 妙高山 – Mt. Hiuchi 火打山 . . From Rocky Ridges to Wetlands and Ponds This overnight hike takes in two of Niigata’s finest mountains namely Myoko-san and Hiuchi-yama. While similar in height they are very...

Mt. Naeba 苗場山

Wada Hut 和田小屋 – Kaguragamine 神楽ヶ峰 . . Autumn Hike to a Tranquil Alpine Marshland A couple of points set apart this hike from most on this blog. First is driving to the trailhead and second and importantly my wife Akiko joined me for the first...

Mt. Makihata 巻機山

Makihatayama Refuge Hut 巻機山避難小屋 – Mt. Makihata 巻機山 . . Vast Grasslands and Limpid Ponds Mt. Makihata is a broad open peak dotted with grasslands, flower meadows and ponds on the border of Gunma and Niigata. It has been selected as one of...

Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel

Where Art and Nature Meet The Kiyotsu Gorge (Kiyotsukyo) in Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture is considered one of the three great gorges and is designated a natural monument of Japan. The gorge is 12.5 km in length and was carved out by the...

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