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Mt. Kasamaruyama 笠丸山

Jizoutoge Pass 地蔵峠 – Mt. Kasamaruyama 笠丸山 . . A Knife Edge with 360 Degree Views The precipitous peak of Mt. Kasamaruyama 笠丸山 (1,189 m) is located in Ueno Mura 上野村 in the back blocks of Gunma Prefecture. This still relatively unknown rural...

Nagatoro Town

The Tatami Walls of Nagataro June is a great month for getting out and exploring some unfrequented spots within easy reach of Tokyo before the pervasive summer heat sets in. This entry introduces Nagatoro-machi 長瀞町 an attractive riverside town on...

Mt. Kumotori 雲取山

Mitsumine Shrine 三峯神社 – Mt. Kumotori 雲取山 – Mt. Mutsuishiyama 六ッ石山 . . Ascending the Highest Point in Tokyo Prefecture Situated in the far recesses of Tokyo and bordering on Saitama, and Yamanashi Prefectures you find Mt. Kumotori 雲取山 2,017 metres...

Hinodeyamakita Ridge 日ノ出山北尾根

Hinodeyamakita Ridge 日ノ出山北尾根 – Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山 – Mt. Mitsumuroyama 三室山 . . The Forbidden Ridge – An Unconventional Approach to Mt. Hinodeyama Firstly a disclaimer: the hike described below is not one I necessarily advocate as you...

Hiking and hay fever in Japan

The Spoils of Early Spring Outings Tempted with the lure of warm weather for the first time this year, I made an ill-fated decision yesterday to set out knowing very well I had a good chance of succumbing to hay fever. This ignominious fate first...

Fushimi Inari Taisha Kyoto

The Shrine of 10,000 Torii Kyoto is a city I have been rediscovering for many years and is undeniably one of the best places to point a camera in Japan. In fact it’s hard to take a bad photo – well most of the time anyway. Last weekend I again had...

Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山

Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山 – Mt. Mitake 御岳山 . . Heading Towards Sunrise Mountain With some light snow falling last night and a forecast for clear skies brought about an opportunity for a winter traverse. This hike allows some superb views from Mt...

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