Tag: Yamanashi hikes

Tsuru Alps 都留アルプス

Hiked on Apr 2, 2024 . Mt. Ariyama 蟻山 – Mt. Fuji viewpoint 富士山展望台 – Mt. Tenshin 天神山   Duration: 5 hours   Distance: 10.5 km   Elevation change: 246 metres   Highest point: 713 metres   Start: Tsurushi Station...

Mt. Shakushi 杓子山

Hiked on Mar 27, 2024 . Fudo-yu 不動湯 – Ozasu-toge 大榷首峠 – Mt. Takazasu 高座山   Duration: 5.5 hours   Distance: 14.4 km   Elevation change: 848 metres   Highest point: 1598 metres   Start: Shimoyoshida Station...

Mt. Kurami 倉見山

Hiked on Jan 22, 2024 . Sojogamine 相定ヶ峰 – Mt. Kurami 倉見山 – Dooyama Park 堂尾山公園   Duration: 4 hours   Distance: 9.8 km   Elevation change: 695 metres   Highest point: 1256 metres   Start: Higashi-Katsura Station...

Okuchichibu Grand Traverse 奥秩父主脈縦走

Hiked from Oct 10 to Oct 14, 2023 . Mizugaki-sansou 瑞牆山荘 to Okutama Station 奥多摩駅   This is a long and demanding multi-day hike suitable for experienced hikers. Do not attempt this hike unless you have experience in route-finding. Carry the...

Mt. Iwadono 岩殿山 (Loop Course)

Hiked on Nov 11, 2023 . Oni-no-iwaya 鬼の岩屋 – Mt. Tenjin 天神山 – Mt. Chigootoshi 稚児落し If you wish to avoid the fixed chains, this hike can also be undertaken as an out-and-back hike, or ‘piston’ from Otsuki Station.  ...

Greater Tokyo Area’s Premier Long-Distance Trail

Longitudinal Traverse of the Okuchichibu Mountains Last month, I achieved a long-term goal by completing what I consider to be the best multi-day hike in the Greater Tokyo Area, which I have coined the Okuchichibu Grand Traverse. The journey...

Mt. Gongen 権現山

Hiked on Oct 7, 2023 . Asakawa-toge 浅川峠 – Mt. Amefuri 雨降山 – Mt. Nihonsugi 二本杉山   Duration: 5.5 hours   Distance: 15.2 km   Elevation change: 1046 metres   Highest point: 1312 metres   Start: Asakawa Bus Stop...

Southern Alps Traverse 南アルプス縦走

Hiked from July 21 to July 29, 2023 . Hirogawara 広河原 to Akaishi Onsen Shirakabaso 赤石温泉白樺荘   This is a long and demanding multi-day hike suitable for experienced hikers. Do not attempt this hike unless you have experience in route-finding. Carry...

Southern Alps Traverse: Preparation, Food, and Gear

Getting Down to the Nuts and Bolts From July 21st to July 29th, 2023, I completed a full-length traverse of the entire Southern Alps from Hirogawara in Yamanashi Prefecture to Akaishi Onsen Shirakabaso hot spring in Shizuoka Prefecture, a distance...

100 Famous Yamanashi Mountains

Yamanashi’s Most Prominent Peaks One thing Japanese people love to do is rank and categorise things, and mountains are no exception. Ever since the release of Kyuya Fukada’s best seller 100 Famous Japanese Mountains (Nihon Hyaku-meizan) back...

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