Mt. Kasa/Kurobegoro

Map number 38 (also includes Kasagatake, Kuorbegorodake, Washibadake, Suisho, Yakedake, Hotakadake, and Yarigatake) Kasa is description number 57, Kurobegoro is description number 51 I've never been to the Kita Alps before this, and I went with 2 colleagues. 1 colleague I've hiked with before in the Yatsugatake area, his name is Joe, the other I've... Continue Reading →

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Mt. Daisen/Mt. Hakken/Hidegatake/Mt. Ibuki

Daisen map number 55, Hakken map number 52, Hidegatake map number 53, Ibuki is map number 45 Daisen is description number 92, Hakken description number 91, Hidegatake description number 90, Ibuki is description number 89 Here's a good example of 4 hikes that I grouped together as part of the same trip. Mt. Daisen may have... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kita/Mt. Aino

I think they changed the map number, I downloaded map 41 to get Kita/Aino, but it looks like it's now map 42, and map 41 is for Kiso-Komagatake, Utsugi, and Ena. So I have 2 different map number 41s, but you should get maps 41 and 42. Kita is description number 80, Aino is description... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kai-Komagatake/Mt. Senjo

Map number 41 Kai-Komagatake is description number 77, Senjo is description 78 For this hike, the road to Kitazawa is not open to the public, so like most of the hikes in the Minami Alps, you have to take a bus. I think that you might be able to take the bus from Ashiyasu to... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kiso-Komagatake/Mt. Utsugi

Map number 41 (also includes Mt. Ena) Kiso-Komagatake is description number 74, and Utsugi is number 75 I did this hike with my son in October of 2017. We drove up on a Friday afternoon, it's about a 2.5 hour drive to the Suganodai bus center parking lot. Although there are alternate routes up, since... Continue Reading →

Yatsugatake (1&2)

Map number 33, description number 64 My first attempt at Yatsugatake was part of a 3 day trip, which included Kirigamine, Tateshina, Kinpu, and Mizugaki. I may have over estimated my Honda Stream's ability to drive on Japanese forest roads. It's been my experience that most forest roads in the US are OK for 2... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kirigamine/Mt. Tateshina

Kirigamine and Tateshina are map number 33 Kirigamine is description number 62, and Tateshina is number 63 I hiked Kirigamine, Tateshina, Yatsugatake, Mizugaki, and Kinpu over the period of 3 days, sleeping in my car at the trail heads at night. I started the week after Golden Week, which was the second week in May. I... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kobushi

Map number 23 (you can also get Kinpu, Mizugaki, Ryokami, Kumotori, and Daibosatsu). Description number 67 I hiked Kobushi in the summer of 2017. The plan was to hike up to the Kobushi hut and tent camp, then hike back down in the morning. I parked at the free lot located at 35.863010, 138.754676. There are... Continue Reading →

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