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 →

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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 →

Mt. Ryokami (1&2)

Map number 23, Description number 65. On my first attempt at this hike, I rode my Harley to Ryokami. It's about a 2.5 hour drive and there's parking at the trail head near the Ryokami sansou and the Ryokami shrine. It was a hot summer day, and I left home later than I should've. When I... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kinpu / Mt. Mizugaki

Kinpu and Mizugaki are map number 23. Kinpu is description number 68 and Mizugaki is description number 69 After not being able to summit Yatsugatake, I headed for Mizugaki and Kinpu. You can access both peaks from one trail head, and there are a couple places to park. I parked at 35.878263,138.580107 because it was a... Continue Reading →

Mt. Daibosatsurei

Map number 23 (you can also get Kinpu, Mizugaki, Ryokami, Kumotori, and Kobushi). Description number 70 I hiked Daibosatsurei in the winter with my wife and son. They close the road to the main trail head in the winter, but there's a free parking lot with access to the trail at 35.740325, 138.81164. You could... Continue Reading →

Mt. Amagi

I didn't download a map to my phone for this hike because I was able to find a guide map searching through the internet. I posted a picture that I took of the map at the trail head. This is description number 73. The parking lot is at 34.8745976,139.0160809, and the trail starts right across the... Continue Reading →

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