Mt. Warusawa/Mt. Akaishi

Hiked August 2-4, 2018 Map number 42, Minami Alps, Southern Section Duration: 2-3 days There's no easy way around it. To do Warusawa (also known as Arakawa) and Akaishi, you have to take a Tokai Forest Corporation Shuttle Bus to the trailhead. Technically, you could avoid this, but you would have hike several days out... Continue Reading →

Mt. Myoko

Map number 18, hiked August 5, 2017 Description number 33 Mt. Myoko is about a 4 hour drive from my house. My plan was leave home early, hike Myoko, and then head over to Mt. Hiuchi, sleep in my car overnight, hike Mt. Takatsuma in the morning, then head home. It didn't quite work out... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kasa/Kurobegoro

Map number 38 (also includes Kasagatake, Kuorbegorodake, Washibadake, Suisho, Yakedake, Hotakadake, and Yarigatake), hiked September 15-16, 2017 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 others. 1 person I've hiked with before in the Yatsugatake area, his name is... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kiso-Komagatake/Mt. Utsugi

Map number 41 (also includes Mt. Ena), hiked October 7-9, 2017 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 from Sagamihara. Although... 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. Kobushi

Map number 23 (you can also get Kinpu, Mizugaki, Ryokami, Kumotori, and Daibosatsu). Description number 67 I hiked Kobushi July 8-9, 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 a lot... Continue Reading →

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