Mt. Warusawa/Mt. Akaishi

Hiked August 2-4 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 of... Continue Reading →

Mt. Myoko

Map number 18 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 that way, not because... Continue Reading →

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 →

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. 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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