Hiking in Japan

Early Summer: As we head into late May the weather continues to be unstable. While most days tend to be pleasant and sunny, you should always be prepared for sudden turns in the weather and bring rain gear on all of your hikes. 

New Youtube Channel: 2023 marks my entry into the YouTube world. I plan to create new content monthly, so feel free to subscribe if you’d like some visual information about Japan’s mountains.

Mt Fuji: Mt Fuji is now closed for winter. Trails will reopen around the end of June.

COVID-19 Update: Japan has reopened to foreign tourists. Hopefully this summer will mark the return of a semblance of normality in the mountains of Japan. Hut reservations are now required for most huts in the Japan Alps. 

Guidebook: Our new guidebook has been released by Cicerone Press (UK). Despite the pandemic, copies are still available directly through their website for a special discounted price.


Photo of the week:


Trail on Koyasan, Wakayama Prefecture


Our new guidebook


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