Hiking in Japan

Early Autumn: The autumn colors are now reaching their peak in the alpine, and Mt Fuji has received its first dusting of snow. Yep, the change of seasons is upon us. Hornets are especially active this time of year and leeches have yet to bed down for the winter, so keep these two critters in mind when you head into the mountains this season.

Mt Fuji: Mt Fuji is now open for the 2022 climbing season.

COVID-19 Update: Japan will finally reopen to foreign tourists on October 11th. Infection numbers have peaked but there is still a risk of infection when heading to crowded peaks. Here is the latest information for the Japan Alps, which will close for the winter soon.

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:


Mt Ōbora, Mie Prefecture


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