Hiking in Japan

Happy New Year: We’d like to wish all of you a save and healthy 2021. Please use discretion when heading to the mountains during this pandemic. We are keeping a low profile, sticking to hikes that can be done within walking distance until the vaccines become available here.

Mt Fuji closure: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mt Fuji will be closed until the summer of 2021. Winter conditions are in full effect and the mountain is best viewed from afar anyway.

COVID-19 Update: Due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic, travel to Japan is not advised at the moment. Cases are increasing in Japan, so follow the guidelines of your local jurisdiction.  This site has the latest figures from the government, but be warned that there isn’t much testing done here so there are likely many more cases than what the official numbers reflect.

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

Photo of the week:

Mt Fujiwara, Suzuka Mountains, Mie Prefecture


Our new guidebook

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