Hiking in Japan

Early Autumn: September is generally a mixed bag in terms of weather, with the autumnal rain front and typhoons making conditions unpredictable and unstable. Be sure to check the weather before heading out. In addition, be advised that early autumn is hornet season, and the bees become particularly active this time of year, so make sure you keep an eye out and avoid stepping on their subterranean nests.

Mt Fuji: Mt Fuji will close for the season on September 10th. Due to the ongoing State of Emergency, it is best to wait until 2022 to climb the mountain.

COVID-19 Update: Due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic, travel to Japan is not advised at the moment. Cases are skyrocketing 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 directly through their website for a special discounted price.

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Mt Hakkyo, Nara Prefecture


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