Hiking in Japan

Mt Fuji closure: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mt Fuji will be closed until the summer of 2021. Be warned that the trailheads have been fenced off and security cameras installed. Violators may face trespassing charges, so please be follow the rules and refrain from climbing the mountain.

COVID-19 Update: Due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic, travel to Japan is not advised at the moment. Those living in Japan should refrain from taking crowded trains if heading to the mountains. Avoid crowds, wear a mask (if you happen to have one), wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, and refrain from touching your face. 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.

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Mt Higashi-Akaishi, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku


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