Hiking in Japan

Mild February: It’s been a mild winter so far, and with temperatures reaching 20 degrees in Kansai at the moment, the cherry blossoms will probably bloom early this year, as the plum blossoms are now in full bloom. Mountains above 2000 meters do have plenty of snow, however, so alpine trips this time of year are only for those with proper winter mountaineering skills and equipment.

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Photo of the week:

Hieizan, Kyoto city



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