Hiking in Japan

Autumn: October is finally here and the fall foliage will soon begin to change at lower elevations over the coming weeks. The Japan Alps have received their first snowfall of the year and the mountain huts will soon close for the winter.

Mt Fuji: Mt Fuji is now closed for the 2021 climbing season.

COVID-19 Update: Due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic, travel to Japan is not advised at the moment. Although cases are decreasing in Japan, it’s best to pay attention to the travel advisories issued by the country that you reside in regards to traveling to Japan.  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.

Photo of the week:


Mt Sanjō, Fukui Prefecture


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