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Photo of 2013-11-03 大源太山 Photo of Monte Mitsutoge Yama(Kawaguchiko) Photo of 2013-04-28 西沢渓谷
  • 2013-11-03 大源太山

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    near Yuzawa, Niigata (Japan)
    Distance
    6.10mi
    Elevation +
    3930f
    TrailRank
    99| Rating 5.0
    Photo of 2013-11-03 大源太山 Photo of 2013-11-03 大源太山 Photo of 2013-11-03 大源太山

    Daigenta-san in Niigata prefecture.   Access: Take the expressway up to Yuzawa, from there take the road towards the East. The last part is not paved and very narrow, at the end of this road there is a small space ser...

    Hi dear friend This route is incredibly beautiful and exciting By the way, two weeks ago, I traveled a similar path in...
    mehdi.tabibvand
    Absolutely amazing hike! One of the best hikes I've ever done and easily the best I've done in Japan. Completed on July ...
    Ollie_Ronin
    Another very scenic trail.
    José Rolo de Sousa
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  • Monte Mitsutoge Yama(Kawaguchiko)

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    near Funatsu, Yamanashi (Japan)
    Distance
    11.59mi
    Elevation +
    3727f
    TrailRank
    74
    Photo of Monte Mitsutoge Yama(Kawaguchiko) Photo of Monte Mitsutoge Yama(Kawaguchiko) Photo of Monte Mitsutoge Yama(Kawaguchiko)

    Decidimos hacer esta subida ya que en esta fecha el Monte Fuji estaba bastante nevada en su cima, y las condiciones no erala las adecuadas para nuestro equipo de senderismo ni para nuestra formación. Las vistas al Fujisa...

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  • 2013-04-28 西沢渓谷

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    near Hirose, Yamanashi (Japan)
    Distance
    6.18mi
    Elevation +
    2247f
    TrailRank
    73
    Photo of 2013-04-28 西沢渓谷 Photo of 2013-04-28 西沢渓谷 Photo of 2013-04-28 西沢渓谷

    Short hike along the many waterfalls in Nishisawa gorge. Access by bus: http://www.city.koshu.yamanashi.jp/kurashi/files/20130325/窪平・西沢渓谷線.pdf Campsite website: http://www.fuefukigoya.com/ryoukin.html From the c...

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  • 2014-12-21 滝子山

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    near Shinshuku, Yamanashi (Japan)
    Distance
    9.61mi
    Elevation +
    3842f
    TrailRank
    72| Rating 5.0
    Photo of 2014-12-21 滝子山 Photo of 2014-12-21 滝子山 Photo of 2014-12-21 滝子山

    Day hike to 滝子山 I had already been at the summit twice but decided to try a different trail this time. 寂ショウ尾根 is labeled as high grade and so attracted my attention. The weather forecast was particularly good yet it ...

    Spot in description. Great trail and as long as you “follow” the trail with the app you will be fine
    thamblet
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  • 2013-05-02 大山

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    near Shinden, Kanagawa (Japan)
    Distance
    8.47mi
    Elevation +
    4409f
    TrailRank
    72
    Photo of 2013-05-02 大山 Photo of 2013-05-02 大山 Photo of 2013-05-02 大山

    Short hike to Oyama via minor route. The hike starts at Hinata Yakushi bus stop. To get there get on bus 20 at Isehara station (bus stop 3, North exit) the times are indicated on maps.google. The very beginning is a ...

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  • near Nakazawa, Nagano (Japan)
    Distance
    10.43mi
    Elevation +
    5689f
    TrailRank
    72
    Photo of 2013-11-23 硫黄岳→赤岳→阿弥陀岳 Photo of 2013-11-23 硫黄岳→赤岳→阿弥陀岳 Photo of 2013-11-23 硫黄岳→赤岳→阿弥陀岳

    Yatsugatake traverse, winter hike. Only two weeks passed since the last time to Akadake (http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=5601103) but I seized the last opportunity before heavier snowfalls to go again but fo...

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  • 2013-06-01 女峰山 (2483m)

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    near Nikkō, Tochigi (Japan)
    Distance
    11.91mi
    Elevation +
    5820f
    TrailRank
    72
    Photo of 2013-06-01 女峰山 (2483m) Photo of 2013-06-01 女峰山 (2483m) Photo of 2013-06-01 女峰山 (2483m)

    Day hike at Nyohosan in Nikko. After rescheduling this hike twice I finally manage to go, which is to say I expected a lot from Nyohosan and to give the conclusion first we were not disappointing whatsoever. Benefitin...

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  • 2014-05-11 雲取山-酉谷山

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    near Tarasawa, Saitama (Japan)
    Distance
    26.20mi
    Elevation +
    10276f
    TrailRank
    71
    Photo of 2014-05-11 雲取山-酉谷山 Photo of 2014-05-11 雲取山-酉谷山 Photo of 2014-05-11 雲取山-酉谷山

    Day hike to Kumotori. I started with a threefold objective: set new personal bests in terms of longest hike (distance and time spent walking) and also largest cumulative uphill gain. The results are: I managed all th...

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  • 2013-06-23 権現岳(2715m)

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    near Iwa-kubo, Yamanashi (Japan)
    Distance
    7.28mi
    Elevation +
    4626f
    TrailRank
    71
    Photo of 2013-06-23 権現岳(2715m) Photo of 2013-06-23 権現岳(2715m) Photo of 2013-06-23 権現岳(2715m)

    Short hike to Gongendake in Yatsugatake. This was the second attempt to go to Gongendake. Due to rain forecast the previous week I had decided to cancel. This time I was about to cancel again but the weather forecast ...

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  • near Nippara, Tōkyō (Japan)
    Distance
    16.46mi
    Elevation +
    6345f
    TrailRank
    71
    Photo of 2013-02-17 ミツドッケ (1576m) Photo of 2013-02-17 ミツドッケ (1576m) Photo of 2013-02-17 ミツドッケ (1576m)

    Very long trail in the Okutama mountains in Tokyo prefecture. After abundant snowfall 2 days earlier most of the trail was covered with 20 to 30 cm of fresh snow. The temperature went quite low the day before and it w...

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  • 2013-02-24 雲竜渓谷

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    near Nikkō, Tochigi (Japan)
    Distance
    11.40mi
    Elevation +
    2438f
    TrailRank
    71
    Photo of 2013-02-24 雲竜渓谷 Photo of 2013-02-24 雲竜渓谷 Photo of 2013-02-24 雲竜渓谷

    Snow hike to Unryu gorge in Nikko After checking countless hiking reports and hundreds of pictures of this place I finally organized a trip there. In order to increase the number of participants I reduced the distance...

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  • 2013-09-22 男体山

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    near Shōbugahama, Tochigi (Japan)
    Distance
    4.74mi
    Elevation +
    3904f
    TrailRank
    70
    Photo of 2013-09-22 男体山 Photo of 2013-09-22 男体山 Photo of 2013-09-22 男体山

    After spending some time on the shore of Chuzenji lake expecting the sunrise from 5 to 5:30 AM, we headed for the trail head. It is actually located within the temple complex and the gates open shortly before 6:00 AM, ea...

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  • near Hongū, Wakayama (Japan)
    Distance
    1.71mi
    Elevation +
    846f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Yunomine Onsen - Kumano Hongū Taisha Grand Shrine (Kumano Kodo) Photo of Yunomine Onsen - Kumano Hongū Taisha Grand Shrine (Kumano Kodo) Photo of Yunomine Onsen - Kumano Hongū Taisha Grand Shrine (Kumano Kodo)

    This is a one way walk starting in Yunomine Onsen and finishing at the Hongū Taisha Grand Shrine. You can then take the bus back to Yunomine Onsen (or walk back). The bus stop is near the entrance to the Shrine, just on ...

    Easy and short but nice track. We enjoyed it! Thanks! 😄
    ferrangb
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  • 2013-05-05 前袈裟丸山

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    near Gōdo, Gunma (Japan)
    Distance
    6.39mi
    Elevation +
    3114f
    TrailRank
    68
    Photo of 2013-05-05 前袈裟丸山 Photo of 2013-05-05 前袈裟丸山 Photo of 2013-05-05 前袈裟丸山

    Short day hike to Mae Kesamaru in Gunma prefecture. Access: by car 国道 122 until 小中 and then 県道 268 until the intersection (7.2km) make a right and continue to the trail head (6.6 km). There is a lot of fallen rocks on...

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  • 2013-04-14 犬越路→檜洞丸

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    near Hokizawa, Kanagawa (Japan)
    Distance
    8.11mi
    Elevation +
    4039f
    TrailRank
    68
    Photo of 2013-04-14 犬越路→檜洞丸 Photo of 2013-04-14 犬越路→檜洞丸 Photo of 2013-04-14 犬越路→檜洞丸

    Spring hike form Nishitanzawa to Hinokiboramaru Due to strong wind the original plan to climb more than 2000m and map time 11:30 was heavily changed to a moderate hike. From Nishitanzawa to Inukoeji the Tokaishizen...

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  • 2015-09-23 皇海山

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    near Ashiomachi-akakura, Tochigi (Japan)
    Distance
    15.86mi
    Elevation +
    5968f
    TrailRank
    67
    Photo of 2015-09-23 皇海山 Photo of 2015-09-23 皇海山 Photo of 2015-09-23 皇海山

    Long trail, probably one of the longest to reach Sukaisan. From the parking lot, it starts by an old forest road for more than 1 hour, the trail is partly obliterated by massive rock falls and high grass also make it ha...

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  • 2013-08-03 八ヶ岳縦走

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    near Iwa-kubo, Yamanashi (Japan)
    Distance
    13.48mi
    Elevation +
    8100f
    TrailRank
    67
    Photo of 2013-08-03 八ヶ岳縦走 Photo of 2013-08-03 八ヶ岳縦走 Photo of 2013-08-03 八ヶ岳縦走

    Yatsugatake traverse from Kannon daira to Mugikusa pass. Most people would do this hike in 2 or 3 days, but I couldn't afford this much so we set for a crazy day. From Takao ride the last train (JR Chuo at 22:26 an...

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  • Nakasendo #3

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    near Yabuhara, Nagano (Japan)
    Distance
    4.30mi
    Elevation +
    1234f
    TrailRank
    67
    Photo of Nakasendo #3 Photo of Nakasendo #3 Photo of Nakasendo #3

    April 2019. Last chance before the big pandemics and a life to celebrate. Out to Japan to see the Sakura, and to walk parts of the Nakasendo trail (aka Kisokaido https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakasendo) the old road thro...

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  • Nakasendo #1

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    near Magome, Gifu (Japan)
    Distance
    5.09mi
    Elevation +
    886f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo of Nakasendo #1 Photo of Nakasendo #1 Photo of Nakasendo #1

    April 2019. Last chance before the big pandemics and a life to celebrate. Out to Japan to see the Sakura, and to walk parts of the Nakasendo trail (aka Kisokaido https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakasendo) the old road thro...

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  • near Hirose, Yamanashi (Japan)
    Distance
    9.31mi
    Elevation +
    5197f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo of 2013-04-29  甲武信ヶ岳 (2475m) Photo of 2013-04-29  甲武信ヶ岳 (2475m) Photo of 2013-04-29  甲武信ヶ岳 (2475m)

    Day hike to Kobushigatake Access by bus: http://www.city.koshu.yamanashi.jp/kurashi/files/20130325/窪平・西沢渓谷線.pdf Campsite website: http://www.fuefukigoya.com/ryoukin.html After a quite cold night (2 degrees in my...

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  • 2014-11-16 鳳凰三山

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    near Nirasaki, Yamanashi (Japan)
    Distance
    11.41mi
    Elevation +
    8136f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo of 2014-11-16 鳳凰三山 Photo of 2014-11-16 鳳凰三山 Photo of 2014-11-16 鳳凰三山

    Day hike to Houousanzan. It has been more than 18 months since I first set my eyes on this mountain, yet each time I planned a trip there something came up and it was cancelled. This time, maybe the 5th attempt prov...

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  • 2014-07-20 谷川岳

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    near Doai, Gunma (Japan)
    Distance
    10.13mi
    Elevation +
    5285f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo of 2014-07-20 谷川岳 Photo of 2014-07-20 谷川岳 Photo of 2014-07-20 谷川岳

    Day hike to Tanigawa-dake. The rode the first train to Dai station, reaching there at 8:33. There are very few trains after Minakami (about 1 every 3 hours) and normally from my place in Tokyo I can't reach it even wi...

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  • 2014-04-12 四阿山

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    near Higashi-gumi, Nagano (Japan)
    Distance
    8.32mi
    Elevation +
    3793f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo of 2014-04-12 四阿山 Photo of 2014-04-12 四阿山 Photo of 2014-04-12 四阿山

    Day hike at Azumayasan This time I had some time constraints and could not make it a long hike. Since I was to be in Gunma by 5 PM, I considered the options I had for a snow hike with "light equipment" and set for Azu...

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  • 2014-03-22 赤城山

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    near Miyozawa, Gunma (Japan)
    Distance
    15.11mi
    Elevation +
    5171f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo of 2014-03-22 赤城山 Photo of 2014-03-22 赤城山 Photo of 2014-03-22 赤城山

    Day hike to Akagi It's been a very long time I'm familiar with the shape of Akagi for it's visible from my in-law's. The strange thing is that I waited so long before going there. This time my plan was faulty as I fa...

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