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Photo of 2013-11-03 大源太山 Photo of 2014-05-24 25 塩見岳 Photo of 2014-12-06 権現岳
  • 2013-11-03 大源太山

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    Hiking
    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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  • 2014-05-24 25 塩見岳

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Ichiba, Nagano (Japan)
    Distance
    16.35mi
    Elevation +
    8369f
    TrailRank
    95| Rating 5.0
    Photo of 2014-05-24 25 塩見岳 Photo of 2014-05-24 25 塩見岳 Photo of 2014-05-24 25 塩見岳

    2-day expedition to Shiomidake This was one of these rare occasions when I can manage a 2-day trip to the mountains. This time was also my first real experience in the South Alps (granted that Hakkorei does not really...

    Nice.
    Luciano Clemente Cavalcante da Silva
    Liked the detail. Great photos.
    José Rolo de Sousa
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  • 2014-12-06 権現岳

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Kokkai, Yamanashi (Japan)
    Distance
    8.58mi
    Elevation +
    5059f
    TrailRank
    80| Rating 4.0
    Photo of 2014-12-06 権現岳 Photo of 2014-12-06 権現岳 Photo of 2014-12-06 権現岳

    Day climb to Gongendake 3 hours on the road and we got to Michinoeki Kobuchizawa. We pitched a tent, my tent: lightweight 3-season tent for 3 persons with mesh fabric, in other words anything but suitable for winter. ...

    Great photos
    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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  • 2013-05-19 大岳山-御岳山

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    Trail Running
    near Hikawa, Tōkyō (Japan)
    Distance
    10.56mi
    Elevation +
    6844f
    TrailRank
    73
    Photo of 2013-05-19 大岳山-御岳山 Photo of 2013-05-19 大岳山-御岳山 Photo of 2013-05-19 大岳山-御岳山

    Hike / trail running to Odakesan and Mitakesan in Tokyo Get off at Okutama station and start walking from there. The trail starts off by a steep climb and extremely long flight of stairs to a 5-story pagoda. The pag...

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  • 2014-12-21 滝子山

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    Hiking
    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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    Hiking
    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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  • 2013-05-26 雲取山

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    Trail Running
    near Atami, Tōkyō (Japan)
    Distance
    18.94mi
    Elevation +
    7096f
    TrailRank
    71
    Photo of 2013-05-26 雲取山 Photo of 2013-05-26 雲取山 Photo of 2013-05-26 雲取山

    Day hike at Kumotoriyama This time I beat 2 personal bests: longest hike and fastest hike vs. map time (details at the end) Kumotoriyama is the highest point of Tokyo prefecture at 2017m high. Although in Tokyo it ...

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  • 2013-09-22 男体山

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    Hiking
    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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  • 2015-04-26 富士山(富士宮コース)

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Subashiri, Shizuoka (Japan)
    Distance
    4.54mi
    Elevation +
    3917f
    TrailRank
    69
    Photo of 2015-04-26 富士山(富士宮コース) Photo of 2015-04-26 富士山(富士宮コース) Photo of 2015-04-26 富士山(富士宮コース)

    Almost 8 years passed since the first time I went to Mount Fuji. Last time was terrible, tens of thousands of people milling sluggishly towards the summit, countless headlights and omnipresent dust. I decided never to re...

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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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  • Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan

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    Walking
    near Ikenohata, Tokyo (Japan)
    Distance
    3.65mi
    Elevation +
    502f
    TrailRank
    68
    Photo of Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan Photo of Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan Photo of Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan

    The park is free, however individual attractions such as the Tokyo City Museum, Peony Garden, the interior grounds of the Shrine, and possibly others, have tickets available at their individual locations. The Tokyo Zoo i...

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  • 2015-05-02 槍穂 1/4 上高地-横尾尾根

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    Alpine Climbing
    near Okuhida-onsengō-nakao, Gifu (Japan)
    Distance
    9.89mi
    Elevation +
    3593f
    TrailRank
    68
    Photo of 2015-05-02 槍穂 1/4 上高地-横尾尾根 Photo of 2015-05-02 槍穂 1/4 上高地-横尾尾根 Photo of 2015-05-02 槍穂 1/4 上高地-横尾尾根

    Day 1: Traffic jams in Nagano caused the trip to Kamikochi to last 1 hour more. After about 3 hours' sleep we rode a taxi (the trunk wouldn't close and the driver fastened some bands so that nothing fell) as the acces...

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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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