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Hiking in Japan

Can I go walking and trekking in Japan? Summer 2020 Coronavirus restrictions.

Feature · On 17 Jul 2020 by Wes Lang

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things are far from normal in the Japan Alps. Not only have most huts reduced capacity, but others have opted to remain closed for the...
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In Japan for the Rugby World Cup? Here's where to go hiking between matches.

Feature · On 21 Sep 2019 by Wes Lang

If you're visiting Japan for the Rugby World Cup this autumn, it's a great excuse to get out and explore this fascinating and beautiful country. Wes Lang, co-author of Hiking...
Shadow Of Mt Fuji

An intro to… climbing Mount Fuji

Feature · On 21 Aug 2019 by Tom Fay

Tom Fay, co-author of Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps explains a few things you should know if you’re planning an ascent of the iconic Mount Fuji.
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An intro to… the Kumano Kodo

Article · On 19 May 2019 by Kat Davis

Kat Davis, author of Japan's Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage, introduces the Kumano Kodo, a network of ancient pilgrimage trails on the Kii Peninsula, south of Osaka.
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Welcome to the Kumano Kodo: a series of UNESCO-listed pilgrimage routes

Video · On 27 Apr 2019 by Kat Davis

The Kumano Kodo offers a different view of Japan: far removed from the modern cities, this is a world of forested slopes, hidden valleys, waterfalls, traditional villages, moss-covered stone deities...
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Trekking down the spine of the North Japan Alps

Feature · On 7 Apr 2019 by Tom Fay

Early last summer Tom Fay headed to the Northern Japan Alps to do some final research for the Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji guidebook. This...
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Climbing Kita-dake in the Southern Japan Alps

Feature · On 31 Mar 2019 by Wes Lang

Wes Lang, co-author of Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji, is in a race to reach the summit of Kita-dake before the encroaching fog.
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An intro to… The Japan Alps

Article · On 13 Mar 2019 by Tom Fay

The Japan Alps are a located in the centre of Japan’s main island of Honshu and are home to some of the country’s most famous, highest and rugged peaks. Tom...
Rokuon Ji Zen Buddhist Temple In Kyoto

Exploring Japan's wild places: a north to south tour

Feature · On 6 Mar 2017 by Jonathan Cook

From the snow capped peaks of Hokkaido to the deserted white beaches of the Okinawa Prefecture, Jonathan Cook samples a little bit of everything during his tour of Japan.