Hiking in Japan

Autumn: The foliage is now reaching its peak in Kyoto and the lower elevations. Get out there and enjoy the great weather. The Japan Alps and Mt Fuji are now snowcapped, so alpine hikes this time of year are only for those with proper winter mountaineering skills and equipment.

Site updates: This website has undergone some cosmetic changes, so click on the region links at the bottom of this page to see the new mobile-friendly design. This winter I will update every hike on this site to deal with dead links and outdated information.

New Guidebook: We are pleased to announce that our new guidebook has now been released by Cicerone Press (UK), who are now shipping orders. Get yours for a special discounted price now.

Hiking in Japan is now on Twitter, so feel free to follow and check out my 365 mountain project .

Photo of the week:

Mt Higashi-akaishi, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku

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