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Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji


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Map key Overview map Introduction Preparations and practicalities When to go Getting to Japan Getting around Japan Rail passes Accommodation Mountain huts and camping Food and drink Hot springs Money Communications Language Tourist information offices What to take Luggage forwarding Maps and GPS Waymarking The typical hiking day Mountain etiquette Health and safety Emergencies Using this guide All about the Japan Alps and Mt Fuji Location and climate Geology and landscape Plants and wildlife History of hiking in Japan The North (Kita) Alps Hakuba Area Walk 1 Mt Shirouma-dake Trek 1 Mt Shirouma-dake and Hakuba-Yari Onsen Tateyama Area Walk 2 Mt Tateyama Walk 3 Mt Oku-dainichi-dake Trek 2 Mt Tsurugi-dake Trek 3 North Alps traverse Hotaka Area Walk 4 Mt Yake-dake Walk 5 Mt Nishiho-Doppy? Trek 4 Mt Oku-Hotaka-dake and Karasawa Cirque Trek 5 Mt Yari-ga-take Trek 6 Mt Ch?-ga-take and Mt J?nen-dake Trek 7 Mt Kasa-ga-take Norikura Area Walk 6 Mt Norikura-dake The Central (Ch??) Alps Walk 7 Mt Kiso-koma-ga-take Trek 8 Central Alps traverse The South (Minami) Alps North Area Walk 8 Mt Kai-koma-ga-take Walk 9 Mt Senj?-ga-take Trek 9 Mt Kita-dake Trek 10 Mt H?-? South Area Trek 11 Mt Arakawa-Higashidake (Mt Warusawa) and Mt Akaishi-dake Trek 12 Mt Kamik?chi-dake and Mt Hijiri-dake Trek 13 South Alps traverse Mt Fuji Walk 10 Mt Fuji - Yoshida route Walk 11 Mt Fuji - Subashiri route Walk 12 Mt Fuji - Gotemba route Walk 13 Mt Fuji - Fujinomiya route Walk 14 Mt Kuro-dake Appendix A Route summary table - walks Appendix B Route summary table - treks Appendix C Mountain huts Appendix D Glossary Appendix E Useful contacts and further resources Appendix F Further reading

About the Author

Tom Fay is a British writer and teacher based in Osaka, and has been living in Japan for well over a decade. He writes about travel and the outdoors for a variety of publications and media outlets, and has hiked and climbed extensively throughout Japan. Wes Lang has been exploring Japan's mountains since relocating to the country in 2001. In 2008 he became the first American (and one of only a handful of foreigners) to climb the Hyakumeizan, Japan's 100 Famous Mountains.

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