On a nice autumn morning I left my home early. I had a huge pack on my shoulders. Tent, sleeping bag, food for two days, stove, clothes, rain gears just in case ... Two days trek always demand more gears. Walking with a huge backpack in the middle of the city; I was definitely looking like [...]
They say, it doesn't matter whether you want to see Mt Fuji or not but whether Mt Fuji wants to see you.. And if he does want to see you, Mt Ougi hike offers one of the best views.
Tokyo- World's most populated city.. Japan's busy capital is a mixture of the ultramodern and the traditional. The lively city offers a lot. From Korean town in Shin-Okubo to the traditional Japanese Shrine such as Meiji Jingu. I have been living here since two years and there is still lot to explore. Since I am [...]
Mountains are calling and I must go. That's a famous quote by John Muir. But what if you can't see who's calling you? What if you go all the way up to 2077m and see nothing? Is visibility, scenery, view from the top so important? Is walking in the unknown so scary? Or you just [...]
..that great peak in Kiso Is freezing even in summer We wish we could give it Some warm clothing... This story is about a highway built 400 year ago. A road connecting two powerful cities. Road which was the rejuvenation of Japan's thousand years old highway system. Nakasendo (中山道) --- Road though the central mountains. Another name is [...]
Long ago when the world was yet to take its current shape two deities were sent from the heaven to make this mortal world more interesting. Izanagi no Omikoto (the male God) and Izanami no Omikoto (the female God)... When they arrived they saw there is no land..no life, they were unimpressed. He stabbed the [...]
Mount Fuji.. Symbol of Japan. This unique shaped active volcano erupted two times. Increasing the height of this mountain up to 3,776m. Making it Japan’s tallest mountain. Mt Fuji hike in Summer is very popular. People line up for the summit for hours. But my objective was not to climb the mountain but to visit [...]
Starting with one of my favorite hikes in Japan. Mt Asahi or Asahidake (旭日岳). An active volcano part of Daisetsuzan Volcanic group. This majestic beast is the tallest mountain in Hokkaido with the elevation of 2,291 meters. Total time- 6 to 8 hours Difficulty level- Moderate (Elevation gain- 1110mt) Access- Take a bus to Asahi-Dake Onsen from [...]