Purple Magic

Hokkaido-- Largest and northern most island of Japanese archipelago is famous for agriculture. The flora and fauna is different than the rest of the Japan. Even the culture is very different. I visited Hokkaido mainly for hiking. If you have read my previous blog about Mt. Tokachi (Climbing the Unknown) you may relate to this [...]

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Mt Asahi, Hokkaido

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 [...]