Japan Hiking Tourism

Headed to Japan in May and I’d like to hike as much as possible including pic related.
I’ve heard the South and East part of the country has nice hiking too. Anyone done this before? Thanks

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Pic rel???
    my brother in christ that is the most photoshopped pic on the net. Fuji is admirable but you will not see Tokyo Tower with Fuji in the background at any point. Skytree Fuji is a faint memory but still exists. Are you talking about hiking Fuji? You are only going to be able to that June-August.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      That’s disappointing about the view it looks cool. Yes I’m referring to Mt Fuji

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        You should hike to the Japan general.

        >referring to the Japan General thread on this forum
        >If you are wanting to hike Fuji there is some things you should keep in mind
        >with covid being gone Fuji will once again be impacted unfortunately. There has always been 4 trails going up with varying difficulties. The Gotemba trail is the most diffcult about 7 hours ascending and the Fujinomiya the easiest with about 5 hours ascending. There exists 4 trails in total with the two I did not mention being in between difficulty. I am a reasonably in shape man that did both with Gotemba taking me about 8 going up in 2021 and 4 down and Fujinomiya 5 up and 3 down but there was no tourists at the time to impede my progress.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Nice thank you.
          I asked the main Japan discussion thread a while back and got zero replies. That’s why I made this thread.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    You should hike to the Japan general.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Is that some destination or mountain chain?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      tpbp

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    You can climb Fuji in May but there will likely still be snow toward the top, probably going to want some mountaineering equipment.
    The whole country is mountainous, places to hike everywhere, most of the higher or more northern mountains will likely still have a lot of snow in May. Weekends and especially holidays will be crowded.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Get your japanese encephalitis
    Assuming you don't want brain damage

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Any advice for Aiko district hikes?

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What hikes should I prioritize on Yakushima?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      seconding this question. I want to ascend one side and decend the other. I wonder whats the best time of the year to go. It might get dangerous if its cold and snowy

  7. 1 year ago
    Dylan

    Hi anon! I'll be going to Japan a month later than you and will be going from Tokyo to Nikko in the Japanese Alps to do some hiking to prep for Mt. Fuji. There's a national park there plus famous shrines, mountains, and waterfalls. There are many trails from Nikko to the mountains, just type in these coordinates for the train station and you can see for yourself - 36.747862380703516, 139.61913996660635

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      > to prep for Mt. Fuji
      I’ve seen 90 year old women walking to the top. Unless you’re a tub of lard, you don’t need to do much “prep.”

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Headed to Japan in May and I’d like to hike
    may isnt really hiking season in japan
    may is just before the rainy season so there's a good chance it'll rain sideways the entire time you're there

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      What is the best season for hiking? Im having a hard time deciding if i want to go there August/September or wait until October

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Depends on where exactly and how well you tolerate heat and humidity. August and even September in southern and central Japan would be way too warm for me, in the Alps or Hokkaido it'd probably be fine. Otherwise I'd go for October.

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