Hiking Trip in Japan, 2000
We spent a total of 18 days in Japan. We went on two hikes, one overnight and the other for a total of 6 days. We stayed in mountains huts (Japanese hiking enthusiasts refer to them by their Austrian name, "hutte") at night, hiking to a different hut each day. We also visited the cities of Komagane, Matsumoto, Nikko/Lake Chuzenji, and Kamakura, and also spent a total of 3 days in Tokyo. When visiting the cities we stayed in traditional Japanese inns (Ryokans) as well as western-style hotels.
General LinksGeneral information and photos of the areas that we visited in Japan.
A good page describing Mt. Jonen.
An inn that we stayed at at the end of the longer hike.
Some general information on hiking some of the mountains in the Nagano prefecture, including a handy listing of hiking vocabulary in English and Japanese.
Info about Matsumoto and Kamikochi areas, and the mountains nearby.