The trails are open and the longer hikes are possible again. Back in 2014 I hiked up Eboshigadake (2291m・烏帽子岳) in southern Nagano and have wanted to return for a long time.
If I’m honest I still find the idea of hiking in the Japanese Alps daunting. It’s only recently that I’ve started making the switch from cycling and bike packing to hiking and exploring the mountains on foot so planning a trip can feel overwhelming at times.
Late last summer I went on a solo night hike up the Chuo Alps from Agematsu in Nagano. The A
Eboshidake and Sampukutoge were probably my favourite places to hike to in 2019. I wish I’d known about them earlier
I’ve been cycling ever since I was a kid. When I moved to Japan permanently way back in 2001 I
Back in August while browsing trails on the wonderful YAMAP app I came across a trail starting just outside Agematsu
The gateway to this part of the Minami Alps (南アルプス) is high up in Oshika village (大鹿村) in southern Nagano
I’ve been wanting to combine cycling with hiking for a while now and decided that this weekend was going to