I was on my way to Osaka this day and purposely chose to avoid using the shinkansen.
I’ve just published my first ever journal/newsletter which after a lot of dithering have decided to call Restless. As it’s the first issue I’m going to post it here in its entirety so that anyone interested in signing up can get a glimpse into what to expect.
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.
Photo above – First ‘hike’ as a new family. The Japanese hiking world has a thing – yama girl. Young
Shiga Prefecture and Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake, from Mt. Ibuki.