This was the third time I’ve hiked this trail. In July 2019 Sampukutoge was the goal but then I was unaware that an additional 40 minutes southwest to Eboshidake would, on a clear day, present me with a clear view of Mt. Fuji.
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.
I began to understand that if I wished to continue chasing adventure, then just repeating the same types of expedition
Mt. Fuji at sunrise. It’s hard work, but if you hike to the right place at the right time and
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
Hiking – The benefits of shinrinyoku (森林浴) have been known for a long time now and there is no doubt that
It’s impossible to put into words how I felt the first time I saw Mt. Fuji in all its splendor.