Mountaineering trips – Japan

Superb climbs on the sacred summits of alpine mountains

The island nation of Japan is formed by a stratovolcanic archipelago that stretches over 3,000 kilometers. Mostly mountainous terrain and with blankets of forest, Japan is a natural climbing playground and home to breathtaking alpine scenery. Scattered with sacred mountains, the giant Mount Fuji is the highest and most symbolic summit in the country. Visit all year round for various conditions of mountaineering.


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The nation of Japan is a large collection of islands, the main ones including Honshu, the largest and most populous, Hokkaido, the second largest, Kyushu, and Shikoku. Mountain peaks and volcanic summits dominate the terrain of Japan. Surrounded by water, the Sea of Okhotsk in the north separates the country from Russia. To the west the Sea of Japan rests between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. To the southwest the East China Sea separates it from China and Taiwan, while the vast Pacific Ocean lies to the east.



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What's the weather like?

The climate of the archipelago varies considerably from humid in the north to subtropical in the south. Winters are quite dry and sunny. Springs are mild with little rain. Summers are hot and humid with occasional rainy spots. And autumns are breezy with cool temperatures.





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All year round.




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  • 4 reviews


Fantastic experience! Mr Sugisaka is a very experienced guide was very willing to take photos to remember the event too!
Highly recommended
I am rating my experience with Exlore-Share and my Guide Chikako Hayashi % Star +! The platform was user friendly both
in the search/selection phase and also in settling the agreement with the guide. Chikako is an amazing guida and a wonderful person. She is competent, attentive, friendly and very experienced. It was a pleasure to spend the day with her: she made the hike interesting and rewarding. The Mt Fuji hike is quite challenging, especially the last part of the ascent because of the snow and the steep incline but mostly the descent is nerve wrecking (in a nice way) because it is entirely slippery because of the type of terrain.
Thank you again for taking us up Mt. Fuji today.  We thoroughly enjoyed the hiking, but also loved spending time
with you and learning more about Mt. Fuji, Japan, Japanese culture, Japanese religion, other things to do in your beautiful country, etc.  Thank you also for picking us up at our hotel, for letting us use your crampons and for helping us return what we rented from Yamarent.  Please feel free to use us as a reference if any of your clients want to know about our experience with you.  Will easily give you a 6 star rating on a scale of 1-5.  Would love to come back and do a trip with you in the Japanese Alps.  By the way, I never found the big sushi with shrimp and mayo.  Gotta believe Norm ate it.  His cold is better, though, so letting him have it is the least I could have done.
It was great. Really appreciate for your support in this. Kenji is a great guy, and excelent mountain giude. All was
perfect prepared. Even waether was great. We had perfect windon for climbing. I can 100% recomend everyone off seasson climbing with Kenji.

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