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Mountain Climbing in Japan

Conquer sleeping Japanese volcanoes with their steep and sacred summits

The wild alpine mountains of Japan have played important parts in forging its centuries-old culture, customs and history. Completely covered in high mountains summits, mountain climbing is a core pull-factor for outdoor adventurers, culminating in the king of the country, Mount Fuji, its highest and most symbolic summit. Visit in the milder months between May and September for ideal mountain climbing conditions.

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Japan

Around 70 percent of the archipelago of Japan is dominated by piercing mountains and volcanoes, where snow is permanently sprinkled across its summits. Its natural beauty makes it a fascinating place for mountain climbing, an industry that has flourished as part of its tourism sector. The volcanic eastern treasures are best explored in a couple of days, ideally a weekend, given the extensive terrain.


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Best time to visit

Visit in the milder months between May and September for ideal mountain climbing conditions

What’s the weather like?

The north of the country receives a humid and continental climate, while the south experiences a subtropical and rainforest climate. And its coastal geography results in a high level of rainfall each year

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Located in the far east, the island nation of Japan lies just off the coast of continental Asia. Comprised of approximately 6,852 islands, with most of the population residing on the four largest islands. Most of the terrain is rugged and carpeted in forest, with a liberal sprinkle of volcanoes scattered across the islands. This creates a wonderful natural playground for mountain climbing, and is accessible for all types of climbers

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