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Kenji Narita




Mountain Guide- Yamanashi, Japan



I have been working as a JMGA mountain guide since 2006. I mostly do climbing-related activities, but specialize in Alpine Climbing and Ice Climbing.

Although there are no 4000m peaks in Japan, there are several unique mountaineering adventures to be had in the country, especially during the winter. During the summer, there are also some nice traverses to do, walking along the ridgeline while enjoying the magnificent views. This is quite popular in Japan, especially considering the large number of mountain huts available.

Another popular activity is "Sawanobori". This is a form of mountaineering that does not take place on a mountain trail. Sawanobori is a very traditional Japanese climbing experience that consists of climbing a waterfall or canyoning up a river. While in Japan, you will probably also get the chance to relax in an onsen (hot spring), another traditional Japanese experience.

I live in Hokuto city in Yamanashi Prefecture, at the base of a 3000m peak. It is about 2 hours by train from Tokyo. There are also numerous climbing spots in the area and various activities to enjoy. I work in partnership with several trusted colleagues so we can offer different options depending on your wishes.

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Krzysztof Sągolewski


October, 2023

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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