Open to everyone
Meet at Takeshiba Pier, Hamamatsu-cho, Tokyo in the evening. OR you can join at Kouzu-shima airport in the morning. Meeting time will be announced later. From pier, we will take a boat for about 12 hours (one way: night) to get to Kouzu-shima. When we return, boat ride will take 9 hours (one way: daytime).
Day 1: stay on-board
Day 2-3: stay at Guest House.
- Head light with spare batteries
- Emergency blanket or Zeltsack
- Rain gear with waterproof-breathable fabric
- Personal medicine
- Warm clothes
I was born in 1971 in Tokyo. My parents used to bring me to the mountains in my childhood, and when I was big enough for a high school, I started to go to the mountains myself and continued since then.
I have been guiding in the Japanese mountains full time since 2005, and I guide all year around. I love to share my time and take my clients up to summits of classic mountains to less known beautiful mountains, as long as it is in Japan!
Personally, I'm a keen rock climber, sawanobori practitioner (climbing up streams and waterfalls), and particularly passionate about mountains on islands. I actually love the nature in general, and love the sea as much as I love the mountains.
I am a fully certified guide with JMGA (Japan Mountain Guide Association) Hiking Level 2 qualification, as well as am a Nagano Prefecture's Official Mountain Guide - meaning that I know my the history, fauna and flora of local mountains very well.
I am not fluent in English but I communicate with some English mixed with body language!
Contact me and join me on the trips I recommend in Japan!!
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