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Japanese Alps, Guided Hiking

JMGA certified hiking guide wants to lead you for a full day of hiking through the beautiful Japanese Alps, including the amazing Mount Amakazari.

Mountain RangeJapan Alps
Duration1 day
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Japanese Alps are an enormous collection of different mountain ranges that includes the Hida, Akaishi and Kiso mountains. Due to the size and number of mountain ranges, there is a great deal of variety in the Japanese Alps. Thus making hiking trips, like the one I wish to lead you on, so exciting.

Though there are a number of different places and routes we can go, I would like to guide you around Mount Amakazari (1,963m). This beautiful mountain is an exceptional place to explore. And when you get to explore it in the early summer, which is when we would be going, you will still get to see the snow on its peak!

Along with the beauty of Mount Amakazari, the Japanese Alps offer a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the area’s vast wilderness. Full of appealing plants and forests, hiking through here will leave you in a state of not only calm, but awe as well.

Because this trip is just a long hike though some of Japan’s most stunning natural landscape, it is open to anybody. You don’t require experience or equipment to participate. Instead, to enjoy this trip, all you have to have is a healthy amount of curiosity and energy. Comfortable hiking boots and some snacks won’t hurt either!

If you would like to join me on this wonderful hiking journey, please send me a request. It would be my pleasure to guide you though the breathtaking Japanese Alps.

I can also guide you on a 3 day hike through Japan’s Hakuba mountains as well.

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Participants should bring a hat, long sleeve shirt, outer jacket, long pants, hiking shoes, backpack with rain cover, rain wear in case of rain, snacks, drinking water, sunglasses, sunscreen, compass, knife.

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About the guide

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I'm a JMGA certified hiking and ski guide, as well as a telemark ski instructor. I also hold the Nagano Prefecture's Official Mountain Guide license, meaning that I'm particularly proficient with the mountains in Nagano i.e. most of the Japan Alps. I've also competed at World Cup for telemark skiing during 2002-2009 years.

I have been living in the village of Hakuba, in Nagano, right at the base of mountains in the North Japan Alps since 2012. However, I am originally from the island of Shikoku towards the south of Japan, so I used to love the sea more than mountains and used to enjoy scuba diving, surfing, and kayaking. But from the moment I met telemark skiing, I've been enchanted by the mountains. It was fun to hike up whether it be on foot or on telemark skis, and to discover the mountains this way, and eventually I chose to pursue the ambition of becoming a hiking guide. My motto is for my clients to enjoy mountains safely.

My favourite guiding field is the North Japan Alps. The infrastructure here, including the gondola and buses, make the mountain ridge lines so accessible!!

I prefer hiking long trails than peak hunting. I usually save one month every year for trekking for myself and mainly choose to trek abroad. I particularly love trekking in Europe!

The distinct four seasons in Japan is very unique, and you can enjoy the mountains in different ways during different seasons. I would like to show you the best way to enjoy Japanese mountains that suits the season, so please join me on the discovery trip!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 39176 each

Group of 2

JPY 19588 each

Group of 3

JPY 13403 each

Group of 4

JPY 10104 each

Group of 5

JPY 8042 each

Group of 6

JPY 6702 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• The price does not include any transportation fees, or guide expenses. All non-Japan residents participating in this tour need to be covered by an appropriate mountain rescue insurance.


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