If you have a large suitcase, you should leave it at your hotel, or in a coin locker in the hotel, as you cannot bring it in the car with you.
Participants should bring with them the following items: compass, headlight with spare batteries, emergency blanket or zeltsack, rain gear with waterproof-breathable fabric, personal medicine and 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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