Kamikochi – Yari – Hotaka Circuit, Japan

by site editor Rick McCharles

Already in Tokyo, I’m looking at tomorrow heading for the Northern Alps to hike out of Kamikōchi:

… a remote mountainous highland in the western portion of Nagano Prefecture, Japan, which has been preserved in its natural state. …

It is sometimes referred to as the “Japanese Yosemite,” although it is considerably smaller than its American counterpart. …

Lonely Planet Hiking in Japan:


Japan’s classic alpine route.

Leave a comment if you’ve hiked here.

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