Week Long Walks - Japan

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Week Long Walks - Japan

Postby nq111 » Thu 31 Jan, 2019 8:30 pm

Tossing up some ideas for the next bigger walk - rather than Tassie or NZ maybe Japan. Has anyone got experience with longer walks in Japan? A temple here and there would be fine but overall looking for something that is predominantly wilderness - maybe up in the Alps.
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Re: Week Long Walks - Japan

Postby wayno » Fri 01 Feb, 2019 3:46 am

lonely planet put out a book on japan hikes, the place is riddled with them. go in autumn, summer is stinking hot, winter is freezing and it snows like hell

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Re: Week Long Walks - Japan

Postby Mark F » Fri 01 Feb, 2019 8:08 am

If you want temples you could try part of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail. Several sections are in quite rugged mountains and Shikoku is one of the more undeveloped and less densely populated islands.
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Re: Week Long Walks - Japan

Postby Al M » Fri 29 Mar, 2019 11:01 pm

There is also the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage walk in Wakayama prefecture two hours train east of Osaka.

Hokkaido has some Alaskan style wilderness hikes with grizzly bears.

See the Lonely Planet trekking in Japan book and some others.

The southern Japanese alps looks nice also with 3000m peaks and ridges and fancy lodges.
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