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2023JP 00 TOKYO to SEA OF JAPAN 東京 日本海

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Distance
419.26 mi
Elevation gain
56,329 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
57,484 ft
Max elevation
22,155 ft
TrailRank 
25
Min elevation
-328 ft
Trail type
One Way
Time
33 days 5 hours 10 minutes
Coordinates
6428
Uploaded
November 9, 2023
Recorded
November 2023
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near Tonomachi, Kanagawa (Japan)

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==== ATTENTION! ====
THIS IS NOT A CONTINUOS TRACK RECORDING. The real distance can be MUCH LONGER than the recorded one. The vertical distance (up and down) can be longer, too. USE A MAP to follow the route described below. For hiking trails, I used the 山と高原池図App. I tried to remember switching on GPS tracking on all points that are critical for finding the right way. Where GPS tracking was not active, a straight line is displayed instead of the real path.

==== CONTEXT ====
This track concatenates 33 other tracks named "2023JP 01 ..." to "2023JP 33 ...". They are for a series of 33 walks that connect Tokyo, at the Pacific Ocean, with Joetsu, at the Sea of Japan, passing near Mount Fuji. Done from 29th of September until 1st of November 2023. These walks are partly on roads, partly on mountain trails. I carried no camping equipment. Accommodation was mostly in hotels, Ryokan and similar, and in 2 mountain huts.

==== REAL TIMES & ROUTE ====
For details see the individual tracks for each day. The first 12 walks go from Tokyo westwards to the area of Mount Fuji. Walk 01 and walk 02 are in Tokyo, walk 06 arrives at Mount Tanzawa, walk 12 at Kawaguchiko, the only place where I made a rest and stayed two nights. I did not climb mount Fuji. Walk 13 to walk 33 go northwards from Mount Fuji to the Sea of Japan at Naoetsu in Niigata prefecture along a route further east than the Japanese Alps.

==== FIRST PLANNING ====
A few days before leaving Europe, I tried to reserve hotels for the first 9 nights (Friday to Sunday). Reservation problems made my change my first planning.
For the first 6 walking days, from Tokyo to Mount Tanzawa, originally I planned to stay at Miyagase Lake 宮ヶ瀬湖 at the end of walk 05. However, I found no accommodation for single travellers there. This made me change the planning for dates 2 to 5 to a route via Kawasaki, Yokohama and Isehara. With the original planning, the 02 afternoon (PM) walk would have been from Tokyo station via Shibuya and further northwest.
Instead of walking through the village of Yadoriki in the morning (km 5 to 6) of walk 08, the original planning was to sleep there at the end of day 07 with no detour to Hadano (where I stayed in a Love Hotel). However, the first accommodation I called in Yadoriki referred me to a second one. I called the second one, but it was not for single travellers.
Instead of staying in Gotemba at the end of walk 09, the original planning was to stay near the Fuji Speedway, but my attempts to book any of 2 accommodations in that area failed due to mistakes of mine.
I discarded walking directly from Tanzawa Lake (08) to Yamanakako (10) because I had doubts if certain routes shown in the 山と高原App were open.

==== SECOND PLANNING ====
+++ Hinflug +++
28Sep 08:00 BCN1 (2h10 LH1137) 28Sep 10:10 FRA1
28Sep 12:10 FRA1 (13h00 LH4948) 29Sep 08:10 HND3
+++ Rückflug von Tokio +++
06Nov 12:35 HND3 (14h25 NH5853) 06Nov 19:00 FRA1
06Nov 21:00 FRA1 (2h05 LH1138) 06Nov 23:05 BCN1

+++ PRÄFEKTUR, d.h. japanische Region +++
Datum // Wanderetappe // (Höhe Hotel) Hotelname

+++ TOKYO 東京都 +++
Fri 29Sep, sunset 17:28 // HANEDA AIRPORT to TOKYO // Livemax Shiomi Ekimae
Sat 30Sep, sunrise 05:34 // AM TOKYO BAY // --> 30Sep PM
+++ KANAGAWA 神奈川県 +++
Sat 30Sep // PM KAWASAKI 川崎市 // Fresa Inn Kawasakieki
Sun 01Oct // YOKOHAMA 横浜市 // Fresa Inn Totsuka
Mon 02Oct // ISEHARA 伊勢原市 // (50m) Hotel Route Inn Isehara
Tue 03Oct // KIYOKAWA 清川村 // (500m) Tanzawa Home 国民宿舎丹沢ホーム
Wed 04Oct // MOUNT TANZAWA 丹沢山 // (1570m) Miyama Hut
Thu 05Oct // HADANO 秦野市 // (150m) RestayTina Grace
Fri 06Oct // TANAZAWA LAKE 丹沢湖 // (350m) Ochiaikan 落合館
+++ SHIZUOKA 静岡県 +++
Sat 07Oct // GOTEMBA 御殿場市 //(450m) Hotel Kan Raku Gotemba
+++ YAMANASHI 山梨県 +++
Sun 08Oct // YAMANAKAKO 山中湖 // (1000m) 山中湖旅館 梁山
Mon 09Oct // FUJIYOSHIDA 富士吉田 // (850m) Resort Inn Fuyo Kawaguchiko
Tue 10Oct(+pause) // KAWAGUCHIKO 河口湖 // (850m) Fujibou 富士望ホテル Hotel
Thu 12Oct // FUEFUKI 笛吹市 // (300m) Hotel Kamenoi
Fri 13Oct // MINAMI ALPS 南アルプス市 // (350m) Hotel Shirane ホテル白根
Sat 14Oct, sunset 17:15 // HOKUTO 北杜市 // (500m) Wakamirou 南八ヶ岳須玉温泉若神楼
Sun 15Oct // MIZUGAKI LAKE 瑞牆湖 // (1550m) Mizugaki 瑞牆山荘 Sansou
+++ NAGANO 長野県 +++
Mon 16Oct // MOUNT KINPU 金峰山 // (1600m) Kinpu Sansou 金峰山荘
Tue 17Oct // KAWAKAMI 川上村 // (1150m) Marusho Inn 丸正旅館
Wed 18Oct // KOUMI 小海町 // (1500m) Inagoyu 稲子湯 Hot Spring
Thu 19Oct // near MOUNT TENGU 天狗岳 // (1850m) Shibu渋Gotenyu御殿湯、
Fri 20Oct // MOUNT TATESHINA 蓼科山 // (2550m) Tateshina sanchou 立科山頂ヒュッテ hütte
Sat 21Oct // KASUGA春日 (Saku佐久) // (900m) Kasuga no mori かすがの森 (春日温泉)
Sun 22Oct // KOMORO 小諸市 // (650m) Komoro Grand Castle hotel
Mon 23Oct // TAKAMINE KOGEN 高見高原 // (2000m) Takamine Kogen Hotel 高峰
+++ GUNMA 群馬県 +++
Tue 24Oct, sunset 17:00 // TSUMAGOI 嬬恋村 // (900m) Tochigiya とちぎや
Wed 25Oct // KUSATSU 草津町 // (1200m) Misekiya Ryokan三関屋旅館
Thu 26Oct // YOKOTEYAMA 横手山 // (2300m) Yokote sanchou hut 横手山頂ヒュッテ
+++ NAGANO 長野県 +++
Fri 27Oct // SHIGAKOGEN 志賀高原 // (1400m) Biwaike Hotel ビワ池ホテル
Sat 28Oct // YUDANAKA 湯田中 // (600m) Hotel Yudanaka
Sun 29Oct // IIYAMA 飯山 // (1000m) Maroudo まろうど
+++ NIIGATA 新潟県 +++
Mon 30Oct // MYOKO KOGEN 妙高高原 // (500m) Onsen Inn Kofukan 香風館
Tue 31Oct // MYOKO 妙高市 // (50m) Hotel Route-Inn Myoko Arai
Wed 01Nov, sunset 16:50 // JOETSU 上越市 (JAPAN SEA日本海) // Hotel Century Ikaya

02Nov Nagano, 03Nov Fuji City, 04-06 Nov Kawasaki (Hotel) Tokyo.

==== FINAL PLANNING ====
For walk 24 (23Oct) to TAKAMINE KOGEN, walk 25 (24Oct) TSUMAGOI and walk 27 (26Oct) YOKOTEYAMA, I could not book hotels where I planned. For this reason tracks 2023 JP 24, 25, 27 and also 28 and 29 are different from the SECOND PLANNING.
During walk 01 from Haneda airport to Tokyo station, a toe of my right foot started to hurt after just 2 hours and I had a painful blister at the end of the day (the same day I had arrived after a 2h + 13h flight which might have put my feet into a bad starting condition). As planned, I took a train from Tokyo station to a hotel at Shiomi and the next morning a train to the Diamond and Flowers ferris wheel at the KR park. The plan for walk 02 on the morning (AM) was to walk from there back to Tokyo Station (and 02PM from there further NW though Tokyo in the FIRST PLANNING). Because of my bad toe, I skipped that walk and went by train.

==== MAP QUALITY ====
Offline, the 山と高原 maps cover only hiking areas and their surroundings. Online they also provide detailed maps of other areas.

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