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Southern Japanese Alps

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Distance
44.13 mi
Elevation gain
16,519 ft
Technical difficulty
Very difficult
Elevation loss
19,357 ft
Max elevation
10,502 ft
TrailRank 
60
Min elevation
2,399 ft
Trail type
One Way
Time
4 days 24 minutes
Coordinates
15286
Uploaded
October 29, 2014
Recorded
October 2014
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near Shirasu, Yamanashi (Japan)

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This was a challenging and interesting traverse of Japan's Southern Alps. It is a variant of the walk described in Lonely Planets Guide to hiking in Japan. The walk included a number of Japans top 100 peaks, woodlands, autumn leaves and river crossings. Mt Ontake could be seen erupting on the horizon. We spent the third night in an Emergency Shelter as typhoon Vongfong passed over. Special thanks to Mat our Japanese speaking guide.

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Takayama-ura

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Bridge

The road back to civilization starts here after much rock hopping and lots of river crossings.

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Kita-dake

Japan's second highest mountain.

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Akaishi-dake

Comments  (7)

  • vgay Jun 8, 2016

    Where to find the map(s) (paper) for this traverse ? Thanks

    Où peut-on trouver la ou les cartes papier pour cette traversée ? Merci

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  • vgay Jun 16, 2016

    Hi, and many thanks

    I've done the same thing but I would like a real paper map, with (if possible) the gps lines. I think it could be this one (https://www.amazon.co.jp/2016/dp/4398763015/ref=dp_ob_title_bk) but I'm not sure

  • vgay Jun 18, 2016

    oh, I just noticed that you added the GPS grid. Can you tell me how you did it and what is the datum used?

    Thank you.

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    marklav Jun 19, 2016

    Hi Vgay, the datum is WGS84, I use a program called oziexplorer to georeference and process. I print on national geographic adventure paper (works in inkjet printer) which waterproof and all but indestructible.

  • vgay Jun 19, 2016

    Thank you. I know oziexplorer, but it's not easy to run it under Linux. I'll try again. Or use your maps :-)

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    Brett Ray Feb 9, 2024

    Easy to do without a guide?

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