Mount Tsurumi in Beppu

Mount Tsurumi, an ancient volcano, is an unmistakable geological landmark of the region of Beppu. The summit of the mountain is accessible by the Kintetsu Beppu Ropeway. Many small shrines are located around the summit but the main attraction is, without any doubt, the amazing view of the bay of Beppu.

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Country: Japan
Area : area
Prefecture : Ōita-ken
City : Beppu-shi
District : Higashiyama
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Hakuba in Summer

Hakuba is a famous ski resort of the Northern Japanese Alps in Nagano prefecture. In 1998, the ski competitions of the Nagano Olympics were held at the Hakuba ski resort. Other than ski in winter, the Hakuba resort offers a magnificent mountain scenery with famous mountains such as the Kashima-Yarigatake and mount Yarigatake. It can serve as an elevated starting point to some serious hikes in the Northern Japanese Alps.

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Country: Japan
Area : Chubu area
Prefecture : Nagano-ken
City : Hakuba-mura
District : Hokujō
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Japanese mountain experience: climbing Kashima-Yarigatake

We started the hike at a trail-head located close to the departure point of the Kanden Tunnel Trolleybus Continue reading Japanese mountain experience: climbing Kashima-Yarigatake

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Country: Japan
Area : Chubu area
Prefecture : Nagano-ken
City : Ōmachi-shi
District : Taira
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Mount Kurofu, fantastic view of Mount Asama

Here it is, my second panorama on GaijinGoJapan! This one is taken again in the beautiful mountains of Nagano prefecture. The main feature of the panorama is Mount Asama Continue reading Mount Kurofu, fantastic view of Mount Asama

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Area : Chubu area
Prefecture : Nagano-ken
City : Komoro-shi
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Mount Mushikura (虫倉山)

Mount Mushikura is located in Nagano prefecture, slightly West of the town of Nagano. Its name stands for crowded (kura) with insects (mushi). Fortunately, at the time of our ascent (28 of April 2013), there were no bugs bothering us. The only living being we saw were cute salamanders in a nearby stream. Continue reading Mount Mushikura (虫倉山)

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Country: Japan
Area : Chubu area
Prefecture : Nagano-ken
City : Nagano-shi
District : Nakajōmiyamasa
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Tenjindaira with Yamamoto family

The ski season was soon over but didn’t plan to ski anyway. We took the chairlift from Doaiguchi station to Tenjindaira station only to admire the scenic view of the surrounding mountains.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Gunma-ken
City : Minakami-machi
District : Yubiso
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Kankakei Gorge

Ironically, while writing on the Kankakei Gorge, I have no good photos of the gorge, which was quite impressive but the view of Shodoshima from the summit was really worth the trip by itself. There was some stormy weather coming on us while on the summit so we couldn’t safely take the cable-car back down. Instead, the transport company shuttled us down in a minivan at no additional fee, that’s Japanese service!

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Country: Japan
Area : Shikoku area
Prefecture : Kagawa-ken
City : Shōdoshima-chō
District : Kankakedōri
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