Tag: walking Japan
Nakasendo – Nihonrain Imawatari to Unuma
It’s the routine that kills you. Knowing what’s coming when you step out of the front door. I know what’s down the road and I don’t want to walk it.
Tōkaidō – Walking West From Toyohashi
An uninspiring walk along the Tōkaidō from Toyohashi. Maybe it’s time to ride again.
Walking: The Ise-ji from Takihara to Kii Nagashima
Inspired, I decided to take a walk. Takihara to Kii Nagashima, in Mie prefecture is a mere blip on a map but enough of a challenge to test a walking novice’s resolve.
I took a trip to Kyoto last weekend to meet up with a good friend and published photographer – Sean Lotman.* It’s been a while since I visited Kyoto and in the years that I’ve been away the city has continued to develop into a parody of itself. It’s as if it has turned into…
Nagisodake (南木曽岳) is a hidden secret tucked away behind Magome (馬籠宿) and Tsumago (妻籠宿), probably the two most famous towns on the Nakasendo (中山道) in southwest Nagano. At 1667m and a total distance of just under 7kms it’s not a particularly long hike but it was definitely tough in places. Plenty of rickety steep ladders…
Hiking: Mt. Gozaisho・御在所岳
Mt. Gozaisho – This was our fourth time hiking up there this year, including one snow hike, and there’s every chance it will soon become five when the autumn colours are on full display. We were probably at least a week too early this time to see Mt. Gozaisho’s colours in their full glory but…
Hiking: Mt. Ontake & New Goals・御嶽山
I’ve been cycling ever since I was a kid. When I moved to Japan permanently way back in 2001 I brought my mountain bike with me. This was two weeks before 9/11 so I just turned up at Heathrow Airport with the bike, pedals off, tyres deflated and it went onto the airplane without any…