: The View
from the Top of Japan
The View from the Top of Japan:
My 2-decade-long quest to scale
the nation's 25 highest peaks
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The View from the Top of Japan
Climbing Mt. Fuji
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"The View from the Top of Japan" book is hot off the press. I've been
toying w/ the idea for at least 9 yrs.,
but in early Sept. 2012 I finally got a (round tuit).
Japan has some of the most spectacular peaks anywhere on the planet and
so it’s only natural that visitors to the country are immediately drawn
to peaks like the iconic Mt. Fuji, the most visited mountain in the
world; the many beautiful peaks of the Northern, Central, &
Southern Japan Alps; as well as the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains
spread throughout the Japanese archipelago.
Being a lifelong climber, the attraction for Japan’s breathtaking
mountains was immediate for me, and so within only 4 short
months of arriving in Japan over 21 years ago, I was standing atop
Fuji-san, the nation’s highest peak.
After becoming firmly hooked on
the exhilarating 360-degree panoramas afforded by Japan’s alpine
country, over the course of the next 2 decades I managed to climb
all of the 29 highest mountains in Japan and 38 of the tallest 50.
To the greatest extent possible, in this book I've
tried to share intimate details of my love affair with Japan’s highest
mountains including pics, trail descriptions, and other useful
info based upon my 2-decade-long climbing experience in Japan.
hiking guide per se, "The View from the Top of Japan" will nonetheless
whet your appetite to the point that you’ll want to hit the Japanese
mountain trails immediately!
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File Size: 2641 KB
Print Length: 145 pages
Published: Sept. 9, 2012
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Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
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Published: Nov. 18, 2012
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What People Are Saying...
my temporary hiatus from all things mountain, it's been great to live
vicariously through your accounts. And to have the honor of being
I especially liked the Happonba-no-koru section - it's not often that
you see photos from that route. They made me question (and not for the
first time) what on earth I was doing up there in winter that time...."
"I just wanted to let you know that I have been thoroughly
book. I particularly like your musings about all that you encounter
the way: those that you climb with, those that you meet along the way,
unique views and scenery, the conditions of facilities, and
the way you cleverly weave Coca-Cola Zero into the stories. I commend you for the great effort you
have made to compile all this information into a handy resource.
Writing a book is a challenge that many people contemplate, but you
deserve special praise for, first, accomplishing something worthy of a
book, and second, demonstrating the perseverance needed over the years
to document, compile, organize, and construct a work that others can
make use of. I still haven't finished, but it has been a delight so
—Michael, Tokyo, Japan
"That's awesome - Congratulations, Gary! I now own it!!! Going to print
it in colour, bind it, and put it on the coffee table. :)"
—Derek, Melbourne, Australia
"REALLY enjoying your book, Gary. I just downloaded it today, and I've
just now finished the Mt. Fuji chapter. Thank you for sharing your
passion for mountain climbing. This is going to be a very special
—Bruce, Mesa, Arizona
"Great, Gary. Now it looks like you will be climbing an even steeper
mountain — publishing. Good luck. Bought it and looking forward to it
on my iPad."
—Chuck, Tokyo, Japan
"Great stuff, Gary, congrats. I just bought the Kindle version."
—Arka, Tokyo, Japan
"It starts off very good, Gary: 'Let's be frank....' That's easy for
me. I downloaded it to my laptop."
—Frank, San Antonio, Texas
"Fantastic, Gary! Congrats....let me grab one and help U to sell it
—Ditas, Tokyo, Japan
"For you climbers out there. Gary has been doing this for years, highly
"Wow. this is ALL so impressive. Not only a really great Texan,
but he managed to scale all of Japan's 25 highest peaks. Well done,
"That's absolutely awesome. I am envious. Great job!!"
—Eric, Tokyo, Japan
"Congratulations, Gary! On the climbs AND the book!"
—Cindy, Tokyo, Japan
"Congratulations, Gary! I don’t have i-gadgets. But when I have one, I
will buy one. :) I like the subtitle."
—Nozomi, Tokyo, Japan
"Go for it, Gary! I'll climb vicariously through you."
—Sam, Bryan, Texas
"This is my cousin Gary J. Wolff. I can't wait to read his book!! I'm
sure it will do well!!!"
—Tish, Belgrade Lakes, Maine
"Hope many people will buy it, Gary!!! We are living in modern times
with hopefully enough modern people buying your book. Interesting
topic, I think."
—Berndt, Tokyo, Japan
"Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment."
—Donald, Kawasaki, Japan
"So happy for you! Way to go!"
—Beverly, Austin, Texas
About the author:
Gary Joe Wolff is a Tokyo-based corporate communications consultant,
university lecturer, and all-round nice guy. From Houston, Texas, USA, Gary earned a
master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas and
worked 12 years as a registered professional transportation engineer
before moving to Tokyo in 1991.
Since then he's been a specialist in intercultural corporate training
for Japanese engineers & managers in preparation for their overseas
assignments, and has taught at over 80 different companies, schools,
Also, for the past 14 years he has been a part-time lecturer of Science
English, Spoken English, and TOEFL/TOEIC Test preparatory classes for
electrical engineering, computer science, & agriculture majors in
the School of Science and Technology at one of Japan's oldest and most
prestigious private universities.
Since his Boy
Scout days, Gary has been passionate about the great outdoors, and
so in his free time, he tries to get up into the spectacular Japan Alps
as often as possible. During the past 2 decades, he has scaled all of
the highest 29 peaks in Japan and 38 of the tallest 50.
Although Gary has published a number of technical and academic papers
during his engineering & teaching careers, "The View from the Top
Japan" is his 1st venture into book publishing.
He has found living in Japan to be a truly fascinating and rewarding
cultural experience, and claims to have at least 3 or 4 more books on
his mind. Stay tuned to Gary's latest updates from Japan on this site's
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