Where to go on my 9-day non-looping hike?
by Nicolas Duchene
Great site you've got running here!
I'm doing an internship in Tokyo over the summer, and I am currently planning a hiking trip.
I think that I can get myself about 9 days off (during the vacation week in August).
I am currently checking out the possible runs, and so far I've only found the Daisetzu grand traverse in the sources I've encountered.
Your adventures suggest that there may be a better alternative than the traverse.
I am basically looking for a non-looping hike across a range (or a few).
I want to get the best out of the alpine experience in Nihon!
However, I don't have any climbing equipment (harness, etc...). I do have : a tent, water pack, good boots, clothes etc...
So I'm set for hiking and camping.
Would you have any suggestions for me? I'm sure there are places that are closer to the Tokyo area, but I don't mind taking a plane or the train (I did consider going to Hokkaido :)).
I could even buy a train pass to do a few ranges in different areas.
Anyways, I'm not afraid of spending a little money on this adventure!
Oh and I am in peak condition right now, and have had quite a bit of experience in the mountains (although not nearly as much as you!).
Thanks a million for any tips!