Hiking Japanese mountains in the winter
by Stan Garus
I have never been to Japan, I would like to come over this year (2018.) I am experience hiker and mountain climber. Would like to hike, not climb. I am fascinated by the view of Japanese mountains in the snow. Would I have enough mountains to hike in a month in December ? It wouldn't be boring ?
If I come in the end of the year I can have 5 weeks vacation.
I also would like to spent few night in the Ryokan, maybe with the hot water springs. So if I can combine both hiking and staying in small towns, villages in a Ryokan that would be perfect. And ideally if I can combine visiting mountains with sea small towns that would be even better.
I tried to find a book in English to help to find all this great places. I notice your book "The View from the top of Japan", maybe this will be a good start.