Is it possible to hike in Japan in early May?
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Is it possible to hike in Japan in early May?

by Karpova
(Russia)

Hi Gary, is it possible to hike in Japan in early May?
January 28, 2012 *************** Sure, Karpova. As long as you don't hike up too high, unless you like hiking on SNOW. :-)
Gary

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Hi Karpova, here's a sad update to your question:
https://www.garyjwolff.com/shirouma-dake-mountain-climbing-accidents.html#12.5.6
May 6, 2012

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Gary! Thank you. I was thinking about easy day hikes like climbing Ryuugatake (竜ヶ岳). Unfortunately it was rain and snow during last 2 weeks in Motosuko (本栖湖) area....
By the way,which site you can suggest with correct weather forecast in Japan? I'm checking www.tenki.jp, http://www.viewweather.com/, & http://www.myweather2.com/Hill-and-Mountain/Japan/Tanigawadake-Tenjindaira.aspx The site tenki.jp says that there is no snow in Ryuugatake area (Motosuko, 本栖湖). At the same time, viewweather.com shows terrible weather in all areas which I was going to visit :( including Motosuko...I'm in depression :( I fly to Tokyo this Monday...

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Karpova, according to this map, http://watchizu.gsi.go.jp/watchizu.html?b=352646&l=1383502, Ryuugatake (竜ヶ岳) is 1485m high, and since it's very near Fuji-san, I'd keep an eye on this page which shows Fuji's weather at the 1000m & 2000m elevations: http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Fuji-san/forecasts/2000

Also, because Ryuugatake is in Yamanashi, before your hike I'd call or visit one of the 1st 4 Fuji-san tourist info centers (they all speak English) in Yamanashi on this page: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/arrange/essential/v_office/v_office.php?pref_id%5B%5D=19

Have a great hike !!
May 7, 2012

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