Hiking in Japan - Chubu (Chapter)
This is the Chubu chapter from Lonely Planet's Hiking in Japan guidebook.
Easily the country's most popular hiking region, Chubu extends from Kyoto to Tokyo and features the North, Central and South regions of the Japan Alps. All 21 of Japan's 3000m-plus peaks and half of its 100 Famous Mountains are here, plus a stunning array of hiking tracks, mountain huts and hot springs.
- share a breath-taking sunrise with other hikers atop Kita-dake in the South Alps, Japan's second highest peak
- relax in Kamikōchi after descending from Oku-hotaka-dake (3190m), the third highest peak in Japan
Coverage includes: Climate, Planning, Gateways, Getting to/from the Hikes, South Alps, Kita-dake to Hijiri-dake, Yatsu-Ga-Take, Aka-dake Traverse, Central Alps, Kiso-koma-ga-take & Utsugi-dake, Ontake-San, Ontake-san Traverse, North Alps, Tate-yama & Tsurugi-dake, Tate-yama to Kamikochi, Kamikochi-Yari-Hotaka Circuit, Shirouma-dake to Ogisawa, Myoko Range, Myōkō-san & Hiuchi-yama, Haku-San National Park, Haku-san, Towns & Facilities.