Hiking in Japan - Planning & Environment (Chapter)
This chapter contains the Route Descriptions, Planning, Environment and History & Culture of Hiking, Majestic Fuji-san and Onsen chapters from Lonely Planet's Hiking in Japan guidebook.
Ponder the natural beauty of this mountainous country on hikes that take you beyond the tourist trail. Read about the locals' long-time connection with the mountains, get advice on routes, planning and Mt Fuji, and then soak your tired muscles in a steaming hot spring.
- choose your own adventure: remote & rugged; pilgrimages; endurance challenges; city escapes or island trails
- myths, religion and Haiku
- climbing tips and the best spots to view Mt Fuji
- etiquette tips on bathing in the hot springs (onsen)
Coverage includes: When to Walk, Costs & Money, Background Reading, Internet Resources, Guides & Group Walks, Environment, Responsible Hiking, The Land, Population, Geography, Volcanoes, Wildlife, National Parks, Environmental Issues, Pilgrimages, Religion, Society & Conduct, Natural History, Mt Fuji-san, Onsen.