Hiking in Japan - Tohoku (Chapter)
This is the Tohoku chapter from Lonely Planet's Hiking in Japan guidebook.
Tohoku's unspoilt natural scenery remains much as it was in the time of 17th-century poet and zen philosopher Basho. Regular earthquakes in the region can make you feel like you're living life on the edge but, hey, that's part of its appeal. Not to mention the fact that it has Japan's best hiking routes...
- walk in the footsteps of Japan's mountain pilgrims across the sacred peaks of Dewa Sanzan
- capture stunning views from the rocky peaks of coastal volcanoes such as Iwaki-san and Chō kai-san
Coverage includes: History, Climate, Planning, Gateways, Getting to/from the Hikes, Bandai-Asahi National Park, Bandai-san, Dewa Sanzan, Zao Quasi-National Park, Zao-san, Cho Kai Quasi-National Park, Chokai-san, Towada Hachimantai National Park, Akita Koma-ga-dake, Hachimantai, Hakkoda-san, Tsugaru Quasi-National Park, Iwaki-san, Towns & Facilities.