An overnight hike to Mt. Miune in Tokushima during early spring.
This is an 8.2km day loop hike starting near Ochiai village in the Iya Valley and finishing at the same location. The hike goal was to reach Mt. Kanbo (寒峰, 1604m) or 'Kampou' as the locals call it and return to our starting location. See below for a full post-hike report and links with information about... Continue Reading →
This 18.5km+ hike to Mt. Tenguzuka* starts and finishes at the Iyashino Hotel and Onsen (いやしの温泉郷) near Nagoro-mura (名頃 aka the Doll Village) in the Iya Valley. The original plan was to hike to Mt. Tenguzuka via Mt. Miune (Day 1), camp at the Okame-iwa Shelter (おかめ岩避難小屋) near Tenguzuka (Day 1) before returning the next... Continue Reading →
This hike to Oku Kuishiyama (奥工石山, 1516m) also Tajikawa Kuishiyama (立川工石山) starts and finishes in Otoyo-cho at the Kuishiyama mountain hut (工石山山荘). Accessing to the mountain hut is by car however it requires driving on dirt/gravel roads for 10km once you pass Tajikawa (立川). During winter the road may be covered in snow and after... Continue Reading →