An overnight hike to Mt. Miune in Tokushima during early spring.
This is a 5.2km day hike to Mt. Kobiso (小檜曽山, 1550m) starting at Kyobashira pass (京柱峠) in Otoyo-cho (本山町) in Kochi (Shikoku) and finishing at the same place. This hike crosses the prefectural border into Tokushima and gives a great view to Mt Miune, Tenguzuka and the Iya Valley. The Sasa grass covered peak is... Continue Reading →
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 →
The Kurozou Marshland (Kurozou Shitsugen or 黒沢湿原) is a marshland located in the mountains above Miyoshi City. My first impression when driving into the area was that it reminded me of some place I'd been before perhaps in the USA near Yellowstone (although I couldn't quite put my finger on it). Other parts of the... Continue Reading →
"Don't go chasing waterfalls Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to I know that you're gonna have it your way or nothing at all But I think you're moving too fast" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WEtxJ4-sh4 Sure, the song isn't really about waterfalls but the words in the chorus of this classic 90's hit... 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 is an 8km return day hike along a section of the old Tosa Highway (Tosa Kaido 土佐街道) that was used during the Yamato and Meiji Eras to Mt. Sanboujiyama (1,158m). The hike starts in Otoyo, Kochi Prefecture. The hike passes a point where the three prefectures of Kochi, Ehime and Tokushima meet. You also... Continue Reading →