Hiking, Japan, Japanese Alps, Travel

The Japanese Alps|Norikura|Part 2

“ The Norikura valley is particularly lovely in July because of the wild daisies that grow for miles under the shadow of the majestic mountain. The fleeting clouds bring scattered showers which in turn, keeps the air mild, crisp and pleasant. On a clear day, one can see the towering peaks of Mount Yari and Mount Hotaka - two of the most sacred mountains. ”

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Japan, Japanese Alps, Travel

The Japanese Alps|Kamikochi|Part 1

“ The area in and around the Kamikochi valley was formed as a result of the eruption of Mount Yake in 1915. It is a popular hiking destination and sees visitors from all over the world. The Japanese are very good hikers and greet you a friendly 'Kunichiwa' along with a polite nodding of the head. By mid-afternoon, it had started to drizzle and the Azusa river looked greener than ever. ”