It is fun strolling around Tokyo and looking for trendy boutiques and three-star
restaurants. We also have numerous fine cultural heritages of the past and scenic spots
well worth visiting. But some of you may want to deviate from these trourist
routes, and see and experience something different.
Let me remind you that nearly 70 % of the area of this country is covered
with forest of varied plant communities, and there are more than 70 volcanoes,
some of which are active. You should know there are lots of woodlands and
park areas waiting for your visit.
However, even if you want to visit such
areas, maybe because of lack of information about how to get to the destination
and where to hike around, you would think that you have no other choice but to
give up your plan and stay within so-called tourist places. Though it may
actually be difficult to climb high mountains, you will be able to visit
foothills and back country if you have enough information on the area you are
This website is primarily a walking guide as well as a
natural history guide for those who would like to enjoy and understand the
diverse nature of this country. To begin with, I would like to choose places you
probably know and introduce you some different perspectives to see them.