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Togakushi (Nagano)

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Metis Travel Japan is a destination management company (DMC) based in Japan and brings together a team of passionate professionals who specialise in mountain tours (walking, trekking, hiking) and other soft adventure activities. We have extensive expertise in what we do and want to share unique experiences through our tours, we are honored to operate as a  DMC with tour operators all over the world and look forward to creating a magical experience. Japan is waiting to be discovered!

 
 

Mount Togakushi lies a mere 20 kilometers north-west of Nagano city. Standing 1,904m tall and covered in ancient forest, it is perhaps most well known for the Togakushi Shrine located in the foothills.

Kyoto prefecture is located in the south of the mainland, with its capital city (Kyoto) nestled in a picturesque basin surrounded on three sides by mountains. As it was Japan’s capital for over 1,000 years, Kyoto is synonymous with traditional Japanese culture and cuisine.

 

The Kiso area is located in the mountainous Nagano Prefecture and famously includes a length of the Nakasendo (central mountain route) trail – one of the Five Routes of the Edo period. These routes were travelled by feudal lords making their annual visit to the capital of Edo (Tokyo). 

 

Yakushima is a subtropical, mountainous island in Japan’s southern Kagoshima prefecture. Its unique terrain, climate and ancient cedar forests have seen it become listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Despite a small circumference, Yakushima is home to a number of large mountains almost 2,000 meters tall. Because of this, rainfall is very common as is snowfall on the peaks in winter.

Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest peak at 3,776 meters and is worshipped as one of the three sacred mountains in the country. Towering over the surrounding Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures, the awesome symmetry of Mount Fuji can be enjoyed from many locations in the area; on a clear day, it can even be seen from the Tokaido line Shinkansen and 100 kilometres away in Tokyo.

 

Situated in the mountains of northern Honshu, Shirakami Sanchi is a wilderness area listed as one of Japan’s four Natural UNESCO World Heritage properties. It is the last, best relic of the virgin beech forests that once covered the mountains of northern Japan. 

 

Kamikochi is a slender basin within the remote Chubu Sangaku National Park of Nagano’s Northern Japan Alps. Running 15 kilometres along the Azasu river, the area is renowned for its beautiful, clear waters, riverside forests and the surrounding rocky mountains. 

Hakone is located in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than 2 hours south-west of Tokyo at the base of Mt. Fuji. The proximity to the capital and the abundance of hot springs have made it a popular resort destination among locals and tourists alike. 

 

With some of the highest snowfall and finest powder to be found in Japan, as well as nine resorts, 135 lifts and over 200 runs, it’s no surprise that Hakuba is one of the nation’s top winter sport destinations. Nestled in the Northern Alps of the Nagano prefecture, Hakuba is easily accessible from Tokyo, Nagoya and even Kansai. 

 

Kumano is a coastal area in the southernmost part of Honshu with spiritual roots in Japanese history. As far back as the 9th century, worshippers have traversed this densely forested peninsula via a web of walking trails, called Kumano Kodo, which connect the ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto to the worship sites.

Kanazawa is the capital of the Ishikawa prefecture located on the west-coast of Japan’s main island. It is framed by ocean, Alps, National parks and rivers, making it visually diverse with many stunning areas to explore.

 
 

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Metis Travel Japan is a destination management company (DMC) based in Japan and brings together a team of passionate professionals who specialise in mountain tours (walking, trekking, hiking) and other soft adventure activities.

 
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