Cicerone Walking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji: Northern, Central and Southern Alps (Cicerone Walking and Trekking Guides) ペーパーバック – 2019/6/30
Tom Fay is a British writer and teacher based in Osaka, and he has been living in Japan for well over a decade. Growing up in the hills of North Wales, the mountains of Snowdonia were his first outdoor 'love', and he still returns there year after year. He has since hiked and climbed in many places including Scotland, Iceland, China, South Korea, New Zealand, the Himalayas and every corner of Japan. Tom writes about travel and the outdoors for a variety of publications and media outlets, and is the author of a popular guidebook called 'Must-See Japan'. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
Wes Lang has been exploring Japan's mountains since relocating to the country in 2001. In 2008 he became the first American (and one of only a handful of foreigners) to climb the Hyakumeizan, Japan's 100 Famous Mountains. He has since gone on to complete the Kansai Hyakumeizan (100 mountains of the Kansai region) and is currently attempting to climb the highest mountain in each of Japan's 47 Prefectures. He is the founder of Hiking in Japan, a website providing comprehensive hiking information for the Hyakumeizan and beyond. His travels have taken him to the mountains of South Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand and throughout the US. Wes lives in Osaka with his Japanese wife and young daughter.
- 出版社 : Cicerone Pr Ltd (2019/6/30)
- 発売日 : 2019/6/30
- 言語 : 英語
- ペーパーバック : 391ページ
- ISBN-10 : 1852849479
- ISBN-13 : 978-1852849474
- 寸法 : 11.68 x 2.29 x 17.2 cm
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 22,884位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
In the main part of the book, the descriptions of the routes and facilities in each mountain area are elaborate and precise. It must be a great help that names in Japanese language is added to those of the places and facilities in Latin alphabet.
This book should also be recommended to Japanese lovers of hiking and mountain climbing who would like to do their activities abroad. It tells them how mountains are described in English. Because the mountains described in this book are familiar to them, it must be a very good textbook for them and surely help them undersand the descriptions of the mountains abroad.
I found one important point that does not agree to my understanding of practices when trecking in Japan. In the section of “mountain etiquette” on page 37, this book says,”it is good practice to give way to those descending.” However, in Japan it is usually those decending to wait for those coming up if you have enough room to step or stay aside. If not, you should ask the ascending person to wait for you.
This is a small portable book, but, because web-sites are given to various items, the information it can give is enormous.
It lays out in clear detail every aspect of the treks, from travel options and language/cultural tips, to different route options, time frames, ratings of difficulty levels, descriptions of the flora & fauna, etc etc etc, in easy to digest and understand chapters.
Basically, if you're thinking of doing any exploring in the Japan Alps, or just interested in learning more about mountaineering in Japan, I recommend this book over any other resource I've come across.
Very well written, good maps, useful information about towns for basing hikes from.