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For experienced hikers seeking a challenge, here are some beautiful trails to consider. These hikes are known for their technical difficulty, strenuous terrain, or a combination of both. All of them are incredible with beautiful views and scenery. Enjoy!


Best Difficult Hikes in Japan


Some of these hikes are dangerous, exposed and only for experienced climbers. Many of them require the use of chains, ladders and upper body strength and you should only walk them in good weather and once the snow has melted (July to mid October).

Also compare the elevation gain and distance to hikes you have previously walked and don't forget to check the times for sunrise and sunset. Japanese mountain huts expect you to arrive by 3pm at the latest.

Lastly don't forget to bring a helmet and gloves for better grip on the chains.

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