Osaka and Kyoto Prefecture
Tochigi Prefecture / Kogashi-Yama
Known for it's culture and hardcore rock climbers, Japan is an amazing and beautiful country. Mount Fuji is very well know but the rest of the Japanese Alps are a sight to be seen. The amount of rock in Japan is staggering. The most popular areas in the country are generally over used, but there are more than enough areas to go around. There are also many, many areas yet to be made public that are being developed now, with many years of climbing in those areas alone. Japan offers all types of volcanic rock. Routes from 1000 meter alpine lines to 12 meter 5.15's. The bouldering scene is most popular. In the Tokyo area there are over 20 bouldering spots. This has to mainly do with the density of climbers in the Tokyo Prefecture. Many of these bouldering areas contain three to five boulders.
The best way to travel to Japan is to fly into Tokyo Narita Airport.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Japan:
The Prince Route (Fujinomiya + Gotemba) 3rd Trad, Alpine, Grade IV Mt. Fuji : Fuji-san (Mount Fuji Volcan...
Yoshida (Kawaguchiko 5th station) 4th Easy Snow Snow, Alpine, Grade II Mt. Fuji : Fuji-san (Mount Fuji Volcan...
Featured Route For Japan
Cheese Grater V5 International : Japan : ... : Cheese Grater Boulder
Start from a right incut crimp at about head height and a left sidepull a bit higher and left. Move up the arete and right. (Good style would be not using the boulder on the right when you pull the mantle.)...[more] Browse More Classics in International