Hokkaido climbing 2016


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lin murphy · Oct 28, 2015 · boulder · Joined Sep 2006 · Points: 15
Looking for partners.

I am planning a trip there in 2016.

I was told June is good, but there seems to be a rainy season then.

I would also like to bike and bird while there, but can arrange thee activities on my own.

Lin in Boulder

vietgoeswest · Oct 28, 2015 · Portland · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 35
I don't know anything about rock climbing in Hokkaido but hiking/backpacking is terrific. It can be a bit rainy in June. If you visit Lake Akan area I highly recommend hiking Mt Meakan and soaking in the onsen after.

lin murphy · Oct 30, 2015 · boulder · Joined Sep 2006 · Points: 15
thanx.

There is rock climbing, but I don't have beta.

I'd like to climb and hike and do some birding

Jeremy in Inyokern · Oct 30, 2015 · Inyokern · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 3
vgw wrote:...I highly recommend ...soaking in the onsen after.
FYI if you have visible tattoos you will not be welcome in the onsen.

Shiho · Oct 30, 2015 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 35
Jeremy in Inyokern wrote: FYI if you have visible tattoos you will not be welcome in the onsen.
It is true however, if tattoos are small enough to be covered with a bandage, you are good to go.

BTW, I went to Japan a few years ago and found few partners on rockclimbing.com. I was in Tokyo area so it may be little different but maybe it's worth a shot. Good luck! Japan is beautiful and worth a visit. (I am biased for I am Japanese. I wish I could go with you!) Oh and yes, June is really rainy there. Don't know anything about birding seasons in Japan, but there are pikas in Hokkaido :)

Jeremy in Inyokern · Oct 30, 2015 · Inyokern · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 3
Japan Climbers are...fun.

Shiho · Oct 30, 2015 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 35
Jeremy in Inyokern wrote:Japan Climbers are...fun.
Are we? Tell me more.
I climbed with bunch of people from all over the world and that was super cool, but I didn't have a chance to climb with Japanese climbers.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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