I intended to climb Mt Asama the other day, but as I slept in and messed around in the morning I only got my butt to the trailhead around 11am.
I decided to start a separate series of blog posts for those surprisingly not-so-rare moments where I randomly stumble across something epic in the middle of nowhere in Japan. Let's talk about going off the beaten path.
After all the talk about gentle countryside towns and isolated spots, you may be thinking, wait, what?!! You're in a city now?!!
For the previous post on this subject, see here.
I started my new job at a Wildlife Research Centre in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. This organisation is unique in that it works in both conservation and eco-tourism, the tours providing funding for the conservation side (along with few local grants). Nowhere else in the world is this being done, at least not to the same extent as here.