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Japan Alps Update: COVID-19

The Hiking in Japan website gives regularly updates about the situation in the Japan Alps for hikers. Many huts have reduced capacity, some are closed for the entire duration of the hiking season. So visit their website before you make plans to go to the Alps.

TWMC activities still suspended

Unfortunately, the corona alert level in Ibaraki was raised from 1 to 2 early July and the number of infections are still rising, especially in Tokyo. TWMC committee members discussed about our future plan and decided to postpone the resumption of organizing events given the current situation. We consider that we can start with cycling events or outside meetings depending on the situation, although it seems to be still difficult to hold car-based events. Since personal activities are not restricted, the club is happy to help you go hiking. If you need information regarding hiking area/route/hut/transportation, feel free to ask. There are many restrictions not only due to the corona virus, but also due to rain, volcanos, earthquakes and landslides.... For example, the hiking routes on Mt. Fuji are officially closed this year. Anyway, the rainy season will hopefully end soon!

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The Tsukuba Walking and Mountaineering Club (TWMC) was founded in May 1998 and has already visited many places in Japan like Fuji-san, the North and South Alps and of course Tsukuba-san, to name but a few. Our aim is to provide walks at all levels to give everyone the chance to experience the natural beauty of Japan.

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