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InsideJapan Tours’ intrepid tour leader, Steve Parker, is a keen mountain walker and with Japan being made up of mountains (70% of the country is mountainous), it’s the perfect place for him. Having taken people around Japan for quite a few years now, he designed a tour that he wanted to do and in July this year, the “Historic Mountain Trails” tour took on Tokyo, the Nakasendo Way, the beautiful but unforgiving Japanese Alps, conquered Mt Fuji along with a slice of culture in Kyot, the castle city of Matsumoto and soaked in the hot springs of Hakone. The tour is not exactly a stroll in the hills, but includes some pretty serious hikes with plenty of breath-taking scenery. So in Steve’s own words and pictures, here’s the Historic Mountain Trails….