Japan offers a wide range of climbing from bouldering to alpine style multi pitch routes on various rock types and for all seasons.
The climbing is split in sport and trad climbing and there are spots to climb all year round, from sea cliffs to higher altitude spots in all grades. The climbing community is very active but also very Japanese which means that for foreigners it is sometimes hard to find information.
Some spots have access issues as many spots near crowded places elsewhere. So please ensure you follow the recommendations of local climbers and behave responsibly.
There`s not a lot of information about climbing in Japan in English. Much of the information is only available in Japanese - or of course here on theCrag!
The Japan Free Climbing Association (http://freeclimb.jp/seibi/seibi.htm) is a good point of contact and there is a set of 5 guidebooks (all in Japanese) and an alpine guide book in English available covering all of Japan and its thousands of sport and trad routes and boulders.
Did you know that you can create an account to record, track and share your climbing ascents? Thousands of climbers are already doing this.
Check out what is happening in Japan.