Why This Japanese Hiking Trail Is Ranked Among The World’s Most Dangerous

One of the most breathtaking and treacherous hiking routes in the world is the Daikiretto Traverse. The trail is located in the Japanese Alps, sometimes referred to as “The Roof of Japan.” In central Japan, this 180-mile-long mountain range runs from north to south. 

This dangerous ridge lies between the impressive peaks of Yarigatake and Okuhotaka-dake. The Daikiretto Traverse is usually crossed as part of the multi-day Kamikochi, Yarigatake and Mt. Hotaka circuit and covers about 2 miles. Despite the relatively short distance, the route is incredibly challenging and features deadly, dangerous drops that can exhaust even the most experienced hikers.

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