Hiking GearRecommended gear for summer hiking

Oze Hiking Carrying Essentials List

Check in advance that you haven’t forgotten anything!

  • Hiking shirt
  • Hiking pants
  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Warm clothes/jacket
  • Hiking shoes/boots
  • Gaitors
  • Trekking poles
  • Spare clothes
  • Rain jacket&pants
  • Backpack
  • Backpack cover
  • Headlamp
  • Spare batteries
  • Bear bell
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Map
  • Compass
  • Food/snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Folding umbrella
  • Garbage bag
  • Emergency blanket
  • Emergency first aid kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Wallet
  • Towel
  • Toiletries

Hiking shoes/boots

Those walking around Ozegahara Marsh and Lake Ozenuma, and mountains in the league of 2000m such as Mt. Hiuchi, should wear waterproof, high-cut hiking shoes with a good tread. Low-cut sneakers can slip and are very dangerous.

Rain jacket&pants

Japan has a rainy season, and it often rains outside the rainy season. Clouds develop in the afternoon on high mountains in summer, and you may suddenly be caught in a downpour. If you get completely drenched your body may chill and lose the ability to function. Rain wear is essential in the mountains in Japan.

Warm clothes/jacket

The latest down wear is compact and easy to store, as well as warm. Prepare down jackets as both inner and outerwear for spring and fall. An innerwear down vest is practical for summer. Go for a synthetic fiber down that is rain resistant.