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Old 05-14-2009, 12:11 PM
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Help! Going to Japan


I'm leaving for Japan on the 17th, and I will be there for 12 days. I'm flying in via Kansai INTL and planing on staying around the Kansai region, with maybe one side trip to Tokyo. I can only take a carry on with me ( my sis has been there for a year and she wants to send 100lb of luggage back home with me ) so I am hoping to pack pretty darn light.

The weather forecast says mid 70's during the day, and mid 50's at night, with high humidity 24/7. I usually backpack in the California Mountains, and I always carry long johns, a heaver gortex layer, rain pants/shirt, and a extra navy issued fleece jacket. Now I lived in Orlando Florida for a summer and even though it was wet all the time I could walk around in my undies and sleep naked it was so dang hot/humid.

Should I ditch all my cold weather gear for this trip? Has anyone hiked in the yoshino-kumano national park before? Can I get away with a tarp, footprint, upscale emergency blanket, and an umbrella?

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