In 1896 he published his travel journal “Mountaineering and Explorations in the Japanese Alps” which described seven years of adventures in The Japan Alps and introduced them to the world.
A sentence that describes the feelings when W・ Weston saw the Japan Alps for the first time. .
Coming unexpectedly as the prospect did, we were almost startled by its magnificence. The whole of the central and southern part of the chain rose up before us westwards like a great barrier between the broad plain of Matsumoto that lay at our feet, and the lonely province of Hida beyond. Snow-seamed ridges and noble peaks of 10,000 feet and more in height stand up in dark sharp outline against the opalescent sky of the dying day. Yarigatake, the ” Spear Peak,’*’ the Matterhorn of Japan; Jonendake, with its graceful triangular form, that recalls in miniature the Weisshorn, queen of the Pennine Alps; and further southward the massive double-topped Norikura, the ” Saddle mountain,” each arrests the eye with a characteristic profile.
「Mountaineering and Exploration of the Japanese Alps」Walter Weston 1896