Odashirogahara Marshland 小田代原

Ryuzu Falls 竜頭ノ滝 – Odashirogahara 小田代原 – Yumoto Onsen 湯元温泉 . Explore Nikko’s Renowned Marshlands If you’re looking to escape the crowds that converge upon Nikko’s famous sites this hike might be just the panacea. While the hike isn’t particularly long, your biggest obstacle if you plan...

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Mt. Gangaharasuri 雁ヶ腹摺山

Otoge 大峠 – Mt. Gangaharasuri 雁ヶ腹摺山 – Mt. Ubakoyama 姥子山 . Peak Hiking Season Minus the Crowds If your goal is to give the teems of weekend hikers flocking to...

Japanese Vintage Hiking Maps

Vintage Maps that Continue to Soldier on After years of faithfully pointing sightseers in the right direction, these mostly painstakingly hand drawn Japanese hiking maps...

Kozushima: Tako Bay Campground

Discover one of Tokyo’s Hidden Gems Last year I had the good fortune of staying at the Sokodo campground on Hachijojima Island. For a free campground, the facilities...

Mt. Tenjo 天上山

Mt. Tenjo 天上山 . The Japanese Alps of the Pacific Mount Tenjo is located on Kozushima one of the volcanic Izu Islands administered by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government...

Jomon Era: Kaniwa Cave

Hunter-gatherer Cave on a Chichibu Mountainside On a recent outing to the ruins of the former Mitsumine Ropeway in Chichibu, Saitama we spotted what appeared to be a...

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