Category - Hikes

Hiking write-ups from across Japan

Shikinejima Coastal Hike

Tojinzushiro 唐人津城 – Kanbiki Lookout 神引展望台 . Enjoy the Beautiful Kamanoshita Coast At only 3 km long by 2.5 km wide Shikinejima is one of the smaller Izu Islands, but what it lacks in size, it makes up with sizeable pockets of pristine nature. Like last year’s Mt. Tenjo hike on nearby Kozushima...

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Mt. Karasawa 涸沢岳

Kamikochi 上高地 – Karasawa 涸沢 – Mt. Karasawa 涸沢岳 . Autumn Colours and Incredible Views There’s a good reason Kamikochi consistently ranks as one of the...

Kita-dake 北岳

Hirogawara 広河原 – Kita-dake 北岳 . Climbing Japan’s 2nd Highest Mountain Along with claiming the title of Japan’s second highest peak, Kita-dake is blessed with...

Mt. Tateshina 蓼科山

Mt. Tateshina 蓼科山 – Ogawaratoge Pass 大河原峠 – Mugikusa Pass 麦草峠 . Climbing the Biggest Mountain Top in Japan Hopes of climbing Mt. Tateshina last year were...

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...

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...

Oze Marsh 尾瀬ケ原

Ozegahara Marsh 尾瀬ケ原 – Lake Oze 尾瀬沼 – Sanpei Pass 三平峠 . Kanto Hiking at its Finest As Japan’s 29th and most recently designated National Park – the beauty of...

Mt. Kobushigatake 甲武信ヶ岳

Moukidaira 毛木平 – Mt. Kobushigatake 甲武信ヶ岳 – Jumonjitouge Pass 十文字峠 . Tackling Mt. Kobushi from the Nagano Side This hike follows a well-worn trail to Mt...

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