Category - Hikes

Hiking write-ups from across Japan

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 hampered by rain and cloud so this time round I was yearning for clearer skies. Rather than starting from the Kitayatsugatake Ropeway...

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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...

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 Marshland 尾瀬ケ原

Ozegahara Marshland 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...

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...

Mt. Kitayokodake 北横岳

Futagoike 双子池 – Mt. Kitayokodake 北横岳 . Exploring the Top End of the Yatsugatake Mountains In the late summer the weather is at best changeable, strike it lucky and...

Takamiiwa Rock 鷹見岩

Dainichi-goya 大日小屋 – Takamiiwa Rock 鷹見岩 . One of the Finest Views in the Chichibu Tama Kai NP The main driver behind this hike was less about putting in a lot of...

Mt. Tengudake 天狗岳

Honzawa Onsen 本澤温泉 – Mt. Tengudake 天狗岳 – Shibunoyu 渋の湯 . Enjoy Some of Yatsugatake Best Hiking This hike is almost a reverse offering of my previous trip to...

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