Category - Hikes

Hiking write-ups from across Japan

Mount Takao: A Summit Bereft of Visitors

Early Morning Summit Assault on Tokyo’s Finest Even in shoddy weather Mount Takao sees a hefty share of day-trippers while on good days the summit can get so jam packed as to make you wish you hadn’t bothered. Today’s mission was to find out if it’s within the realms of possibility to...

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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...

Shirayanomaru 白谷丸

Kurotake 黒岳 – Shirayanomaru 白谷丸 . Wild Camping at its Finest For superb mountain climbing close to Tokyo, it’s hard to go past the ranges neighbouring Mt...

Mt. Kawanori 川乗山

Hyakuhiro Waterfall 百尋の滝 – Mt. Kawanori 川乗山 . Near Perfect Weather for Climbing one of Okutama’s Finest It’s been a work in progress, but I finally got...

Karataki Waterfall 唐滝

Karataki Waterfall 唐滝 . Enjoy Quiet Contemplation at Hachijo-jima’s Highest Waterfall What Hachijo-jima lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in unspoilt nature...

Hachijo-fuji 八丈富士山

Hachijo-fuji 八丈富士山 . A Sea-to-Summit Assault to the Top of the Izu Islands Highest Peak Located on a remote volcanic island in the Izu archipelago, finds the rather...

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