Category - Hikes

Hiking write-ups from across Japan

Mt. Tenmoku 天目山

Mt. Bonomine 棒ノ峰山 – Mt. Sobatsubu 蕎麦粒山 – Mt. Tenmoku 天目山 . Some of the Finest Mountain Hiking in Tokyo This lesser hiked trail follows the Nagasawa ridgeline 長沢背稜 which forms part of the boundary between Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture. South of the range falls into Okutama while north of...

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Tsuzuraiwa Rock つづら岩

Tenguno Falls 天狗の滝 – Tsuzuraiwa Rock つづら岩 – Fujimidai 富士見台 . Hike Amidst Tokyo’s Hidden Forests If you’re looking to dip a toe into the local hiking scene...

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...

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...

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