Category - Hikes

Hiking write-ups from across Japan

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 the mountains a wide berth, I wholeheartedly recommend this hike. The hike starts near Otsuki Station in Yamanashi Prefecture...

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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...

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...

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