Category - Hikes

Hiking write-ups from across Japan

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 Nikko’s famous sites this hike might be just the panacea. While the hike isn’t particularly long, your biggest obstacle if you plan...

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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...

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...

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