Category - Hikes

Hiking write-ups from across Japan

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...

Mt. Tenran 天覧山

Mt. Tenran 天覧山 – Mt. Tonosu 多峯主山 . A Great Spot to Enjoy Natural Surroundings in Saitama Located at what might be considered the commutable edge of Tokyo, Hanno...

Mt. Hodosan 宝登山

Mt. Hodosan 宝登山 . Family Friendly Hike in Nagataro, Saitama Nagatoro along the with Iwadatami Rocks is arguably one the best sightseeing locales in Chichibu, Saitama...

The Yatsugatake Mountains

Splendid Backdrop Scaling Yatsugatake Mountains Last summer near perfect conditions provided an excellent opportunity to take a three day hike over the Yatsugatake...

Mt. Kentoku 乾徳山

Kougen Hut 高原ヒュッテ – Mt. Kentoku 乾徳山 – Mt. Douman 道満山 . Spectacular 360-degree Panorama from Mount Kentoku If there was ever a mountain sorely overlooked in Kyuya...

Mt. Obora 大洞山

Shougen Toge 将監峠 – Mt. Obora 大洞山 – Sanjounoyu 三条の湯 . Golden Week Hikers on Mass While Golden Week in Japan tends to correspond with some of year’s best weather the...

Mt. Koubou 弘法山

Mt. Gongen 権現山 – Mt. Koubou 弘法山 . Family Oriented Hike in the Mount Oyama Foothills Located in the foothills south of Mount Oyama this family oriented hike is only...

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