Category - Hikes

Hiking write-ups from across Japan

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...

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...

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