Category - Hikes

Hiking write-ups from across Japan

Mt. Gozenyama 御前山

Mt. Gozenyama 御前山 – Mt. Sasuzawayama サス沢山 . Splendid Autumn Hues Impress on this Lesser Walked Mountain Trail With the autumn weather arguably at its finest this...

Mt. Buko 武甲山

Mt. Buko 武甲山 . Mt. Buko’s Scarred Facade Unmasks an Impressive Backdrop My first glimpse of Mount Buko’s chiselled veneer was on the way to Mount Kumotori last...

Karisaka Toge 雁坂峠

Karisaka Toge 雁坂峠 – Mt. Suisyoyama 水晶山 – Mt. Koreisan 古礼山 . Little Used Hiking Course Meets a Famous Mountain Pass This hike spans both Saitama and Yamanashi Prefectures...

Mt. Okuratakamaru 大蔵高丸

Mt. Okuratakamaru 大蔵高丸 – Mt. Hamaiba ハマイバ丸 . One of Yamanashi’s 100 Revered Mountains The original plan for this hike was to finish at Sasago Station on the JR...

Yatsugatake 八ヶ岳

Mt. Akadake 赤岳 – Mt. Yokodake 横岳 – Mt. Ioudake 硫黄岳 . Kanto’s Adventure Playground – Yatsugatake The eight main peaks which make up the Yatsugatake Renpo...

Nishizawa Gorge

Nishizawa Keikoku Bus Stop 西沢渓谷入口 – Nanatsugama Godan Falls 七ツ釜五段の滝 . Emerald Waters of the Nishizawa Gorge In the Kanto region there are few places more beautiful than...

Mt. Mizugaki 瑞牆山

Mizugaki-sansou 瑞牆山荘 – Mt. Mizugaki 瑞牆山 . Jutted Granite Towers and Splendid Views from Mt. Mizugaki Mt. Mizugaki with its precipitous granite crags is a popular hyaku...

Mt. Honita 本仁田山

Mt. Kobutaka コブタカ山 – Mt. Honita 本仁田山 . A Summer Hike to Mt. Honita The hike to Mt. Honita is usually combined as part of a longer walk to Mt. Kawanori however given the...

Mt. Takanosu 鷹ノ巣山

Mt. Takanosu 鷹ノ巣山 – Mt. Kayanoki 榧ノ木山 – Mt. Kurato 倉戸山 . Breathtaking Views and Tranquillity at Mt. Takanosu Mt. Takanosu has long held a special affinity for those...

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