Category - Hikes

Hiking write-ups from across Japan

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...

Mt. Nokogiri 鋸山

Mt. Nokogiri 鋸山 – Jigoku Nozoki 地獄のぞき . An Intriguing History Makes Mount Nokokgiri a Wonderful Day Out Whilst dwarfed by nearby Mount Atago 愛宕山 (408 m) the...

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...

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