Category - Hikes

Hiking write-ups from across Japan

Mt. Daibosatsu 大菩薩嶺

Mt. Daibosatsu 大菩薩嶺 – Daibosatsu-toge 大菩薩峠 – Tabayama Village 丹波山村 . The Magnificent Vistas of Mt. Daibosatsu For my first excursion to Yamanashi Prefecture I singled...

Mt. Kasamaruyama 笠丸山

Jizoutoge Pass 地蔵峠 – Mt. Kasamaruyama 笠丸山 . A Knife Edge with 360 Degree Views The precipitous peak of Mt. Kasamaruyama 笠丸山 (1,189m) is located in Ueno Mura 上野村 in...

Mt. Kuroyama 黒山

Mt. Bonooreyama 棒ノ峰山 – Mt. Kuroyama 黒山 – Nasaka Pass 名坂峠 . Mt. Bonooreyama Revisited – Southerly Approach This hike once again tackles Mt. Bonooreyama 棒ノ峰山...

Mt. Kumotori 雲取山

Mitsumine Shrine 三峯神社 – Mt. Kumotori 雲取山 – Mt. Mutsuishiyama 六ッ石山 . Ascending the Highest Point in Tokyo Prefecture Situated in the far recesses of Tokyo and bordering...

Mt. Tanzawa 丹沢山

Mt. Tounotake 塔ノ岳 – Mt. Tanzawa 丹沢山 – Mt. Hirugatake 蛭ヶ岳 . Scaling Over the Tanzawa Mountains The allure of traversing Mt. Tanzawa has beckoned me ever since moving to...

Mt. Bonooreyama 棒ノ峰山

Naguri Lake 名栗湖 – Mt. Makinooyama 槙ノ尾山 – Mt. Bonooreyama 棒ノ峰山 . Battling Up The Sengaku Ridge Slap-bang between Shomaru Station (Seibu Chichibu Line) to the north and...

Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山

Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山 – Mt. Mitake 御岳山 . Heading Towards Sunrise Mountain With some light snow falling last night and a forecast for clear skies brought about an...

Mt. Iwatakeishiyama 岩茸石山

Mt. Sogakusan 惣岳山 – Mt. Iwatakeishiyama 岩茸石山 – Mt. Takamizusan 高水山 . Winter Escape On Tokyo’s Door Step Many of the best hikes around Tokyo are situated along the...

Mt. Takao 高尾山

Mt. Kobotoke-Shiroyama 小仏城山 – Sagamiko Station 相模湖駅 . Trudging Through Records Snow Falls to Mt. Takao Mount Takao 高尾山 or as otherwise colloquially known as Takao-san is...

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