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Hiking write-ups from across Japan

Mt. Odake 大岳山

Mt. Odake 大岳山 – Nokogiriyama 鋸山 . One of the Three Famous Peaks of Okutama This hike introduces Mt. Odake 大岳山 another of the three famous peaks of Okutama along with Mt...

Mt. Jinba 陣馬山

Mt. Jinba 陣馬山 – Meio-toge 明王峠 – Mt. Magoyama 孫山 . A White Concrete Horse and 360 Degree Views from Mt. Jinba Escaping the crowds isn’t something that can be easily...

Mt. Oyama 大山

Oyama Afuri Jinja 大山阿夫利神社 – Mt. Oyama 大山 . Spring Weather Delights on Mt. Oyama Mt. Oyama 大山 is a sacred mountain whose close proximity to Tokyo and Yohohama means it’s...

Mt. Ougiyama 扇山

Mt. Ougiyama 扇山 – Mt. Momokurasan 百蔵山 . Two Prodigious Views of Mt. Fuji Clear winter skies provide exquisite views of the Japanese Alps which are often masked in a...

Mt. Mito 三頭山

Mt. Iyo イヨ山 – Mt. Nukazasu ヌカザス山 – Mt. Mito 三頭山 . From a Floating Bridge to Mountain Top Along with Mt. Kumotori and Mt. Odake, Mt. Mito三頭山 is one of the...

Mt. Ryokami 両神山

Hinata Ooya 日向大谷 – Mt. Ryokami 両神山 . A Scared Mountain with Prodigious Views Mt. Ryokami is a sacred mountain situated on the northern border of the Chichibu Tama...

Mt. Kinpu 金峰山

Mt. Kinpu 金峰山 – Mt. Kobushi 甲武信ヶ岳 . Rocky Escarpments and Lofty Views from Mt. Kinpu As one of the premier hiking spots in the Kanto region Mt. Kinpu certainly didn’t...

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...

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