Category - Hikes

Hiking write-ups from across Japan

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...

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...

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