Category - Hikes

Hiking write-ups from across Japan

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...

Kawakami Village

Kawahake 川端下 – Kinpu sansou 金峰山荘 . Day 1: Kawakami Village a Rock Climbing and Bouldering Mecca (8 km) This hike starts in Kawakami Village 川上村 Nagano Prefecture with...

Mt. Sengenrei 浅間嶺

Hossawa Falls 払沢の滝 – Mt. Sengenrei 浅間嶺 . Another Great Hike in Hinohara Village Hinohara Village is a popular playground for Tokyoites and includes several noteworthy...

The Best Day Hikes Around Tokyo

Hiking Trails on Tokyo’s Doorstep Given Japan’s mountainous terrain it should come as no surprise that Tokyo’s fringes boast many great hikes. So with that said, it’s...

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...

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