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...

Hossawa Falls

Tokyo’s Famed Hossawa Falls One thing that never fails to amaze me about living in Tokyo is unearthing its hidden natural treasures. Many readers this would be...

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...

Darn Tough Socks Review

A virtually indestructible sock with a lifetime guarantee Let’s talk socks for a minute. If there is one single item in your hiking arsenal apart from your shoes...

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...

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