Tokyo’s 10 Best Mountains

10 Mountains In Tokyo Worth Climbing As this blog approaches its 10th anniversary, it’s time to do what any self-respecting Tokyo hiking blogger would; rate from 1 to 10, Tokyo’s best mountains – specifically the list focuses on mountains...

Mt. Nagasawa 長沢山

Hiked on Nov 12, 2022 . Mitsumine Shrine 三峯神社 – Mt. Shiraiwayama 白岩山 – Mt. Tenso 天祖山     Do not attempt this hike unless you have experience in route-finding and make sure you carry a topographic map and handheld GPS device...

Mt. Kenashi 毛無山

Hiked on Oct 29, 2022 . Mt. Ryugadake 竜ヶ岳 – Hashita-toge – 端足峠 – Mt. Amagadake 雨ヶ岳   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 16.5 km   Elevation change: 1154 metres   Highest point: 1964 metres   Start: Lake Motosu Iriguchi...

Mt. Otakatori 大高取山

Hiked on Sep 16, 2022 . Mt. Nishiyamatakatori 西山高取 – Koroyama-san-taki 黒山三滝 – Koburi Pass 顔振峠   Duration: 6 hours   Distance: 15.7 km   Elevation change: 520 metres   Highest point: 580 metres   Start: Ogose...

THOR 75L Storage Box

Choice Storage Container for your Backpacking Gear Hiking by its very nature almost guarantees that over time you’ll acquire a range of gear that requires a home when not stuffed in a backpack. Easier said than done, until you remember you live in...

Mt. Hiragatake 平ヶ岳

Hiked on Aug 22, 2022 . Mt. Shimodaikura 下台倉山 – Ikeno-dake 池ノ岳 – Tamago-ishi 玉子石   Duration: 12 hours   Distance: 24.6 km   Elevation change: 1326 metres   Highest point: 2141 metres   Start: Takanosu Kogen...

Okutama Summer Camp and BBQ

Spending 24 hours in Nature If one overnight summer camp and BBQ isn’t quite enough, you can always head back for more. That was the maxim I clung on to this week as I again sought refuge from the hustle, bustle, and heat of Tokyo. Camping at 1,000...

Mt. Hotaka 武尊山

Hiked on Aug 7, 2022 . Hotaka-jinja 武尊神社 – Kengamine 剣ケ峰山   Duration: 7.5 hours   Distance: 13 km   Elevation change: 1058 metres   Highest point: 2158 metres   Start: Urami-no-taki carpark   Finish: Urami-no-taki...

Hinohara Sasaone Ridge – Camp and BBQ

Hiked on Jul 25, 2022 . Hibara-toge 日原峠 – Dohyo-dake 土俵岳 – Koyuzuri-toge 小棡峠   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 12.3 km   Elevation change: 813 metres   Highest point: 1098 metres   Start: Shin Sannobashi Bridge Bus Stop...

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