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...

Tokyo Walks: Along the Tamagawa Josui

A Nature Fix Without Leaving the City With Tokyo in the grip of the worst June heatwave since 1875 means hiking nearer to the city will have to take a back seat thanks to the searing sun, sky-high temps, and pea-soup humidity. As I write, central...

Mt. Sekiro 石老山

Hiked on Jun 18, 2022 . Daimyojin Observation Deck 大明神展望台 – Lake Sagami 相模湖   Duration: 4 hours   Distance: 9.3 km   Elevation change: 474 metres   Highest point: 694 metres   Start: Pleasure Forest-mae Bus Stop   Finish: Pleasure Forest-mae...

Kurodake 黒岳

Hiked on May 24, 2022 . Jinzasan 神座山 – Mt.Shakagatake 釈迦ヶ岳 – Shindo Pass 新道峠   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 18.4 km   Elevation change: 1028 metres   Highest point: 1793 metres   Start: Himine jinja mae Bus Stop  ...

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