Archive: November 2023

Hijiri-Taki: Okutama’s Sacred Falls

In Search of Little-Visited Falls If a waterfall is indicated on the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) map, excluding a simple ‘O-taki’, there’s a high likelihood that visiting it is a relatively manageable endeavour. There are...

Okuchichibu Grand Traverse 奥秩父主脈縦走

Hiked from Oct 10 to Oct 14, 2023 . Mizugaki-sansou 瑞牆山荘 to Okutama Station 奥多摩駅   This is a long and demanding multi-day hike suitable for experienced hikers. Do not attempt this hike unless you have experience in route-finding. Carry the...

Mt. Iwadono 岩殿山 (Loop Course)

Hiked on Nov 11, 2023 . Oni-no-iwaya 鬼の岩屋 – Mt. Tenjin 天神山 – Mt. Chigootoshi 稚児落し If you wish to avoid the fixed chains, this hike can also be undertaken as an out-and-back hike, or ‘piston’ from Otsuki Station.  ...

Greater Tokyo Area’s Premier Long-Distance Trail

Longitudinal Traverse of the Okuchichibu Mountains Last month, I achieved a long-term goal by completing what I consider to be the best multi-day hike in the Greater Tokyo Area, which I have coined the ‘Okuchichibu Grand Traverse’. The journey...

Mt. Hakutaisan 白泰山

Hiked on Nov 3, 2023 . Hakutaisan 白泰山 – Nozoki-iwa のぞき岩   Do not attempt this hike unless you have experience in route-finding, and make sure you carry a topographic map and handheld GPS device.   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 18.1 km...

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