50 Kanto High Peaks and Counting…

A Guide to Mountains in the Kanto Region

The Kanto Region which includes Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, and Kanagawa contains many of the most popular hiking trails in Japan. Whilst the following list is a work in progress, it aims to provide a summary of recommended mountains to hike around Kanto. Please check back for future updates.

Name of Mountain (Highest – Lowest) Elevation (metres) Difficulty 1 – 7 (1 least difficult) Length of Hike Typical Hike Time PHOTO
Mt. Akadake 赤岳 2899 m 6 25 km 3 days
Yokodake 横岳 2829 m 6 25 km 3 days
Mt. Ioudake 硫黄岳 2760 m 6 25 km 3 days Mt. Ioudake summit
Mt. Tengudake 天狗岳 2640 m 5 17.3 km 3 days Tengudake in background
Mt. Kinpu 金峰山 2595 m 6 26 km 3 days
Mt. Kokushigatake 国師ヶ岳 2591 m 6 26 km 3 days Mt. Kokushigatake summit
Nakayama 中山 2496 m 5 17.3 km 3 days
Mt. Sanpo 三宝山 2483 m 5 23.8 km 3 days
Mt. Kobushigatake 甲武信ヶ岳 2475 m 6 26 km 3 days
Mt. Kitayokodake 北横岳 2472 m 4 21 km 3 days
Mt. Tokusa 木賊山 2468 m 6 26 km 3 days
Mt. Mizugaki 瑞牆山 2230 m 4 7 km 5.5 hours
Mt. Oyama 大山 2225 m 5 23.8 km 3 days
Mt. Futago 双子山 2223 m 4 21 km 3 days
Mt. Suisyoyama 水晶山 2158 m 5 24 km 3 days
Mt. Koreisan 古礼山 2112 m 5 24 km 3 days
Takamiiwa Rock 鷹見岩 2092 m 3 9.3 km 3 days
Karisaka Toge 雁坂峠 2082 m 5 24 km 3 days
Mt. Obora 大洞山 2069 m 7 35.5 km 3 days Mt. Obora hike
Mt. Daibosatsu 大菩薩嶺 2056 m 4 23 km 2 days
Mt. Kentoku 乾徳山 2031 m 5 11 km 2 days
Mt. Kumotori 雲取山 2017 m 6 31 km 2 days
Mt. Koganezawa 小金沢山 2014 m 4 16.3 km 2 days
Mt. Ushiokunogangaharasuri 牛奥ノ雁ヶ腹摺山 1990 m 4 16.3 km 2 days
Mt. Kurotake 黒岳 1987 m 4 16.3 km 2 days
Kawakomozawa 川胡桃沢ノ頭 1940 m 4 16.3 km 2 days
Shirayanomaru 白谷丸 1920 m 4 20.3 km 2 days
Daibosatsu-toge 大菩薩峠 1897 m 4 23 km 2 days
Mt. Gangaharasuri 雁ヶ腹摺山 1874 m 5 22.5 km 2 days
Mt. Okuratakamaru 大蔵高丸 1781 m 4 16.2 km 2 days
Mt. Maeshiraiwayama 前白岩山 1776 m 6 31 km 2 days
Sanpei Pass 三平峠 1770 m 3 24.3 km 2 days
Mt. Nanatsuishiyama 七ッ石山 1757 m 6 31 km 2 days
Mt. Hamaiba ハマイバ丸 1752 m 4 16.2 km 2 days
Mt. Takanosu 鷹ノ巣山 1736 m 4 14 km 2 days
Mt. Ryokami 両神山 1723 m 5 12 km 7 hours
Mt. Hirugatake 蛭ヶ岳 1673 m 5 23 km 2 days
Mt. Tanzawa 丹沢山 1567 m 5 23 km 2 days
Mt. Gangaharasuri 雁ヶ腹摺山 1874 m 5 22.5 km 2 days
Mt. Mito 三頭山 1531 m 4 8.5 km 5 hours
Kirimogamine 霧藻ヶ峰 1523 m 6 31 km 2 days Mt. Kirimogamine summit
Mt. Gangaharasuri 雁ヶ腹摺山 1874 m 5 22.5 km 2 days
Mt. Tounotake 塔ノ岳 1491 m 5 23 km 2 days
Mt. Kayanoki 榧ノ木山 1485 m 4 14 km 2 days
Mt. Gozenyama 御前山 1405 m 3 10 km 5 hours
Mt. Kawanori 川乗山 1363 m 5 14.2 km 6 hours
Mt. Douman 道満山 1314 m 5 11 km 2 days
Mt. Buko 武甲山 1304 m 4 15.5 km 6 hours
Mt. Odake 大岳山 1266 m 3 10.5 km 5.5 hours
Mt. Oyama 大山 1252 m 3 7.5 km 4 hours
Mt. Honita 本仁田山 1224 m 3 9.4 km 5 hours
Mt. Kasamaruyama 笠丸山 1189 m 2 4.5 km 4 hours
Mt. Kurato 倉戸山 1189 m 4 14 km 2 days
Mt. Nukazasu ヌカザス山 1175 m 4 8.5 km 5 hours
Mt. Ougiyama 扇山 1138 m 4 13.5 km 6 hours
Mt. Momokurasan 百蔵山 1003 m 4 13.5 km 6 hours
Mt. Iyo イヨ山 979 m 4 8.5 km 5 hours
Mt. Bonooreyama 棒ノ峰山 969 m 5 12 km 6 hours
Mt. Makinooyama 槙ノ尾山 945 m 5 12 km 6 hours
Mt. Sengenrei 浅間嶺 903 m 2 8 km 4 hours
Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山 902 m 4 16 km 6 hours
Mt. Jinba 陣馬山 857 m 3 11 km 4 hours
Hachijo-fuji 八丈富士山 854 m 6 16.7 km 7 hours
Mt. Kuroyama 黒山 842 m 4 13 km 6 hours
Mt. Iwatakeishiyama 岩茸石山 793 m 3 10.5 km 4.5 hours
Takamizusan 高水山 759 m 3 10.5 km 4.5 hours
Mt. Kobotoke-Shiroyama 小仏城山 670 m 1 10 km 4 hours
Mt. Mitsumuroyama 三室山 646 m 3 10.5 km 5 hours
Mt. Takao 高尾山 599 m 1 10 km 4 hours
Mt. Tenjo 天上山 572 m 3 11.5 km 4 hours
Mt. Hodosan 宝登山 497 m 1 11 km 4 hours
Mt. Kompirayama 金比羅山 468 m 3 11 km 4 hours
Mt. Nokogiri 鋸山 329 m 1 4 km 3.5 hours
Mt. Tonosu 多峯主山 271 m 1 9.2 km 4 hours
Mt. Koubou 弘法山 235 m 1 7 km 2.5 hours
Mt. Tenran 天覧山 195 m 1 9.2 km 4 hours

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  • Hi! I just found your site the other day and am planning on doing one of your hikes this weekend (Mt. Tanzawa). I was wondering if you have any GPX files or downloadable maps. I have a Garmin that I use on my bicycle and would love to have the routes programed in for added security.

    Thanks for your site. I’m looking forward to getting out as much as possible this year.

    • Hi David, thanks for dropping by! Unfortunately I don’t have any GPX files I can send you. The way points I’ve added to the Google maps have all been plotted manually. I would however definitely recommend carrying a 2015 Yama-to-Kogen map. The hike up and over Mt. Tanzawa is well trodden and sign posted so you should be fine with a topo map along with your Garmin. The weather forecast looks great this weekend so I’m sure you’ll have a good time.

  • Just stumbled onto this site and I LOVE IT! Moved to the area from Hokkaido and I’m looking at all the peaks that are right at my backdoor. Thanks for all the work on this.

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