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.
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.
Thanks for the feedback Josh, I really appreciate it! I’m sure you’ll enjoy hiking around the Kanto area. Safe travels 😉