Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山

Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山 – Mt. Mitake 御岳山 . . Heading Towards Sunrise Mountain With some light snow falling last night and a forecast for clear skies brought about an opportunity for a winter traverse. This hike allows some superb views from Mt...

Reading Japanese Hiking Maps

Japanese Mapping Nomenclature Debunked Knowing your limits, keeping safe and out of harm’s way should be your number one priority when hitting the mountain trails and a big part of this is being able to read Japanese maps. While maps, signs...

Mt. Iwatakeishiyama 岩茸石山

Mt. Sogakusan 惣岳山 – Mt. Iwatakeishiyama 岩茸石山 – Mt. Takamizusan 高水山 . . Winter Escape On Tokyo’s Door Step Many of the best hikes around Tokyo are situated along the Ome Line 青梅線 which stretches from Tachikawa to the town of Okutama. This hike...

Mt. Takao 高尾山

Mt. Kobotoke-Shiroyama 小仏城山 – Sagamiko Station 相模湖駅 . . Trudging Through Records Snow Falls to Mt. Takao Mount Takao 高尾山 or as otherwise colloquially known as Takao-san is a popular recreational retreat on the outskirts of Tokyo and only a short 20...

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