Mt. Mitsutoge 三ッ峠山

Mt. Kaiun 開運山 – Mt. Tenjo 天上山 . . Chasing Epic Views on Mitsutoge If you’re looking for a hike near Tokyo with stunning views of Mt. Fuji than Mt. Mitsutoge 三ッ峠山 is a great starting point. Mitsutoge is the generic name for a group of mountains...

Mt. Hiuchigatake 燧ヶ岳

Lake Oze 尾瀬沼 – Mt. Hiuchigatake 燧ヶ岳 – Mt. Shibutsu 至仏山 . . Some of the Best Hiking out of Tokyo Oze is without question one of best places to hike near Tokyo. It caters to both casual day hikers as well as more experienced adventure...

Mt. Tsukuba 筑波山

Tsukuba Shrine 筑波神社 – Mt. Nantai 男体山 – Mt. Nyotai 女体山 . . The Mount Fuji of the West When I first learned that Mt. Tsukuba was included in the list of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains I was baffled as it seemed nothing out of the ordinary...

Lake Chuzenji: Senjugahama Beach

Shobugahama Campground 菖蒲ヶ浜キャンプ場 – Senjugahama 千手ヶ浜 . . Short Hike with Dazzling Views of Mt. Nantai This family friendly hike hugs the banks of Lake Chuzenji in Nikko. If you arrive early at the Shobugahama campground it makes a nice warm up hike...

Mt. Nantai 男体山

Futarasan Shrine 二荒山神社 – Mt. Nantai 男体山 . . Gruelling Hike but Worth the Reward Mt. Nantai 男体山 is a sacred mountain which rises abruptly from Lake Chuzenji in Nikko. The mountain’s prominent cone shape is reminiscent of Mt. Fuji and on clear...

Kamuiwakka Falls

Fun, One-of-a-Kind Experience A waterfall that doubles as a natural hot spring is the best way to describe the Kamuiwakka Falls which are located up the road from the Shiretoko Five Lakes. These falls are one of Japan’s more amazing natural...

Brilliant Blue Pond of Biei

Small Town with an Aquamarine Pond Smack-bang in the middle of Hokkaido finds the Biei Blue Pond (Aoiike) an artificial pond flanking the Biei River and down the road from the Shirogane Onsen. The pond itself is little more than an oversized puddle...

Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel

Where Art and Nature Meet The Kiyotsu Gorge (Kiyotsukyo) in Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture is considered one of the three great gorges and is designated a natural monument of Japan. The gorge is 12.5 km in length and was carved out by the...

10 Stunning Waterfalls to Discover in Tokyo

Refreshing Waterfalls to Beat the Heat There is something about waterfalls that captivates and beckons us to take a closer look. Perhaps it’s the sight and sound of falling water that refreshes and energises especially in Japan’s humid summer...

Mt. Yamizo 八溝山

Mt. Yamizo 八溝山 – Nichirin Temple 日輪寺 . . Hiking Among Ibaraki Prefecture’s Ancient Forests The topography of Ibaraki is mostly made up of flat agricultural plains that produce a quarter of Japan’s piman (bell peppers) and hakusai (Chinese...

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