Sayama Hills Mountain Bike Course

Tama Lake – Sayama Lake – Noyamakita-Rokudoyama Park . . Nature and Mountain Biking at Tokyo’s Doorstep If you search Google Maps and look for parks with abundant nature within 30 km of central Tokyo there is one spot bound to catch your eye –...

Mt. Izugatake 伊豆ヶ岳

Takahatayama 高畑山 – Amamezasu Toge 天目指峠 – Nenogongen 子の権現   Duration: 6 hours   Distance: 13.6 km   Elevation change: 561 metres   Highest point: 851 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Shomaru Station (Seibu...

Meoto Falls in Hinohara Village

Efforts Rewarded at this Seldom Visited Waterfall In November last year I failed in my attempt to reach the Meoto Falls due to a dodgy trail and fear of being picked off by some local hunters. Hence a revenge mission was high on the agenda. Of the...

Mt. Takigoyama 滝子山

Chinseiga-ike 鎮西ヶ池 – Hinoki-daira 桧平   Duration: 7 hours   Distance: 16.4 km   Elevation change: 1020 metres   Highest point: 1620 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Sasago Station   Finish: Hatsukari Station   Map: Yama to Kogen Chizu 山と高原地図...

Mt. Nabewari 鍋割山

Futamata 二俣 – Nabewari Sanso 鍋割山荘 – Kinhiyashi 金冷シ   Duration: 7 hours   Distance: 17.1 km   Elevation change: 1096 metres   Highest point: 1386 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Okura Bus Stop   Finish: Okura Bus Stop   Map: Yama to...

Mt. Konara 小楢山

Osawa Noto 大沢ノ頭 – Mt. Sashiyama 差山 – Mt. Myoken 妙見山   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 15.2 km   Elevation change: 1233 metres   Highest point: 1713 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Kubodaira Bus Stop  ...

15 Terrific Hikes in and Around Tokyo

Mountains You can Climb in a Day from Tokyo Unless otherwise stated all prices are for one travel using local trains and bus services. For residents and tourists alike spending too much time in Tokyo can well, make you go bonkers after a while...

Mt. Takagawa 高川山

Tenjin-toge 天神峠 – Mt. Mineyama 峯山 – Mt. Musubiyama むすび山   Duration: 4.5 hours   Distance: 8.8 km   Elevation change: 516 metres   Highest point: 976 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Hatsukari Station (Chuo Main Line)   Finish: Otsuki...

What is COCOHELI and Why I Became a Member

Enjoy Hiking More Safely Staying safe and out of harm’s way out on the trail requires proper planning starting with letting people know where you’re going and when you expect to be back. However, even well-equipped, and seasoned hikers aren’t immune...

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