Family Friendly Day Hikes Around Tokyo

Where to Hike as a Family in the Greater Tokyo Area Hiking with children is a great way to get them connected to the outdoors and enjoy nature but knowing exactly where to go can be a challenge. Thankfully the Greater Tokyo Area has plenty of...

Irikawa Gorge 入川渓谷

Irikawa Gorge 入川渓谷 – Arakawa River Starting Point 荒川起点石標 . . The Irikawa Valley: Chichibu’s Best Kept Secret For nature starved Tokyoites the main go to spots to enjoy large expanses of greenery are Okutama in Tokyo and Chichibu in the westernmost...

Mt. Akagi 赤城山

Mt. Kurobi 黒檜山 – Mt. Komagatake 駒ヶ岳登山 – Mt. Choshichiro 長七郎山 . . Enjoy First-Rate Hiking Close to Tokyo Located in central Gunma, Mt. Akagi is one of the Jomo Sanzan or three famous mountains in the prefecture along with Mt. Haruna and...

Tokyo Hiking: 8 Mountain Huts to Stay for Free

Sleep in these Mountain Huts and Save Some Coin While hiking purists might scoff at the idea of bedding down for the night in a mountain hut either due to cost considerations or the thought of suffering through an ensemble of snorers, huts do have...

Mt. Tenmoku 天目山

Mt. Bonomine 棒ノ峰山 – Mt. Sobatsubu 蕎麦粒山 – Mt. Tenmoku 天目山 . . Some of the Finest Mountain Hiking in Tokyo This lesser hiked trail follows the Nagasawa ridgeline 長沢背稜 which forms part of the boundary between Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture...

Tsuzuraiwa Rock つづら岩

Tenguno Falls 天狗の滝 – Tsuzuraiwa Rock つづら岩 – Fujimidai 富士見台 . . Hike Amidst Tokyo’s Hidden Forests If you’re looking to dip a toe into the local hiking scene heading out to Hinohara Village is an excellent choice. Its proximity to...

Tenguno Falls in Hinohara Village

The Tranquil Tenguno Falls Hinohara Village in the backblocks of Tokyo has nature in abundance and is home to several stunning waterfalls including the Odake and Hossawa Falls. Located a stone’s throw away from the latter is the no less...

Japan’s Hiking Insurance Providers Compared

Hiking and Adventure Sports Insurance One of the most common inquiries I get from my readers is about hiking insurance. Do I need it? Quite possibly. Is it necessary over travel insurance already purchased at home? Maybe as some travel insurance...

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