Tag: cable car

Hakone Hot Spring Resort back in the 1960s

Old Postcards Reveal Hakone 55 Years Ago Blessed with natural hot springs, Hakone has been attracting travellers since the Edo period. In those early years, visitors travelled there via the Tokaido Road which acted as a thoroughfare between Edo, as...

Lesser Known Places to Visit near Tokyo Part #2

Terrific Day Trips Within Reach of Tokyo With inbound tourists visiting Japan surging to a record 19.73 million last year means more visitors than ever are looking for avenues to not only escape the crowds, but check out some less familiar...

Exploring Tokyo by Cable Cars and Ropeways

Hitching a Lift up Tokyo’s Mountains With seventy-two percent of Japan being mountainous it shouldn’t come as a surprise the country contains an extensive network of aerial lifts. In Japan, the term “ropeway” applies to all forms...

Mt. Oyama 大山

Oyama Afuri Jinja 大山阿夫利神社 – Mt. Oyama 大山 . . Spring Weather Delights on Mt. Oyama Mt. Oyama 大山 is a sacred mountain whose close proximity to Tokyo and Yohohama means it’s always a major drawcard for mountain climbing as well as religious pilgrimage...

Exploring Hakone hot spring resort

A Sure Way of Escaping Tokyo’s Summer Heat and Humidity Where is a good place to escape the suffocating heat and humidity of Tokyo? How about Hakone, that holiday mecca out Kanagawa way. So that was the decision we made a couple of months back and...

Okutama Ropeway

The Demise of an Ill-Conceived Idea – The Okutama Ropeway It seems de rigueur these days that anyone with an outdoor blog has a category devoted to haikyo 廃虚 or in the English vernacular urban exploration. This genre of writing and photography...

Mt. Kumotori 雲取山

Mitsumine Shrine 三峯神社 – Mt. Kumotori 雲取山 – Mt. Mutsuishiyama 六ッ石山 . . Ascending the Highest Point in Tokyo Prefecture Situated in the far recesses of Tokyo and bordering on Saitama, and Yamanashi Prefectures you find Mt. Kumotori 雲取山 2,017 metres...

Hinodeyamakita Ridge 日ノ出山北尾根

Hinodeyamakita Ridge 日ノ出山北尾根 – Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山 – Mt. Mitsumuroyama 三室山 . . The Forbidden Ridge – An Unconventional Approach to Mt. Hinodeyama Firstly a disclaimer: the hike described below is not one I necessarily advocate as you...

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...

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