Tag: camping

Mt. Okuratakamaru 大蔵高丸

Mt. Okuratakamaru 大蔵高丸 – Mt. Hamaiba ハマイバ丸 . . One of Yamanashi’s 100 Revered Mountains The original plan for this hike was to finish at Sasago Station on the JR Chuo Main Line but as with all best laid plans, weather tends to be the final...

Yatsugatake 八ヶ岳

Mt. Akadake 赤岳 – Mt. Yokodake 横岳 – Mt. Ioudake 硫黄岳 . . Kanto’s Adventure Playground – Yatsugatake The eight main peaks which make up the Yatsugatake Renpo 八ヶ岳連峰 have long held a special affinity with Kanto based outdoor adventurers and...

Dainichi Boulder Yamanashi Prefecture

A Climb up the Dainichi Boulder Aside from scaling the majestic peak of Mt. Mizugaki, another equally stunning viewpoint was delivered from the Dainichi Boulder 大日岩 on the first day. I previously passed by this rather massive rock conglomeration...

Mt. Mizugaki 瑞牆山

Mizugaki-sansou 瑞牆山荘 – Mt. Mizugaki 瑞牆山 . . Jutted Granite Towers and Splendid Views from Mt. Mizugaki Mt. Mizugaki with its precipitous granite crags is a popular hyaku-meizan mountain in the Chichibu Tama Kai National Park. This past May I missed...

Mt. Takanosu 鷹ノ巣山

Mt. Takanosu 鷹ノ巣山 – Mt. Kayanoki 榧ノ木山 – Mt. Kurato 倉戸山 . . Breathtaking Views and Tranquillity at Mt. Takanosu Mt. Takanosu has long held a special affinity for those living in the Okutama area. During the Edo Period the mountain was off limits to...

Mt. Ryokami 両神山

Hinata Ooya 日向大谷 – Mt. Ryokami 両神山 . . A Scared Mountain with Prodigious Views Mt. Ryokami is a sacred mountain situated on the northern border of the Chichibu Tama Kai National Park and is another of the Nihon Hyaku-meizan. In the past women...

Mt. Kinpu 金峰山

Mt. Kinpu 金峰山 – Mt. Kobushi 甲武信ヶ岳 . . Rocky Escarpments and Lofty Views from Mt. Kinpu As one of the premier hiking spots in the Kanto region Mt. Kinpu certainly didn’t hesitate living up to its infamous reputation. Over the span of this hike you...

Mt. Daibosatsu 大菩薩嶺

Mt. Daibosatsu 大菩薩嶺 – Daibosatsu-toge 大菩薩峠 – Tabayama Village 丹波山村 . . The Magnificent Vistas of Mt. Daibosatsu For my first excursion to Yamanashi Prefecture I singled out Mt. Daibosatsu another of the 100 Famous Mountains of Japan. The hike is...

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