Tag: Chichibu Tama Kai National Park

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...

Shiromaru Dam fish ladder

Unearthing the Longest Fish Ladder in Japan On recent nature outing near Okutama I stumbled across non-descript administrative building which just happens to house the longest fish ladder in Japan. The fish ladder is situated along a scenic stretch...

Hiking and hay fever in Japan

The Spoils of Early Spring Outings Tempted with the lure of warm weather for the first time this year, I made an ill-fated decision yesterday to set out knowing very well I had a good chance of succumbing to hay fever. This ignominious fate first...

Hakuunsan Torii Kannon

A Bodhisattva Inspired Kannon Temple The township of Naguri is more than just a launching pad for local trekking adventures and includes the impressive Hakuunsan Torii Kannon 白雲山 鳥居観音 which makes a formidable statement on the surrounding landscape...

Mt. Bonomine 棒ノ峰山

Naguri Lake 名栗湖 – Mt. Makinooyama 槙ノ尾山 – Mt. Bonomine 棒ノ峰山 . . Battling Up The Sengaku Ridge Slap-bang between Shomaru Station (Seibu Chichibu Line) to the north and Kawai Station (JR Ome Line) to the south you find the charming Naguri Village 名栗村...

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...

Mt. Iwatakeishiyama 岩茸石山

Mt. Sogakusan 惣岳山 – Mt. Iwatakeishiyama 岩茸石山 – Mt. Takamizusan 高水山 . . Winter Escape On Tokyo’s Door Step Many of the best hikes around Tokyo are situated along the Ome Line 青梅線 which stretches from Tachikawa to the town of Okutama. This hike...

Mt. Takao 高尾山

Mt. Kobotoke-Shiroyama 小仏城山 – Sagamiko Station 相模湖駅 . . Trudging Through Records Snow Falls to Mt. Takao Mount Takao 高尾山 or as otherwise colloquially known as Takao-san is a popular recreational retreat on the outskirts of Tokyo and only a short 20...

Archives