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Niijima’s Unclimbable Peak: Mt. Miyatsuka

Fujimitoge Lookout 富士見峠展望台 – Mt. Miyatsuka 宮塚山   Duration: 4 hours   Distance: 13.3 km   Elevation change: 376 metres   Highest point: 376 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Habushiura Campground   Finish: Habushiura...

Shikinejima Coastal Hike

Tojinzushiro 唐人津城 – Kanbiki Lookout 神引展望台   Duration: 3 hours   Distance: 6.4 km   Elevation change: 96 metres   Highest point: 109 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Kamanoshita Campground   Finish: Oura Beach  ...

Mt. Tenjo 天上山

Mt. Tenjo 天上山   Duration: 6 hours   Distance: 10.6 km   Elevation change: 540 metres   Highest point: 572 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Tako Bay Campground   Finish: Tako Bay Campground   Map: Mt. Tenjo hiking...

Hachijo-jima: the Hawaii of Japan

A Subtropical Oasis Within the Tokyo Metropolis Doraemon and his sidekick Betty Boop cut to the chase in this eloquent mural cherishing Hachijo-jima and I can only concur. The island’s subtropical climate, 287 kilometres (178 miles) south of Tokyo...

Hachijo-fuji 八丈富士山

Hachijo-fuji 八丈富士山   Duration: 7 hours   Distance: 17.1 km   Elevation change: 854 metres   Highest point: 854 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Sokodo Camping Ground   Finish: Sokodo Camping Ground   Map: Hachijo...

Sado Island

Tumultuous Beginnings and an Indeterminate Future Sado Island – a population that continues to decline. Back in the halcyon days of 1950 its inhabitants peaked at 125,000 while fast forward to 2011 and it has fallen markedly now hovering around half...

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