Tag: Kanagawa hikes

Mt. Nabewari 鍋割山

Futamata 二俣 – Nabewari Sanso 鍋割山荘- Kinhiyashi 金冷シ . . Water Carting, Nabeyaki udon, and Fuji-san Along with Mt. Oyama and Tounodake, Mt. Nabewari is a popular hiking destination in the Tanzawa Mountains. It is approachable from the east, west...

15 Terrific Hikes in and Around Tokyo

Mountains You can Climb in a Day from Tokyo Unless otherwise stated all prices are for one travel using local trains and bus services. For residents and tourists alike spending too much time in Tokyo can well, make you go bonkers after a while...

From Jinba, with Love: First Sunrise of the New Year

“Hatsuhinode” Capturing the First Sunrise from Mt. Jinba A rite of passage for any hiker worth their salt is to witness a hatsuhinode or first sunrise of the New Year from a mountaintop and yesterday was my turn. The dilemma was which...

Mt. Kobotoke-Shiroyama 小仏城山

Umenokidaira 梅ノ木平 – Odarumi Pass 大垂水峠 – Mt. Takao 高尾山 . . Kanto Fureai no Michi Lake Trail About an hour hike northwest of Mt. Takao finds Mt. Kobotoke-Shiroyama which straddles Tokyo and Kanagawa. The first hike I ever posted on this...

Holiday Rapid Kamakura: Direct Train to Kamakura

Kamakura Travel with Ease The nice thing about living in west Tokyo is its easy access to Okutama though heading south to Yokohama and Kamakura can be a drag. However, help is at hand. Enter the little-known Holiday Rapid Kamakura ホリデー快速鎌倉 a...

Mt. Jinba 陣馬山 to Mt. Mito 三頭山

Mt. Jinba 陣馬山 – Maruyama 丸山 – Mt. Mito 三頭山 . . Sun-bathed plateau to a Remote Mountain Path During Golden Week last year, I tackled the Nagasawa ridgeline which straddles Tokyo and Saitama Prefectures. This time I’ve switched boundaries...

Mt. Bukka (Bukkasan) 仏果山

Bukkasan 仏果山 – Mt. Takatori 高取山 – Miyagase Dam 宮ヶ瀬ダム . . A Gateway Hike Towards Mt. Tanzawa For those looking for a limbering up hike before tackling the Tanzawa Mountain Range, Mt. Bukka is a good starting point. The mountain has long been a...

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. Koubou 弘法山

Mt. Gongen 権現山 – Mt. Koubou 弘法山 . . Family Oriented Hike in the Mount Oyama Foothills Located in the foothills south of Mount Oyama this family oriented hike is only an hour train ride from Shinjuku Station on the Odakyu Odawara Line. The hike...

Mt. Jinba 陣馬山

Mt. Jinba 陣馬山 – Meio-toge 明王峠 – Mt. Magoyama 孫山 . . A White Concrete Horse and 360 Degree Views from Mt. Jinba Escaping the crowds isn’t something that can be easily accomplished on the mountain trails surrounding Mt. Takao, even more so when...

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