Tag: mountain hut

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...

Nishizawa Gorge 西沢渓谷

Nishizawa Keikoku Bus Stop 西沢渓谷入口 – Nanatsugama Godan Falls 七ツ釜五段の滝 The Nishizawa Gorge hiking trail is currently closed due to construction work and is not expected to reopen until late April 2021 for the latest information please refer to the...

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...

Kawakami Village

Kawahake 川端下 – Kinpu sansou 金峰山荘 . . Day 1: Kawakami Village a Rock Climbing and Bouldering Mecca (7.8 km) This hike starts in Kawakami Village 川上村 Nagano Prefecture with the original intent to traverse across to Mt. Mizugaki on the Yamanashi side...

The year in review

Looking Back on the Year The main impetus for getting this blog started was frustration with the lack of information in English on hiking trails around Tokyo. Over the past year I have relished the opportunity to document my experiences and realised...

Mt. Mito 三頭山

Mt. Iyo イヨ山 – Mt. Nukazasu ヌカザス山 – Mt. Mito 三頭山 . . From a Floating Bridge to Mountain Top Along with Mt. Gozenyama and Mt. Odake, Mt. Mito三頭山 is one of the three famous mountains of Okutama. The mountain retains expansive areas of beech...

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...

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