Tag: Nihyaku-meizan

Mt. Kushigata 櫛形山

Himuro Shrine 氷室神社 – Hokora Hut ほこら小屋 – Mt. Hadaka 裸山 . . Climbing Kushigatayama Via a Lesser Used Trail For those looking for an enjoyable and not too challenging overnight hike Kushigatayama a 200 Famous Mountain in Yamanashi ticks...

Mt. Kurogane 黒金山

Mt. Kentoku 乾徳山 – Mt. Kurogane 黒金山 – Nishizawa Gorge 西沢渓谷 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...

Reading “Yama to Kogen Chizu” Topographic Maps

The Low-Down on Japanese Hiking Maps Writing about topographic maps i.e. a map which uses elevation contours may not be the most riveting topic yet it’s a must have item for both route-finding and safely enjoying mountain climbing. Other useful...

Mt. Nyoho 女峰山

Futarayama Shrine 二荒山神社 – Mt. Nyoho 女峰山 – Kirifuri-kougen 霧降高原 . . Where the Lesser is Greater While only a metre in height separates the sacred peaks of Mt. Nantai and Mt. Nyoho they have a vastly different feel. For starters Mt. Nantai...

Mt. Ogura 御座山

Mt. Ogura 御座山 – Zeneimine 前衛峰 – Miharashidai 見晴台 . . A 200 Famous Mountain Worth Spending a Night When planning an overnight hike there are three things I look for. First is water which needs to be available either near the campsite or...

100, 200 and 300 Famous Japanese Mountains

Japan’s Most Prominent Peaks For better or worse, Kyuya Fukada’s 1964 best seller “100 Famous Japanese Mountains” (日本百名山 Nihon Hyaku-meizan) has had a profound influence on modern alpinism in Japan. It has led to a decades long hiking boom...

Mt. Mitsutoge 三ッ峠山

Mt. Kaiun 開運山 – Mt. Tenjo 天上山 . . Chasing Epic Views on Mitsutoge If you’re looking for a hike near Tokyo with stunning views of Mt. Fuji than Mt. Mitsutoge 三ッ峠山 is a great starting point. Mitsutoge is the generic name for a group of mountains...

Mt. Tengu 天狗岳

Honzawa Onsen 本澤温泉 – Mt. Tengu 天狗岳 – Shibunoyu 渋の湯 . . Enjoy Some of Yatsugatake Best Hiking This hike is almost a reverse offering of my previous trip to Yatsugatake a couple of years back, with difference being this time starting a...

Mt. Kentoku 乾徳山

Kougen Hut 高原ヒュッテ – Mt. Kentoku 乾徳山 – Mt. Douman 道満山 . . Spectacular 360-degree Panorama from Mount Kentoku If there was ever a mountain sorely overlooked in Kyuya Fukada’s famous Japanese mountain list its Mount Kentoku as it includes some of the...

Mt. Buko 武甲山

Fudou Falls 不動滝 – Mt. Buko 武甲山 . . Mt. Buko’s Scarred Facade Unmasks an Impressive Backdrop My first glimpse of Mount Buko’s chiselled veneer was on the way to Mount Kumotori last year and if it hadn’t been pointed out, I would have...

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