Tag: Okutama

Mt. Toridani 酉谷山

Nanahaneyama 七跳山 – Hinatadani-no-atama 日向谷ノ頭 – Toridaniyama Refuge Hut 酉谷山避難小屋     According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Environment as of May 7, 2022, there has been a landside on the Ogawadani Rindo making...

Tokyo Mountains with Names Overlaid (Updated)

A Panorama of Mountains from Tama Lake in Tokyo. The Tokyo Metropolis sits on the Kanto Plain, the largest lowland area in Japan and home to around a third of the country’s population. To the east, the city is bordered by the Edogawa River and Chiba...

Mt. Raiden 雷電山

Enoki-toge 榎峠 – Nago-toge 名郷峠 – Mt. Sanbosan 三方山   Duration: 4 hours   Distance: 10.9 km   Elevation change: 244 metres   Highest point: 494 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Ikusabata Station (Ome Line)  ...

Lake Okutama Ikoi-no-Michi Hike

Ogouchi Dam 小河内ダム – Yama-no-furusatomura 山のふるさと村   Duration: 5 hours   Distance: 17.9 km   Elevation change: 30 metres   Highest point: 565 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Lake Okutama Bus Stop   Finish: Miyama-bashi...

Journey Along the Kurasawa Valley in Okutama

Solo Summer Hike and Camp in Okutama Arriving mid-morning at Okutama Station during the Obon holidays was as expected bustling with activity. A little surprising perhaps given COVID-19. I made a beeline for one of the two diminutive buses headed for...

Tokyo Hiking: Mountain Grading Guide

Choose Your Next Hike with Confidence With so many hiking trails around Tokyo to choose from it can be tough to know where to begin especially if you’re a novice hiker or new to the prefecture. Over the years probably the single most sought out...

Mt. Jinba 陣馬山 to Mt. Mito 三頭山

Mt. Jinba 陣馬山 – Maruyama 丸山 – Mt. Mito 三頭山   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 28.5 km   Elevation change: 1166 metres   Highest point: 1531 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Wada bus stop   Finish: Tomin no...

Three Waterfalls of Unazawa Hike

Unazawa Otaki Falls 海沢大滝 – Onara Pass 大楢峠   Duration: 5 hours   Distance: 14.8 km   Elevation change: 340 metres   Highest point: 680 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Shiromaru Station (Ome Line)   Finish: Kori...

The Mystery Behind the Okutama Ropeway

Another Piece of the Puzzle Let’s rewind to the early 1960s in Tokyo. The city was in the midst of massive transition both socially and economically a stark contrast to just 20 years before. If you were a Japanese housewife you pined for the...

Shiraiwa Falls Hike

Mt. Aso 麻生山 – Mt. Hinodeyama 日の出山 – Tsurutsuru onsen つるつる温泉   Duration: 3.5 hours   Distance: 8 km   Elevation change: 597 metres   Highest point: 902 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Shiraiwataki bus stop  ...

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