Tag: Okutama

The Kurasawa Japanese Cypress

The Biggest Cypress Tree in Tokyo This remarkable tree in Okutama on the outskirts of Tokyo traces its ancestry back to the Muromachi era around 600 years ago, though some have estimated its age closer to 1,000 years. Either way the Kurasawa...

Mt. Kawanori 川苔山

Hyakuhiro Waterfall 百尋の滝 – Mt. Kawanori 川苔山     The route from Kawanori Bridge to Mt. Kawanori trailhead opened as of July 21, 2022, however the hiking trail from this approach to the summit remains out of action. For the latest...

Hyakuhiro Waterfall

Hiking to the Hyakuhiro Waterfall in Okutama On a dreary overcast day last week I decided to check out a towering waterfall in the Okutama watershed. One of the major drawcards hiking Mount Kawanori is passing by the rather impressive Hyakuhiro...

10 Unusual Sights Hiking Around Tokyo

Weird and Wonderful Sights on the Trail Hiking around Tokyo provides a great chance to escape the crowds, unwind and feel some personal space often lacking in the city. While charming scenery is abound there are times you are left scratching head as...

Okuchichibu Mountains Western Tokyo

Wilderness at Tokyo’s Doorstep Situated within the Chichibu Tama Kai National Park in the western part of Tokyo, the Okuchichibu Mountains are a hiker’s paradise allowing us city dwelling folk to escape the confines of the nearby metropolis. The...

Mt. Hiryusan 飛竜山

Shougen Toge 将監峠 – Mt. Hiryusan 飛竜山 – Sanjounoyu 三条の湯   Duration: 3 days   Distance: 34.5 km   Elevation change: 1489 metres   Highest point: 2069 metres   Start: Ochiai Bus Stop   Finish: Omatsuri Bus Stop  ...

10 Lesser Known Places to Visit near Tokyo

Worthwhile Excursions Away from the Bustle of Tokyo Whilst downtown Tokyo offers a seemingly endless array of sightseeing possibilities, sadly not enough visitors get the chance to broaden their horizons and travel beyond the city limits. Included...

Odake Falls

Winter Waterfall Wonders at Odake Falls Tokyo contains some rather noteworthy waterfalls including the Hossawa Falls which are included in the One Hundred Waterfalls of Japan. While at the Odake Falls 大岳滝 are around half the height of the Hossawa...

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