Tag: ropeway

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...

Jomon Era: Kaniwa Cave

Hunter-gatherer Cave on a Chichibu Mountainside On a recent outing to the ruins of the former Mitsumine Ropeway in Chichibu, Saitama we spotted what appeared to be a cave in the distance. Never to let a good opportunity pass we decided to make the...

Minobusan: Kuonji Temple

The Perennial Home of Nichiren Buddhism From a distance the 1,153 metres high Mount Minobusan looks rather innocuous, however belying its mild exterior is the head temple of the Nichiren Shu order of Buddhism. In short Nichiren Shu is an offshoot of...

Mt. Hodosan 宝登山

Mt. Hodosan 宝登山 . . Family Friendly Hike in Nagataro, Saitama Nagatoro along the with Iwadatami Rocks is arguably one the best sightseeing locales in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture. A relaxing family friendly hike is up nearby Mount Hodosan which is...

Exploring Tokyo by Cable Cars and Ropeways

Hitching a Lift up Tokyo’s Mountains With seventy-two percent of Japan being mountainous it shouldn’t come as a surprise the country contains an extensive network of aerial lifts. In Japan, the term “ropeway” applies to all forms...

Mt. Nokogiri 鋸山

Mt. Nokogiri 鋸山 – Jigoku Nozoki 地獄のぞき . . An Intriguing History Makes Mount Nokokgiri a Wonderful Day Out Whilst dwarfed by nearby Mount Atago 愛宕山 (408 m) the highest mountain in Chiba Prefecture, Mount Nokogiri 鋸山 (329 m) affords some of the...

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