Tag: Saitama hikes

Mt. Hiwada 日和田山

Kitamuki-Jizo 北向地蔵 – Mt. Monomi 物見山 – Mt. Takazasu 高指山 . . A Mountain that Everyone can Enjoy! Hiwadasan looms over Kinchakuda a.k.a. Spider Lily Park and is one of Saitama Prefectures most popular mountains suitable for all levels of...

Mt. Kasatori 笠取山

Gan-toge 雁峠 – Kasatori-goya 笠取小屋 – Tama River Headwaters 多摩川源流 . . The Hidden Mountain of Okuchichibu Mt. Kasatori lies along the Saitama – Yamanashi prefectural border about halfway between Mt. Kobushi and Mt. Kumotori. The south...

Koburi Pass 顔振峠

Suwa Shrine 諏訪神社 – Mt. Ogamiyama 越上山 – Yugate ユガテ . . Discover One of Saitama’s Best Kept Secrets Koburi Pass has been on my ‘to hike’ list for ages so with sunny skies forecast last weekend I finally found my opportunity. Located in...

Sayama Hills Loop Hike

Saitama Prefectural Nature Park – Noyamakita-Rokudoyama Park . . A Green Oasis in Tokyo’s Outer Suburbs I’ll go out on a limb and say this is possibly the best 4-hour hike within 30 km of downtown Tokyo. The Sayama Hills measure 11 km...

The Misotsuchi no Tsurara Icicles

Chichibu’s Natural Ice Sculpture If you’re looking for a day adventure to get your nature fix during the winter months the Misotsuchi no Tsurara 三十槌の氷柱 (Icicles of Misotsuchi) could be just the ticket. Located in a remote pocket in Chichibu, Saitama...

Family Friendly Day Hikes Around Tokyo

Where to Hike as a Family in the Greater Tokyo Area Hiking with children is a great way to get them connected to the outdoors and enjoy nature but knowing exactly where to go can be a challenge. Thankfully the Greater Tokyo Area has plenty of...

Irikawa Gorge 入川渓谷

Irikawa Gorge 入川渓谷 – Arakawa River Starting Point 荒川起点石標 . . The Irikawa Valley: Chichibu’s Best Kept Secret For nature starved Tokyoites the main go to spots to enjoy large expanses of greenery are Okutama in Tokyo and Chichibu in the westernmost...

Tokyo Hiking: 8 Mountain Huts to Stay for Free

Sleep in these Mountain Huts and Save Some Coin While hiking purists might scoff at the idea of bedding down for the night in a mountain hut either due to cost considerations or the thought of suffering through an ensemble of snorers, huts do have...

Mt. Tenmoku 天目山

Mt. Bonomine 棒ノ峰山 – Mt. Sobatsubu 蕎麦粒山 – Mt. Tenmoku 天目山 . . Some of the Finest Mountain Hiking in Tokyo This lesser hiked trail follows the Nagasawa ridgeline 長沢背稜 which forms part of the boundary between Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture...

Waterfall Wonders: Marugami Falls

Tracking Down Saitama’s Tallest Waterfall Saitama Prefecture like neighbouring Tokyo has only one waterfall chosen as one of the 100 Japanese waterfalls of Japan way back in 1990. Whilst it’s not the easiest location to reach by public transport...

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