Tag: Tokyo hikes

Okutama Summer Camp and BBQ

Spending 24 hours in Nature If one overnight summer camp and BBQ isn’t quite enough, you can always head back for more. That was the maxim I clung on to this week as I again sought refuge from the hustle, bustle, and heat of Tokyo. Camping at 1,000...

Hinohara Sasaone Ridge – Camp and BBQ

Hiked on Jul 25, 2022 . Hibara-toge 日原峠 – Dohyo-dake 土俵岳 – Koyuzuri-toge 小棡峠   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 12.3 km   Elevation change: 813 metres   Highest point: 1098 metres   Start: Shin Sannobashi Bridge Bus Stop...

Tokyo Walks: Along the Tamagawa Josui

A Nature Fix Without Leaving the City With Tokyo in the grip of the worst June heatwave since 1875 means hiking nearer to the city will have to take a back seat thanks to the searing sun, sky-high temps, and pea-soup humidity. As I write, central...

Mt. Toridani 酉谷山

Hiked on May 5, 2022    Jul 3, 2022 . Nanahaneyama 七跳山 – Hinatadani-no-atama 日向谷ノ頭 – Toridaniyama Refuge Hut 酉谷山避難小屋   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 30.4 km   Elevation change: 1098 metres   Highest point:...

Akabokko 赤ぼっこ

Hiked on Mar 20, 2022 . Mt. Yougaisan 要害山 – Tenguiwa 天狗岩 – Umabikisawa-toge 馬引沢峠   Duration: 4 hours   Distance: 11.2 km   Elevation change: 228 metres   Highest point: 414 metres   Start: Miyanohira Station (Ome Line)...

Misawa Pass: Hatsuhinode Minus the Crowds

Hiked on Jan 1, 2022 . First Rays of 2022 Above the Sagami River For this year’s hatsuhinode (first sunrise), I decided to skip the customary pilgrimage of heading to a mountain summit like last year, instead picking a quiet spot along an...

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...

A Month Out: Olympic Rings at Mt. Takao

Takaosan Propping Up the Olympic Rings Like the cloak of mist which shrouded Mt. Takao for the unveiling of the Olympic rings back in April to mark 100 days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, the weather last Sunday was much the same. An omen...

Sayama Hills Mountain Bike Course

Tama Lake – Sayama Lake – Noyamakita-Rokudoyama Park     For those looking for a nearby cycling path try the Tamako Cycling Road.   Duration: 2 hours   Distance: 22.7 km   Elevation change: 95 metres   Highest point: 195 metres  ...

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