Tag: waterfall

Autumn Colours in Tokyo’s Hinohara Village

Guns, Momiji, and Waterfalls If you’re in search of abundant nature Hinohara Village on the outskirts of Tokyo is a good place to start. Each year I make more than a few trips to the metropolis’s only village to escape the city and enjoy fresh air...

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...

Mt. Kariyose 刈寄山

Mt. Imakuma 今熊山 – Mt. Kariyose 刈寄山 – Kongo Falls 金剛の滝   Duration: 5.5 hours   Distance: 13.7 km   Elevation change: 447 metres   Highest point: 687 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Imakumasan Tozanguchi Bus Stop  ...

Mt. Kuratake 倉岳山

Mt. Takahata 高畑山 – Mt. Kuratake 倉岳山   Duration: 5.5 hours   Distance: 11.4 km   Elevation change: 674 metres   Highest point: 990 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Torisawa Station (Chuo Main Line)   Finish: Yanagawa...

Mt. Ogura 御座山

Mt. Ogura 御座山 – Zeneimine 前衛峰 – Miharashidai 見晴台   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 11 km   Elevation change: 972 metres   Highest point: 2112 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Kuryu bus stop   Finish: Shiraiwa...

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...

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  ...

Kamuiwakka Falls

Fun, One-of-a-Kind Experience A waterfall that doubles as a natural hot spring is the best way to describe the Kamuiwakka Falls which are located up the road from the Shiretoko Five Lakes. These falls are one of Japan’s more amazing natural...

Brilliant Blue Pond of Biei

Small Town with an Aquamarine Pond Smack-bang in the middle of Hokkaido finds the Biei Blue Pond (Aoiike) an artificial pond flanking the Biei River and down the road from the Shirogane Onsen. The pond itself is little more than an oversized puddle...

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