Tag: waterfall

Kongo Falls in Hachioji City

Hidden Waterfall on the Outskirts of Tokyo One needn’t look far to discover pockets of nature in Tokyo with Hachioji City being a good example. Located only 40 km west of the city centre it contains the hugely popular hiking destinations of Mt...

Irikawa Gorge 入川渓谷

Irikawa Gorge 入川渓谷 – Arakawa River Starting Point 荒川起点石標   Duration: 4 hours   Distance: 12.3 km   Elevation change: 290 metres   Highest point: 920‬ metres   Difficulty:   Start: Kawamata bus stop   Finish:...

Godan Waterfall: Okutama’s Hidden Gem

Exploring the Backwoods of Okutama One of the places I love frequenting in Okutama, Tokyo is the rather obscure Kurasawa Valley a lazy 20-minute bus ride from Okutama Station. Flanked on either side by precipitous cliff faces it was once home to the...

Lake Ozenuma in Late Autumn

Dodge the Crowds and Enjoy Superb Fall Scenery The Oze Marshlands are without a doubt one of the most beautiful tracts of unspoilt nature in the Kanto region. Last year I hiked across the Ozegahara Marsh to Oshimizu and this year I decided to start...

Kosuge Shiraito Falls

Not the Easiest Access but a Gorgeous Spot Nestled in the back hills of Kosuge Village just inside Yamanashi Prefecture contains a couple of rather beautiful waterfalls. First is the Shiraito Falls (not to be confused with the waterfall of the same...

Odashirogahara Marshland 小田代原

Ryuzu Falls 竜頭ノ滝 – Odashirogahara 小田代原 – Yumoto Onsen 湯元温泉   Duration: 4.5 hours   Distance: 10.4 km   Elevation change: 120 metres   Highest point: 1520 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Ryuzu-no-taki Bus Stop...

Hossawa Falls in Winter

Hossawa Falls on a Wintry Morning During a previous visit to the Hossawa Falls in early spring a few years back, splendid greenery complemented Tokyo’s most renowned waterfall. This time was a little less joyful, arising at the crack of dawn on a...

The Delightful Unasawa Valley

Okutama at its Finest: Mitsugama Falls In short, there are few more beautiful places in Okutama than the Unasawa Valley. The main drawcard are three waterfalls which snake their way along the Unasawa Creek downhill of Mount Odake. The hiking course...

Oze National Park in Autumn

Capturing Oze in the Late Autumn Oze National Park which encompasses Japan’s largest mountain wetlands stretches across four prefectures including Fukushima, Tochigi, Gunma and Niigata. From mid-May, through to early October the marshlands are...

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