Tag: Yamanashi hikes

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...

Mt. Kinpu 金峰山 (Revisited)

Mt. Kinpu 金峰山 – Mt. Asahi-dake 朝日岳 – Odarumi-toge 大弛峠 . . Some Hikes Just Don’t Go to Plan This hike marks the fourth time I’ve made the long bus ride out to the Mizugaki-sansou and second that I’ve had the good fortune of hiking along...

Mt. Mishotai 御正体山

Naka-no-dake 中ノ岳 – Mt. Ishiwari 石割山 – Mt. Hirao 平尾山 . . Autumn Leaves, Mt. Fuji and All-Round Great Hiking Mt. Mishotai is a little-known 200 Famous Mountain in Yamanashi Prefecture that rises above Lake Yamanaka. It has been a sacred place...

Mt. Kukiyama 九鬼山

Tenguiwa 天狗岩 – Mt. Matateyama 馬立山 – Mt. Gozenyama 御前山 . . Beginner-Friendly Trail With Panoramic Views Sandwiched between the Katsura and Akiyama rivers in southern Otsuki City, finds Mt. Kukiyama. Despite falling under the 1,000-metre...

Mt. Takigoyama 滝子山

Chinseiga-ike 鎮西ヶ池 – Hinoki-daira 桧平 . . Take a Refreshing Hike at the Sumi River Now and again, you come across a mountain with a special awe that you kick yourself for not having visited earlier – Mt. Takigo is one of them. Located at the...

Mt. Konara 小楢山

Osawa Noto 大沢ノ頭 – Mt. Sashiyama 差山 – Mt. Myoken 妙見山 . . Climbing One of Yamanashi’s Finest 100 Mountains Mt. Konara seems to fly under the radar perhaps because it surrounds itself with more alluring peaks such as Mt. Kentoku, Mt...

15 Terrific Hikes in and Around Tokyo

Mountains You can Climb in a Day from Tokyo Unless otherwise stated all prices are for one travel using local trains and bus services. For residents and tourists alike spending too much time in Tokyo can well, make you go bonkers after a while...

Mt. Takagawa 高川山

Tenjin-toge 天神峠 – Mt. Mineyama 峯山 – Mt. Musubiyama むすび山 . . Revel in Top-notch Views on this Beginner Friendly Hike Takagawayama has plenty going for it, for starters it’s relatively easy to access from Tokyo, climbable by beginners and...

Mt. Honjagamaru 本社ヶ丸

Mt. Tsunotogiyama 角研山 – Honjagamaru 本社ヶ丸 – Mt. Seihachiyama 清八山 . . Top-notch Views from one of Yamanashi’s 100 Famous Mountains If you’re looking for one of the best spots to gaze upon Mt. Fuji near Tokyo then look no further than...

Mt. Kushigata 櫛形山

Himuro Shrine 氷室神社 – Hokora Hut ほこら小屋 – Mt. Hadaka 裸山 . . Climbing Kushigatayama Via a Lesser Used Trail For those looking for an enjoyable and not too challenging overnight hike Kushigatayama a 200 Famous Mountain in Yamanashi ticks...

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