Mount Takao 高尾山 Attraction

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    Cablecar: 8:00 - 17:45 Chair Lift: 9:00 - 16:30
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    Cablecar: 480 yen (one way), 930 yen (round trip) Chair Lift: 480 yen (one way), 930 yen (round trip)

Mount Takao, Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844, Japan

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  • 2018-11-30 04:48:27+00:00
It is peak autumn at Mount Takao, just an hour out from Tokyo. This is a pretty touristy place, means good transport, plenty of food and restaurant. There are some marvelous red leaves just in front of the station. We took the tram up, where the path are covered by red autumn trees. You could walk as well, but we are short on time. It is another 30-60 minutes walk up the peak depending on which path you take. We took no 3. The weather is perfect today, and we can see all the mountains. Fuji is slightly hidden with clouds at its top. Unpack our lunch from a bakery and enjoy the view. There is a restaurant up there as well. We went back on route no 1 and pass by a temple. Just in time for the last chair lift decent at 4.30pm and the sky starts to get dark.
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  • 2018-11-30 04:43:19+00:00
Very beautiful mountain just about one hour away from the Tokyo city center. The mountain was still full of autumn colors! To save some time (go down before sunset) we took the cable car up and chairlift down. The chairlift was fantastic!
  • 2017-01-19 00:00:00+00:00
his day hike was much easier than I thought, coming from someone who’s not really into outdoor activities nor did much hiking before (I had a really tough time hiking Mt Batur in Bali). The different trails Mt Takao has meant you can choose according to your preferences and fitness levels. Each trail offers different experiences and sights, ranging from Biwa Waterfall (perhaps even a monk training under the waterfall if you’re lucky), to a monkey park, Yakuo-in Temple, etc. I enjoyed hiking through the quiet forests for Trail 3 – the silence through the forests was a welcome delight. That path also gently forced me to stay in the present moment and focus fully on my journey.

Mount Daisen 大山 Attraction

Daisen-cho, Saihaku-gun, Tottori Prefecture

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  • 2018-11-13 00:30:30+00:00
Hiking Mount Daisen on a drizzling and misty day. Less than 5 degree Celsius on early November rainy day. The mountain is really beautiful despite totally misty at the top. We went up on the Natsumaya mountain trail which took us less than 3 hours to reach the top, as most Japanese elders overtook us. We came down on the Gyoja trail which go through a beautiful birch autumn forest, Ogamiyama Shrine and Daisen Temple.
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  • 2018-11-12 23:35:35+00:00
  • 2016-11-15 00:00:00+00:00
Where the town ends are several temples and shrines (the most prominent of which is Daisen-ji, the temple dedicated to the worship of the mountain itself), which mark the beginning of the trails. At first, the ascent was slow and gradual, winding through tunnels of trees aflame in the reds, oranges, and yellows of Mid-Autumn.

Mount Koya 高野山, Kōya-san, Koyasan Town

From Osaka: Nankai Railway's ordinary express (kyuko) Koya Line trains depart from Osaka's Namba Station every half-hour or hour bound for Gokurakubashi, and the trip south takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes. From Gokuraku-bashi, take Koya-san Cable to Koya-san, 5 minutes. (Cost: ¥1,230 one-way, ¥760 extra for faster limited express).

  • 2014-06-06 00:00:00+00:00
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Mount Aso 阿蘇山, Asosan Attraction

Mt Aso, Kurokawa, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2225, Japan

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  • 2018-11-20 05:49:13+00:00
We get up close to the crater to view loads of poisonous gas spitting out from the crater, and occasionally you can view the blue color water at the bottom of the crater. The crater is pretty sensitive, as you might have to wait until the gas level is low enough to have a safe viewing near the edge of the crater. The walking path around the crater is off limit during my visit.
  • 2013-12-22 00:00:00+00:00
We were also looking forward to today's activities which were to feature a visit to the largest volcano in Japan, Mount Aso. We planned to spend the whole day in ...
  • 2010-10-13 00:00:00+00:00
Our second day in Japan was also our first ever trip to an active volcano! Mount Aso is the world's largest active volcanic caldera at some 25 km across, ...

Mount Misen 弥山 Attraction

Itsukushima / Miyajima

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  • 2018-11-15 02:00:00+00:00
Mount Misen is a superb hike, offering 3 different route plus cable car. Do allocate at least 2.5h if you are fast, but I prefer to do it in 4h to take time to enjoy the view and take photos. Though the Misen Observatory has a great view, but my personal favorite is Komabayashi which is a big rock platform with much lesser crowd. We went up through the Momijidani Course and came down using Omoto Course.

Mount Yoshino 吉野山, Yoshino-yama Attraction

Mt Yoshino, Yoshinoyama, Yoshino, Yoshino District, Nara Prefecture 639-3115, Japan

  • 2014-12-11 00:00:00+00:00
November 12. Nara - Mt. Yoshino It was our second time to avail of our free breakfast at the hotel where we stayed and as I was discussing with the husband our itinerary for the day when I noticed how the Japanese ate breakfast. I wonder if it’s common or a popular dish in Japan,…
  • 2014-04-14 00:00:00+00:00
We took the train from Kyoto station (2 hour journey, one change) to Yoshino. This was on Kintetsu Railway, one of the private railways serving the Kansai region ...
  • 2010-04-10 00:00:00+00:00
it took quite a few train rides and 2 and a half hours to get there from the shinosaka station (close to our hotel) but we finally got there, and started the long trek up ...

Mount Hiei 比叡山, Hiei-zan Attraction

Mt Hiei, Yaseakimotocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1252, Japan

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  • 2018-11-10 03:53:42+00:00
The area becomes very beautiful during autumn. Everywhere is filled with red and yellow leaves, makes the walk more enjoyable!
  • 2013-05-26 00:00:00+00:00
This post is a continuation, of sorts, of my first climb of Kyoto's Mt. Hiei, painfully documented a year ago in “Yesterday's Hike: The Agony Where Bravado Yields, ...

Mount Raizan 雷山 Attraction

Raizan, Itoshima 819-1145, Fukuoka Prefecture

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  • 2018-11-18 01:00:00+00:00
Raizan trail is certainly much beautiful than Homanzan, though weather is cloudy. Sadly we didn't have enough time to cross to Iharayama peak as well and do a return loop.
  • 2015-07-14 00:00:00+00:00
Ibarayama (井原山 – 983m) and Raizan (雷山 – 955m) To the south of Itoshima’s Keya Beach lie the twin peaks of Ibarayama (983m) and Raizan (955m) and one of Fukuoka’s best hikes. With waterfalls, stunning panoramas and dense forests, this is one of the most (if not the most) scenic hikes in Fukuoka but...

Mount Rokkō 六甲山, Rokkō-san Attraction

Higashinada Ward, Kobe, Hyōgo 658-0000, Japan

Mount Rokko is close to the cities of Osaka and Kobe and to the hot springs of Arima Onsen. From the top of Mt. Rokko one has a panoramic view of Osaka Bay or the wonderful night view over the city of Kobe. In every season Mt. Rokko offers a spectacle of nature, along with places for dining and shopping.

  • 2017-05-02 00:00:00+00:00
Reaching the summit ridge of Mt. Rokko from Hankyu Ashiyagawa Station should take about four to five hours for the average hiker.

Mount Unzen 雲仙岳, Unzendake Attraction

Obamacho Unzen, Unzen, Nagasaki Prefecture 854-0621, Japan 〒854‐0621 雲仙市小浜町雲仙551

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  • 2018-11-19 05:10:51+00:00
I believe the Autumn for Mount Unzen is in early November, so we are late with no red leafs left. The mountain is misty during our hike so we can't see the surrounding trails, and the trail vegetations are quite nice. Since we are short of time, we took the cable car up and hike the loop back to cable car station, for about 2 hours.

Mt. Moiwa 藻岩山, Moiwa-yama Attraction

Mt. Moiwa, Moiwayama, Minami Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 005-0041, Japan

Mt. Aso Nakadake Crater 阿蘇中岳火口 Attraction

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    March 20 - October 31: 8: 30 am - 6: 00 pm (Gate closed on 5:30 pm) November 1 - November 30: 8: 30 am - 5: 30 pm (Gate closed on 5:00 pm) December 1 - March 19: 9: 00 am - 5: 00 pm (Gate closed on 4:30 pm)
  • Price

    1200 yen round trip from Asosan Nishi Station, or 800 yen per car

Kurokawa, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2225, Japan

Mount Hōman 宝満山, Hōman-zan Attraction

Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka-ken

829,6 metres

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  • 2018-11-16 02:00:00+00:00
Homanzan is full of stairs and the path is well marked. There is a shrine and a big rock at the top, and a cabin rest area as well. The view is not bad, but sadly it is pretty cloudy today. The journey is pretty alright, and more adventurous as we explore a path down without stairs from a website.
  • 2018-04-16 00:00:00+00:00
So after about 2-3 hrs of climbing, walking, gasping for air, I reached the peak!

Mount Tsukuba 筑波山, Tsukuba-san Attraction

Mount Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture 300-4352, Japan

Mount Tsurumi 鶴見岳, Tsurumidake, 別府ロープウェイ, Beppu Ropeway Attraction

Mount Tsurumi, Higashiyama, Beppu, Ōita Prefecture 874-0000, Japan

Mount Chogatake 蝶ヶ岳 Attraction

Mt Chogatake, Azumi, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture 390-1520, Japan

  • 2014-09-27 00:00:00+00:00
Day 10 Mt. Chogatake 10:05-14:47 Distance today 12.0km, climb 1,200m, duration 1:46, avg speed 2.4km/h, burned 1,493kcal
  • 2012-10-12 00:00:00+00:00

Mt. Kishima 杵島岳 Attraction

Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture

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  • 2018-11-20 03:50:00+00:00
Fairly easy 1 hour hike from Kusasenri to have a pretty good view of Mount Aso Nakadake Crater spitting out poisonous gas. The surrounding views are pretty marvelous as well.

Shirakami Sanchi 白神山地, White god mountain Attraction

日本, 〒036-1411 青森県中津軽郡西目屋村田代神田61−1

  • 2010-05-07 00:00:00+00:00
We were up early to go to Shirakami sanchi mountain area and beyond, up the Tsugaru peninsula of Aomori province. Shirakami is the triangle on the south west (BLHS) of the map. Tsugaru is the large peninsula in the north west (TRHS).Odate is off the map, just south of the dotted yellow line that shows the border between Akita and Aomori. Shirakami Sanchi is pristine beech forest, and without doubt the most natural nature i have seen in Japan.
  • 2009-10-22 00:00:00+00:00
shirakami-sanchi is a UNESCO world heritage site in northern japan. it is a national park.

Hiking Mount Mitsu-toge 三つ峠山 Activity

Mt Mitutouge, Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture 401-0304, Japan

  • 2015-03-02 00:00:00+00:00
There’s no shortage of mountains to explore in and around Tokyo. And when you live in a metropolitan area home to more than 37 million, sometimes you just want to get away - even if that means getting on a train with plenty others in the same frame of mind.
  • 2014-05-15 00:00:00+00:00
A couple of weeks ago, I went on a hike to Mount Mitsutoge (三つ峠山), in the Fuji 5 Lakes area. I basically followed the same path as detailed on this page: Starting from Mitsutouge station (三つ峠駅) on ...

Mount Yōtei 羊蹄山 Attraction

Mount Yōtei, Kyogoku, Abuta District, Hokkaido, Japan

Akiyamago 秋山郷, Akiyama Township Town

日本長野県下水内郡栄村堺 秋山郷

  • 2015-04-09 00:00:00+00:00
"Landscape of unexplored Akiyama Township and water" 「秘境 秋山郷と水の風景」   Water landscape in the mountains. Because it

Mount Fuji 富士山 Fujisan Attraction

Mt Fuji, Kitayama, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan