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Best trails in Japan

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Ready to check out the best trails in Japan? AllTrails has 459 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Nikko National Park or Fuji Hakone Izu National Park - we've got you covered. If you're looking for great state park trails check out Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park in Kanagawa or Muro-Akame-Aoyama Quasi-National Park in Mie. Or for some great local park options, check out Onshi-Hakone Park near Kanagawa. Ready for some activity? There are 218 moderate trails in Japan ranging from 0.7 to 79.8 miles and from 22 to 9,957 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Mount Yatsugatake Loop Traii
Chino Shi, Nagano, Japan
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 7 h 58 m
Mount Yatsugatake Loop Traii is a 11.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Chino Shi, Nagano, Japan that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily uShow more
#2 - Mount Oyama Loop
Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
There are several camping sites in the surrounding area of Oyama and Hinata. You can also find multiple temples and historical sites in Hinata as well. Note: This trail is possible to walk in either Show more
#3 - Akame 48 Waterfalls Trail
Muro-Akame-Aoyama Quasi-National Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
This is a well known trail for beautiful deep mountain valleys and waterfalls which offer a brilliant scenery of the four seasons. You will enjoy a number of beautiful waterfalls and refreshing mountaShow more
#4 - Nikko World Heritage Shrines and Temples
Nikko, Tochigi, Japan
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
The shrines and temples of a world heritage site, including Nikko Toshogu Shrine are set amidst a magnificent forest of cedar trees. This site is also apart of Nikko National Park and it is enthrallinShow more
#5 - Mount Tonodake
Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
This trail takes you to the summit of Mt. Tonotake through Mt. Ninoto, Mt Sannoto, Mt Karasuo, and Mt Gyojatake. It is a popular mountain for all level of climbers, and there are also multiple routes Show more
#6 - Mt Tonodake
Hadano Shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 5 h 54 m
Mt Tonodake is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hadano Shi, Kanagawa, Japan that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#7 - Nakasendo: Magome - Tsumago
Nakatsugawa Shi, Gifu, Japan
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
This hike is a small section between Magome - Tsumago of the former Nakasendo which was once connected Tokyo with Kyoto during the Edo Period. The trail is a well maintained and well signed in EnglisShow more
#8 - Senjogahara - Odashirogahara
Nikko National Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
This trail is located in one of famous marshland belts of Japan (Okunikko). A well maintained trail which offers beautiful views and opportunities to see wildlife in the area.Show more
#9 - Mount Fujiwara
Inabe Shi, Mie, Japan
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 6 h 39 m
Mount Fujiwara is a 10 mile loop trail located near Inabe Shi, Mie, Japan that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.Show more
#10 - Mount Awadake
Nago, Okinawa, Japan
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Do not bring dogs or young children. It's also suggested avoiding the trail after a rainfall, it just gets a little slick when it’s wet! You can park near the community center, then walk down a roadShow more
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