Explore the most popular Backpacking trails in Japan with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Arnita Boruah
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HikingBugsRocky

It was an amazing trail with the sound of the ocean and walking through the forest. Easy hike for beginners like me! Make sure to carry enough water to last the trail .

Marc Wilkinson
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HikingMuddyRocky

Mt Oyama is a great starter mountain for hikers in Japan. You’ll definitely break a sweat but still not fear for your life. The first section we took the otoko (man) route up to the midway shrine. Near there, there is a shop that has delicious pumpkin flavoured dango and tofu ice cream. From the shrine it’s about 90 minutes to the top. There is some bouldering, but not a big challenge. At the top, we saw some some deer close up. There were many people at the summit and a nice view of Tokyo bay and Oshima island. Overall, a great day hike.

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Myoko Tourism
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Hiking

This an amazing 2 day hike that takes you over Mt Myoko and then up to Mt Hiuchi. You can choose to stop at either Kurosawa Hut or Koya Pond hut. If you have a good pace i would continue to the famous Koya Pond hut. Be sure to book in advance for this hut. Both mountains offer very different scenery and climbing experiences which makes this a great 2 day hike.

hanginwithnoelsy ...
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HikingMuddy

A tough climb especially if you decide to ascend via the Onna-zaki Trail .. steep and lots of rocks to climb over .. I’m a beginner so perhaps a little tougher for me .. once you’re near the top, you get one amazing view of Fuji-san and this being Winter, meant that it was a very clear day. Many shrines and temples to see along the way so made for an enjoyable 3 hours .. recommended

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Si M
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Hiking

Beautiful table-land. Oike-dame is the highest of Suzuka mountains. Nice trail from Fujiwara to Oike.

Si M
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HikingMuddySnow

Nyudou-gatake(Idotani route↑North ridge route↓), only below knee-high snow at top of mountain and very muddy overall. Fukujusou(yellow flower) are bloomed right now at idotani route.

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Carey W.
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Hiking

An enjoyable hike through city streets that helped pass the time quickly as there is plenty to look at. The back end of the hike is through agricultural area that have minimal traffic so a lot more peaceful than the early part of the hike. The hike ends at the Peace Park but we chose to continue on through more agricultural lands ending at the Cape Kyan Peace Tower.

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Carey W.
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Hiking

An extremely enjoyable portion of the hike traveling along the coastline passing through many small towns. Plenty of chances to pick up supplies at the many Lawsons or Family Marts found along the route. Plenty to look at throughout the movement. The last portion of the movement is within the city passing the Kadena Base with plenty of stop lights and a lot of traffic. A long day but a lot of fun.

Carey W.
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Hiking

Starting at Cape Hado, a hilly start but quickly settles in to a route along the shoreline. A couple of tunnels that can be bypassed if the sea conditions are calm. Light traffic early in throughout the hike until you get down to Nago where the traffic picks up significantly. The early part of the hike has limited resupply points so either carry plenty of liquids or pick up some at the limited shops you pass.

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Michael Roberts
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HikingIcyRockySnow
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Si M
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Hiking

Diamond Trail, a.k.a Daitore is a long trail that was developed and maintained by Osaka. This trail starts at Donzurubo and runs along the ridge line of Mt.Kongo and Mt. Katsuragi at border between Osaka, Nara and Wakayama. You can walk divided course, and there is many escape routes.

Jonas Maier
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HikingRocky
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Tiago Palma
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Hiking

This was the first trail I tried suggested by the AllTrails app and I loved it. It was easy to do (I did it in a sunny December day), has beautiful sights along the way and it’s well marked both in Japanese and in English.

Gaël Royere
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Very good hike. From one part you can see Mount Fuji.

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Yoshi OK
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Hiking

Oze is one of the most popular hiking course in Japan. Always there are so many people there but there were few hikers because of the typhoon last Sunday. The weather was actually very nice. Lucky. I’ll share some pictures in Oze. You can see Mount Shibutsu and Hiuchigadake.

Yoshi OK
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Hiking

Oyama Afuri Shrine It was very hot today. I was really sweaty. I had a break time so there was the cafe in this shrine. You can reach the mountain top by cable car and can see the city view.

Tim O’Dell
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HikingRockyScramble

Nice trail - very beautiful in fall. Several groves of evergreen cedars on the way up and small waterfalls greet you on the way up on the west side. On the way down on the east side - groves of deciduous trees prior to reaching the evergreens. View from the top was good from the back side if you like mountains (Fuji) and not cities. Having said that the terrain is steep with many irregular stairs made of rock, stones, and logs. Not for the weak knee individuals. There is a team that will get you half way but I didn’t take it.

Rich Paret
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Hiking

Lots of stairs. :)

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Yoshi OK
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Hiking

I park my car in the parking of Asama 2000 ski area and start climbing the mountain. The clouds spread like the sea. Yellow autumn foliage in Mt. Asama. I can hear only the sound of the wind.

Gaël Royere
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HikingBlowdownOver grown

Way back from Mount Mitake to Tori station

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Gaël Royere
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HikingBlowdownOver grown
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