Explore the most popular Bird Watching 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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Anthony Richardson
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Super muddy in this time of year so bring some good boots. Not much views but you do get some easy rocks to maneuver for a bit. I’m not a pro hiker by any means but I did it with a 2 year old on my back. BRING BUG SPRAY. Without it, I’m not sure it we would of went as far as we did. Also, they should rename this the “stairway to heaven” as there’s TONS of muddy rock stairs going up. No paved roads after the map and super pretty walking path that is well managed along the way. Plenty of locals there to help guide us. Hope this helped!

Kandace McGee
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Hiking

Lots of steps but it was the perfect amount of challenge. Brought my dog and she loved it but definitely bring water! I also recommend a stick to brush away the spiders and webs. There are multiple trails but they are all connected. Lots of maps so you can’t get lost. Wonderful views!

Acrie Saint
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HikingRocky
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Simon Geis
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Mountain bikingRocky
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Denzel Washington
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HikingBugsMuddy

Good trail for families and dogs. Would not suggest if you’re looking for a good work out. It is an easy walk through the forest. Will visit again.

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Erin McDuffie
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Hiking
Hanner Tuskey
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Hiking

Closes at 16 in the summertime, 15 during the winter

Jose M.
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Duayne Green
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WalkingMuddyOver grownRockyScrambleWashed out

I saw 2 habitats on the trail.

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Vojtech Plesak
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HikingRockyScramble

Good walk, highlights include a 2ndhand store with trekking gear in Mitake, peak views and a very organized logging site on one of the hills. Easy access, decent views.

hanginwithnoelsy ...
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Hiking

Competed this trail a few times and never get bored .. Tori Gate Central .. walk through hundreds as you work your way up to the top of Mt Inari and back down .. there are many trails you can choose if you wish to extend it .. I actually did a 6km version and included the outskirts through the forest as well. Recommended

Nathan and Mandy Kirschke
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HikingRocky

Absolutely loved this trail. 100% worth your time. Definitely do not start at the initial starting point—instead make it a 5-mile and it will be beautiful the entire way. This is a hiker’s dream trail!!

chloé bdt
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Nature trips

I loved the part by the river, the water is clear and you can have a swim if you want! the hike is easy and beautiful, perfect for a day trip

NaCl H2O
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HikingMuddy

It was easy but steep. Must wear hiking boots even 2days after the rain because of all the mud.

David Yocom
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Hiking

Great day hike with a rewarding view.

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S Friedrich
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Wonderful trail through the bamboo forest. There's a not so tiny private property including a tea house with delicious green tea. There's a small fee to enter but it's worth it in my opinion

Jen Mchay
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Hiking

A steady uphill hike through beautiful scenery, I highly recommend this. It is easy to reach from the train station by bus, and very well signposted.

Mackenzi McCaslin
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HikingClosed

Closed due to virus. No trespassing sign up. Supposed to reopen May 11th, 2020.

Arnita Boruah
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Hiking

Great trail for beginners!

Gyov M
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HikingMuddyRocky

Not bad some what slippery! But overall easy!!

Richard McDonald
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Walking

It's a very nice walk (not a hike!) through some lovely scenery. Am sure in busy times it gets packed with tourists.

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