Explore the most popular Camping 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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muddy
rocky
10 days ago

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.

I loved my hike on Mt.Fuji. Took me about 6 hours to get to the top. Once I made it to the top, the sight of looking at the down at the clouds was amazing. I also took a 30 minute nap once I reached the top lol

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail area.

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muddy
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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

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muddy
snow
3 months ago

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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4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

I like to hike here in October... there is a beautiful 3-layer-colors of mountain view!! Green at a foot of mountain, and climb up higher, colors are change to yellow and red of autumn colors, and top of Yake-dake there is a view of Hodaka mountain which is covered by snow... green and yellow/red and white.... just beautiful. ※Helmet required!! Yake-dale is an active volcano.

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rocky
5 months ago

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muddy
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

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

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over grown
6 months ago

Fun hike, saw a few children and dogs along the way. Would recommend and skill level is appropriate.

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.

hiking
6 months ago

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.

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rocky
scramble
6 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful area that’s super easy

This “trail” is just a road. It’s mostly paved, but dirt at the end. It’s flat. Think nature trail. Also, the end is a military recreation area, so unless you are U. S. (or sponsored) or Japanese military you shouldn’t even enter the end section.

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no shade
rocky
7 months ago

Very challenging hike!!! One of the hardest I had so far .. but surely satisfied

Prefectural Park. Nice trails, understand the comments about lots of stairs. However, gets you to the top quickly and there are some great views. Family/Kids friends. Enjoy.

This is an open trail that depending on which course you take can be challenging and or kid friendly. There are restrooms at the Education Center and the Campground, not along the trail. No dogs please as there is wildlife in the area if you go early in the morning (small boars can be seen). If you start behind the Education Center and go down to the river, you can do one big loop with some sections paved. If you want a challenge for training, you can easily do each course in loop style sucesion and challenge yourself, just be careful if you choose to go down the 500+ man-made stairs on the North portion. I would strongly suggest going up them instead as some are VERY close (maybe a baby foot wide) and others are almost a full 30" in depth. Kid friendly sections going up towards the summit are near the campground and education center, local schools go trekking here regularly for science and there is an annual kids event. Depending on rainfall, some areas stay muddy, especially the riverbed portion, so step cautiously and watch where others have made mistakes. Bring lots of water, especially if you are training, but there are convenience stores on the way. Hts are a must, and if you are the first on the trails, make sure to carry a stick to clear spiderwebs. Moving quietly (no loud music please) will allow you to possibly see wildlife. Easily able to multi-trek for training, you can link all the courses together and easily hit 10km if you are ambitious. Enjoy yourself in this great area, everyone I see here is always happy!

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice also in October!

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