Explore the most popular National Parks 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.

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

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27 days ago

A walk that can be done by all levels. Sennin Pond is a great scenic spot in both spring and autumn. If you get a nice day the reflections can be amazing. You can start from the car park of Green House and then you can retrace your steps on your way back.

A great trail (specially in spring) for people of all levels. The course is easy and relatively flat making it a great family friendly walk. There are several great spots along the walk, including the small shrine, tall trees and a natural drinking water fountain. At the half point you will hit Yumemidaira which is a stunning marshland area with Mt Mitahara in the background.

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.

I only tried Odake. There isn't much information about this trail on the internet, but it was really fun. If you are staying at lake Saiko, this is a good trail to attempt. It can be tiring climbing to the top, but it's worth it as you will get a really good view of Mount Fuji.

The lower crater shown in the map is smoking, literally, as of March 2020. Hiking is not permitted in that small area.

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rocky
2 months ago

Really nice trail with challenging climbing passages at top. We took the trail on the east side to get down. It was also very challenging with some climbing. In winter it's really cold and there's some snow, so don't forget your gloves.

hiking
3 months ago

Grueling hike, but great views from the top of Fuji and Tokyo. I took the loop down. The backside trail is a bit overgrown.

Definitely a great hike and a bit challenging at times the only thing I absolutely hated was that there is no parking whatsoever. We asked a sake shop to use their parking while we hiked the first time and we offered them 1000 yen but they let us stay for free. But we weren’t so lucky last time and had to turn home.

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.

fun half day hike. good views on the second mountain.

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rocky
snow
5 months ago

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

Hiked up from Ebino Eco Museum Center (Toilet and Paid Parking) to Mt. Karakunidake passing Mt. Ioyama (Off-limits). From Mt. Karakunidake down to Mt. Shishikodake and a left to Mt. Ohata as the track from Mt. Shishikodake to Mt. Nakadake is closed.Back to Mt. Karakunidake on the same route and then down to Onami Pond, a right turn and back to the parking. Track from Onami Pond to Mt. Karakunidake is quite steep and mostly stairs. Map > http://kirishimakankou.com/pdf/kirishima_tr_map_en.pdf

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rocky
scramble
6 months ago

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6 months ago

It was very tiring but was very worth.

The path on this hike was very well maintained, unlike Mount Tsurumi (the mountain next door to Mount Yufu). The hike is fairly simple and only gets really difficult once you have the chance to climb rocks to get to the summit. There are chains attached to the rocks which you have to hold and climb up. If you are used to hikes and enjoy rock climbing, this should be very enjoyable. However, if you are scared of heights or are inexperienced in outdoor rock climbing, this may be difficult for you as there are no safety harnesses or helmets available. Overall the hike is lovely and the view at the top is worth the blood, sweat, and tears (not that there will be any).

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blowdown
over grown
6 months ago

Way back from Mount Mitake to Tori station

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blowdown
over grown
6 months ago

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blowdown
over grown
6 months ago

Randonnée sympathique. La meilleure vue reste au somment du mont Isatakeishi. On voit malheureusement les dégâts causés par le typhon. Mais les chemins sont accessibles.

hiking
7 months ago

Completed back in August 2014. One of my earliest hikes and by far one of my most memorable. Incredible feeling to see the sunrise after starting at midnight.

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