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Way shorter and easier than I expected, great for kids and elderly people. As an experienced hiker I was hoping for more of a challenge but it is great for nice day out.

hiking
20 days ago

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.

hiking
27 days ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

walking
1 month ago

I did it a few times, during different seasons and it changes so much that it's worth coming back for another go. Highly recommended!

ready easy! so beautiful! I did it on New year's Eve Wich is the time of the year when everyone goes to the shrine so it was a bit crowded but definitely worth it!!

Wasn’t anywhere near as hard as I expected so I went off the beaten path on my way back and ended up just walking back to my hotel. Beautiful hike with stunning views. Stairs from the bottom to the top with a couple of rest stops along the way. No view from the top but nice views of the city from a couple of spots on the way up.

hiking
over grown
2 months ago

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

As I walked around, I gazed at a very big tree. Then, I walked across the stepping stone bridge at the river.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Trail was a bit slick in places, and some places there was a some mud. Not to bad. Trail markings aren’t that great. Make sure to have downloaded the maps beforehand. Was a fun quick hike. Did it round trip from the station in about two hours. I could see slowing down a bit, but wanted to get back to the city. Some great views.

Just too many people. We took the turn and went through "竹の下道" to the top of the Inari Mountain.

hiking
4 months ago

Most beautiful thing in Kyoto, very shot walk

hiking
4 months ago

A must do!

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!

on Lake Yamanaka Loop

walking
5 months ago

Fairly flat. The trail is paved the entire way. Clean restrooms throughout. Easy, but long walk.

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
snow
5 months ago

Actually completed Nov2017 .. An easy walk but a very long one that gives you great views of Fuji-san .. I completed it just before dusk in late Autumn and to see the sunset with Fuji-san was phenomenal. Have to time it well or need some luck to annoy the walk without too much cloud hanging around the mountain. Recommended if you’re in the area.

hiking
8 months ago

Very interesting views. Nice walk and lots of shrines. Worth it.

a walk like no other in the world, scattered with traditional temples, shrines, statues and Torii. continue all the way to the top. a lot of people stop at the Kyoto viewing station. peaceful

This is a great hike! You see both beautiful nature and architecture. There are a lot of stairs to climb but there's plenty to see without getting to the top for different fitness levels. There isn't any exceptional view from the top, so the enjoyment comes from the journey and the I did it! feels at the summit. You also get to enjoy the Shinto spiritual atmosphere and appreciate the culture and nature. It was quite busy the day I went, but it felt nice to share the feeling with so many people. It's well maintained and definitely not wilderness hiking. Definitely worth visiting :)

Lovely, picturesque, serene if go on weekday & early morning (by 7:30AM). Good workout too.

This is one of my favorite “go-to” hikes from central Tokyo, as it’s fairly quick and easy to reach via Ikebukuro Station. There are several trails in the area, so I mix it up depending on how much time and energy I have. Two of my most common routes are as follows: Walk (or taxi ¥1,000 from Hanno Station, approx 2k) to the Irumagawa trail head in Okawara. From there, walk along the river to Do-Re-Mi-Fa steps, where you cross. From there, it’s a short walk through a small neighborhood to the trail head for Tonosuyama. From there, you could hike up Tonosuyama, then down the other side, and continue on to Tenranzan. You could then walk back to Hanno Station (1.3k), or you could take an easy trail around a golf could to Miyazawako Hot Spring near METSA, approx 4k away. PS: There’s a lovely little craft beer bar that recently opened at Hanno Station. Hope this helps!

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

Definitely a hike. Hundreds of steps up and down around the mountain here surrounded by bright red torii or gates. It's a magical experience everyone should do in their lifetime. World class.

hiking
10 months ago

Rented a bike and biked around the lake, plenty of stops for tea and lunch along the way. Lots of views of Mount Fuji to stop and take pictures at almond the way!

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