Explore the most popular Walking 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.

hiking
12 hours ago

Lots of people... easy hike.

Great Views!! the trail is a little bit difficult but really amazing.

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bugs
muddy
3 days ago

The ropeway to the central Hakone peaks remains closed, likely throughout all of 2020 summer. Road along the lake is in good condition, would be excellent for a bike trip. You could easily cycle around the whole lake in a day. Few spots offer a good view of Mt. Fuji. Bus from either end point to Odawara takes ~70 mins and costs ~¥1300.

Awesome trail! - took the trail today with my wife and 3 kids. Make sure you take your time many of the stone steps used to ascend and descend the upper portions of the trail were covered in slippery moss. Was about 73 today but with all the foliage it was much cooler. Recommended if you have kids since it’s a good length if your looking to start small

bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

super cool trail. it's short but took us about 30 mins. full of climbs up and down rocks through caves. we parked at the castle ruins and then walked through the education center, down the stairs, took a right down a driveway passed a camping area and then followed the red arrow to the trail.

Nice trail leading up to a great view of Kyoto .. well laid out and if you want to enhance the experience come down the trail to Nanzenji .. recommended

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rocky
7 days ago

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!!

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

Not my definition of easy, especially with all the mud!

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bugs
muddy
over grown
8 days ago

hiking
muddy
9 days ago

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

on Mount Hirugatake

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
washed out
9 days ago

This is indeed NOT a moderate trail. It needs considerable improvements and repairs especially throughout the first/ last quarter. Nonetheless, this is a very enjoyable hike with numerous trail variations and conditions. And it’s a good bet for those who love a steep climb.

hiking
10 days ago

This is not a moderate trip. I would consider this to be hard. The route is very diverse and very interesting. It makes really fun to walk. The peak a little disappointing- but still worth the trip. Climbing down on the right route is currently not possible since the route is partly destroyed by a Taifun. Nevertheless, we anyway walked there and some of the road is destroyed. Still worked quite nicely.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
10 days ago

Wish I would have paid more attention to some of the other reviews before we got there. We wondered around for a bit before cutting through the abandoned “Resident Evil / Walking Dead” building (we went on a Sunday) to the beginning of the trail. After we got to the wooded area my kids stopped freaking out about getting away from the zombies. We then began to realize that the mosquitoes were out in full force and we should have brought some bug repellent. The trail was great, but it is probably not what I would consider kid friendly. My children are 7 and 9 and were able to get around just fine but near the cliffs, my wife and I were on edge (HAHAHA! LOL! see what I did there?) at more than a few points.

hiking
bugs
over grown
scramble
10 days ago

The trail gets very dense and overgrown after a couple km, not for those looking for a relaxed walk

Nice hike, very easy, even with toddler in carrier. Took the long route this time, nice walk back along the river.

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