Best wildlife trails in Japan

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Explore the most popular wildlife 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.
Map of wildlife trails in Japan
Top trails (1979)
#1 - Mt. Akadake - Mt. Yokodake - Mt. Iodake
Chino Shi, Nagano, Japan
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 7 h 58 m
This course goes from Akadake, Yokodake, and Iodake (赤岳 - 横岳 - 硫黄岳), which are part of the Yatsugatake Mountain Range. It is a course where you can enjoy magnificent scenery from the mountains.Show more
#2 - Mount Yarigatake: Kamikochi Course
Chubusangaku National Park
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Length: 23.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
Mount Yarigatake: Kamikochi Course (槍ヶ岳: 上高地コース) This course that continues via the Yarizawa Lodge to the summit of Mount Yarigatake. This mountain is famous for its peak that looks like a sharp spear. It is also the fifth highest mountain in Japan and is crowded with many mountaineers during the season. You can choose to plan a one-day climb, or stop at Yarizawa Lodge and continue on the next day.Show more
#3 - Mount Oyama Loop
Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
Mount Nabewari Loop (大山ループコース) Take a hike at Mount Oyama, which is easily accessible from Tokyo and is busy with hikers during the climbing season. The trail is a mixture of rocky terrain and forest paths. The views of Mt. Fuji and The Tanzawa Mountains from the summit are truly spectacular. There are also camping sites, temples, and historical sites around Oyama and Hinata.Show more
#4 - Akame 48 Waterfalls Trail
Muro-Akame-Aoyama Quasi-National Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
四季折々の美しい風景が広がる、深山幽谷と数々の滝から成る有名なコースです。美しい滝と新鮮な山の空気を味わうことができます。Show more
#5 - Mount Ryugadake - Mount Tashita - Magotaone
Suzuka Quasi-National Park
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 7 h 31 m
Mount Ryugadake - Mount Tashita - Magotaone (竜ヶ岳 - 多志田山 - 孫太尾根) Starting this tour from the Magotaone ridge to the summit of Mount Ryugatake via one of the peaks of Mount Fujiwara, Mount Tashita. Mount Ryugatake is known for the plain summit and many species of bamboo grasses. In autumn, the silver grasses cover the mountain, which creates gorgeous landscapes. It is also blessed with abundant water and its various waterfalls.Show more
#6 - Mount Tonodake - Okura
Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 5 h 54 m
Mount Tonodake - Okura (搭ノ岳 - 大倉) Okura is a famous mountaineering base for mountain climbing in the Tanzawa area. The hiking trail to Mount Tonodake is also popular regardless of the climbing level. You can enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding mountains from the summit.Show more
#7 - Mount Suzukita - Mount Oike - Kurakake Pass
Suzuka Quasi-National Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 5 h 27 m
Mount Suzukita - Mount Oike - Kurakake Pass (鈴北岳 - 御池岳 - 鞍掛峠) Traveling to the highest peak of the Suzuka Mountains, Mount Oike. The area has become a major mountain range for hikers in the Tokai and Kansai regions. It is known for the most spectacular views among the Suzuma mountains. The unique terrains around the summit are called Table Mountain, which is truly stunning. This route commences from Kurakake Pass heads to Mount Oike via Mount Suzukita. Further this route, you can see various scenic sites in the mountain.Show more
#8 - Mount Tonodake - Omote-one Ridge - Yabitsu Pass
Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
Mount Tonodake - Omote-one Ridge - Yabitsu Passe (塔ノ岳 - 表尾根 - ヤビツ峠) This long trail travels to Mount Tonotake through Mount Ninoto, Mount Sannoto, Mount Karasuo, and Mount Gyojatake. Mount Tonotake is popular among climbers of all levels, and there are multiple routes to the top, so you can choose the route that best suits your climbing experience and physical condition. Mt. Fuji and the Southern Alps in the distance from the trail and Mount Tanodake are amazing.Show more
#9 - Naka Pass - Mount Kunimi - Mount Haraido Loop
Suzuka Quasi-National Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 5 h 11 m
Naka Pass - Mount Kunimi - Mount Haraido Loop (中峠 - 国見岳 - ハライドループ) Explore through the stunning forests in the Suzuka Mountains, which is known as a famous hiking site. This route continues to Mount Haraido and Mount Kunimi from Asake Keikoku. Enjoy the superb views of rich forests and the mountains from the summit of Mount Haraido.Show more
#10 - Mount Ishikawa Loop
Uruma Shiminnomori Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
Mount Ishikawa Hiking Course (石川岳周回コース) offers several challenging sections, including steep slopes, mud, narrow paths to rocky brooks. Although difficult at times, this is a beautiful trail with scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea. There are some maps of courses near by trailheads, and a number of possible trails which join this hiking course in the area, so please check them out.Show more
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