Published On: Sat, Dec 27th, 2014

Hiking in Japan

View from Takao Mountain

View from Takao Mountain

photo: japan-guide.com

Japan is not only famous because of its big cities with high technology everywhere. Japan is a county with numerous mountains. It means, you have a lot of places to visit across Japan. Hiking in Japan gives you different experiences. You have to go and see by yourself. There are so many hiking spots. Let’s start from Tokyo area. There is Mount Takao which available for public year around. The best time to visit it is in spring and autumn. Mount Takao is easy to reach. It is only an hour from Tokyo. There are various trails which lead up to the mountain. The main trail leads the visitors to pass through the Yakuoin temple.

The next destination is Mount Mitake. This mountain is available year round and the best time to hike is in spring and autumn. The mountain is close to Tokyo. It is located in Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park. It does not take a long time to reach the area of hiking in Japan. It takes only 2 hours from the city. There are many spots to explore. The visitors can hike the trails and enjoy the views at the same time. There are waterfalls, shrines and peaks along the way to the top. Therefore, do not miss the chance to enjoy the views of unspoiled nature here.

Fujisan

Fujisan

photo: i.telegraph.co.uk

Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefecture are also considered as places of hiking in Japan. There is Mount Fuji, the tallest and the most famous mountain. The best time to visit is around July to mid September. This mountain is perfect for those who love hiking with high level of difficulty. However, there are also hiking spots for casual hikers as walks to Kofuji and Hoeizan. When you hike Mount Fuji, it would be one of the most unforgettable moments in your life.

Fushimi-Inari Shrine

Fushimi-Inari Shrine

photo: sse-franchise.com

In Kyoto, there are some interesting hiking spots. Let’s start from Fushimi Inari Shrine. This beautiful and elegant Shinto shrine is located in the south of Kyoto City. The shrine has thousands vermilion torii gates which connect it with the top of sacred mountain behind. Next, from the west we move to the northern part. There are Rishiri and Rebun islands. In Rebun, the hikers are able to enjoy the views of various flowers. Meanwhile, in Rishiri Island, the visitors are able to climb the dormant volcano in the heart of the island. It is such a rare experience while you are hiking in Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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