I’ll be soon running out of hikes, so it’s back to basics. After numerous failed attempts to reach lake Okutama (I always got distracted and followed a different path), I finally made it!
Category Archives: Hiking
Day Hike from Tokyo: Rokkokutoge to Kamakura
Ok, so it snowed again in Tokyo this week, plus it’s Ume blossom season and you don’t feel like walking much. You’d much rather find a nice viewpoint to have a picnic and some drinks, preferably relatively close to the sea. Alright, I’ve got you covered. Today we are going to traverse Miura peninsula, from Yokosuka to Kamakura.
Day Hike from Tokyo: Mt Bonoore and lake Naguri
When it finally snows around Tokyo, an issue arises: Where to hike to next? Well, there’s this little ridge right on top of the border between Tokyo and Saitama prefectures. Tucked inside the mountains, Bonoore ridge is accessible all year round. It is one of those routes where the journey is more fun than the destination.
Day Hike from Tokyo: Takayama Fudoson
After a surprising string of hot November days in Tokyo, the winter chill is finally kicking in. During winter, the hiking options for those who are not into alpine hiking and are susceptible to slippery falls (like yours truly) get severely limited. Don’t worry though, miss belleelene has got you covered, with a scenic hiking route that stays open all year long.
Day Hike from Tokyo: Mt. Takao
Back to the basics, because the MOST elementary mountain around Tokyo is none other than Mt. Takao (高尾山). It is tiny (only 599m tall), easily accessible by train and cable car, and has interesting foliage colors all year round.
Hiking Trip in Beppu: Kyushu’s Tallest Mountain
Everyone seems to adore Kyushu. This large island is a favorite for natural disasters, like volcanoes, earthquakes and typhoons. Have you ever considered how do their volcanic peaks look like?