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.
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?
Last time, I told you about the only top-100 waterfall of Tokyo. However, the Okutama area is abundant with myriads of smaller waterfalls to enjoy throughout the year. You’ll find the majority of falls concentrated around the Unazawa area, deep in Tokyo’s west.
The saying goes “Every wise man has climbed Mt. Fuji once, but only a fool climbs it twice”. Well, I’m the fool and I’m here to talk to you about it.
Mt Adatara (安達太良山) is a prominent volcanic peak, a bit closer to Fukushima city. Its name consists of a lot of wonderful kanji, which I can vaguely translate as safe and accomplished, thick and nice mountain. The last time it erupted was in 1996, so it is indeed pretty safe at the moment.
You may wonder, how is it even possible that Tokyo has a waterfall at all. The west is where all of Tokyo’s natural beauty exists, and where city boys flock to get a detox break.