Japan

Parent Regions

Walks in Japan

Medium
6.8 km return
3 hrs

Byoubuzan (Gifu Prefecture)

Byoubuzan is situated in Mizunami. On the walk you can see great waterfalls and stunning views of rural Japan.

Very Easy
2 km return
30 mins

Cape Irozaki Lighthouse Track 石廊崎 (Shizuoka Prefecture)

Cape Irozaki is part of the Fuji-Izu-Hakone national park and has some of the best views of the Izu coast. It is the most southern point of the Izu Peninsula.

Medium
10 km return
3 hrs

Chiiwakyo 乳岩峡 (Aichi Prefecture)

Chiiwakyo is one of the coolest natural places in Aichi Prefecture. The hike takes you past some waterfalls, forest and caves. It's kind of way out in the sticks, but worth it.

Easy
4.5 km return
1 hr

Dogashima Loop + Tombolo Land Bridge 堂ヶ島 (Shizuoka Prefecture)

Dogashima is one of the most famous area on the Izu Peninsula and part of the Fuji-Izu-Hakone national park. Dogashima has interesting rock formations and if the weather is good you can take a boat into the sea cave. It is also home to a land bridge that appears during low-tide which is pretty cool.

Very Easy
2.5 km return
90 mins

Fukuurajima 福浦島 (Miyagi Prefecture | Matsushima Bay)

Fukuurajima is an island that you can reach from the Japanese mainland via bridge. Matsushima is considered to be one of the 3 views of Japan. The bay is littered with small islands that house unique vegetation. Fukuurajima itself is one of those islands. It has been designated a prefectural park and is protected. On the island you can view the unique plantlife and get some views of the Matsushima Bay. For the best view of the bay, I recommend taking a boat tour.

Easy
8 km return
3 hrs

Fushimi Inari Taisha, Mt. Inari

A hike up Mount Inari through thousands of Torii gates part of one of the most famous temples in Japan.

Easy
2 km return
40 mins

Gohou no Taki (五宝の滝)

Gohou no Taki is a series of seven waterfalls located in Yaotsu in Gifu Prefecture. In the mid-1500s, the waterfalls here were used as a special training site making them also historically important.

Medium
14.2 km return
6 hrs

Iwamura Castle + 水晶山 + 三森山

A nice hike up Iwamura Castle with sweeping views of the Gifu countryside. Lots of history.

Easy
3 km one-way
90 mins

Jogasaki Picnic Course 城ケ崎ピクニックコース (Shizuoka Prefecture)

The Jogasaki coast is one of the famous coastal regions of the Izu Peninsula and part of the Fuji-Izu-Hakone National Park. It has dramatic cliff faces and interesting rock formations.

Easy
3 km return
1 hr

Kamikochi to Taisho Pond (Northern Alps, Nagano Prefecture)

Possibly the most popular walk in Kamikochi. Has iconic views that are seen in all guidebooks about Japan.