Japan

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History

Any interesting history for the region?

Features

What are the standout bushwalking features?

Access

How do you get there? Include all access points if there are many?

Maps

Which maps cover the region?

Accommodation

Where can I stay there? or near there?

Camping

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Contact details

Contact details for National Park offices or similar...

Walks in Japan

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
3.9 km one-way
2 hrs

Kurama to Kibune via Kurama-dera

Just outside of Kyoto city lies the sleepy town of Kurama, home of the Tengu. Via Mount Kurama and Kurama-dera walk to Kibune which is another sleepy town full of culture.

Very Hard
14 km return
1.5 days

MT FUJI SUMMIT, JAPAN

Overnight hike on the Subashiri Trail to the summit of Mt Fuji.

Medium
11 km return
5 hrs

Mt. Kuju (Aso-Kuju National Park)

The tallest peak on the Kyushu mainland standing at 1,791m. Stunning active volcanoes and vibrant colours. Lots of different peaks to do along the way and always changing scenery.

Medium
5 km return
2 hrs

Mt. Misen, Miyajima Island (Hiroshima Prefecture)

The hike offers an alternative to the rope way which takes you to the top of Mt. Misen, the highest peak on Miyajima Island. At the top of the mountain there is a good viewing platform from which you can see the Seto Inland Sea and the main land of Japan. The track is far less crowded than the ropeway and gives opportunity to see some of the more wild deer which are less used to human interaction.

Easy
3.8 km one-way
90 mins

Takaosan (Mount Takao)

Mount Takao (高尾山, Takaosan) is one of the closest natural recreation areas to central Tokyo, offering beautiful scenery, an interesting temple and attractive hiking opportunities. Although outside the city center, the mountain is still located within metropolitan Tokyo and takes only 50 minutes and 390 yen to reach from Shinjuku.