Hiking in Japan for Budget Travelers

Hiking in Japan for Budget Travelers2018-07-10T17:25:17+00:00

Japan, a volcanic island country, is 70% covered in mountains, making it one of the best countries in the world for hiking. Mountains are clean, often well maintained and the sights are mind-blowing. Signs can often be in Japanese only on less touristy, but we have included information in English when there is none available, or no tourist information centre with a free English map.

Best hiking spots in Japan

Kamikochi

Kamikochi is a famous river and hiking spot in the Japanese Alps, between Takayama and Matsumoto.  It offers hiking routes for any type [...]

Mount Aso

Mount Aso (阿蘇山) is Kyushu’s most famous volcano and symbol of the prefecture as the “Land of Fire”. The national [...]

Minoo Park

Minoo Park (箕面公園) is a popular day trip from Osaka, a great place to go hiking or enjoy some local [...]

Izu Peninsula

Izu Peninsula (伊豆半島) is a famous hot spring and sightseeing destination, and a popular side trip from Tokyo. While not that [...]

Chichibu

Chichibu is a quiet town in the mountains to the west of Tokyo, best known for it's festivals. During other [...]

Mount Mitake

Mt. Mitake (御岳山) is considered a sacred mountain by many Japanese, who frequently make a pilgrimage from Tokyo to the [...]

Naruko Gorge

Naruko Gorge (鳴子峡) is a stunning Autumn leaves spot in Tohoku. The leaves cover the 100 metre deep gorge with [...]

Koyasan

Koyasan will really take your breath away. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a town of Buddhist temples in the mountains south of [...]

Tottori

Tottori Sand Dunes Tottori (鳥取) is the most popular city in northern Chugoku, best known for its sand [...]

Mount Oyama

Along with Mount Takao, Mount Oyama (大山) is one of the best, and cheapest mountains to access near Tokyo. There [...]