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

Mount Oyama

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

Daigoji Temple

Daigoji Temple (醍醐寺) is a picturesque Buddhist temple in south Kyoto. While a bit run down in places, the main [...]


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


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

Mount Takao

The cheapest and easiest to access mountain in Tokyo.  It really is a  great deal, as the 1 hour train ride [...]

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 [...]


Uji (宇治) is a popular tourist spot known for it's many centuries old shrines and temples, 2 of which are [...]


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

Mount Shosha

Mount Shosha (書写山) is a 371 metre tall mountain near Himeji, the top of which is full of Buddhist temples of [...]