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

Miyajima

Miyajima is yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site near Osaka and Hiroshima.  It's often near the top of the list for most travelers, and offers [...]

Chichibu

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

Daigoji Temple

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

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 Takao

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

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 [...]

Naruko Gorge

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

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 [...]

Koyasan

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

Mount Daisen

Mount Daisen (大山) is a volcanic mountain in the Chugoku region with amazing views over the northern mountains from 1,729 [...]