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

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 [...]

Mount Mitake

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


Yakushima (屋久島) is a World Heritage listed subtropical island in southern Kyushu. It is usually accessed from Kagoshima and is [...]

Mount Oyama

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


For some reason completely unknown to most tourists, including Japanese tourists, Bitchu-Takahashi (備中高梁) presented one of the most surprising castles [...]


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


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


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

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 [...]