Mt. Tsukuba

Map number 20 (also includes Akagi) Description number 44 This hike confused me because their is another peak called Mt. Nantai on the same ridge line. I originally thought that there were two Hyakumeizan's right next to each other but as it turns out, the Hyakumeizan Mt. Nantai is different. You'll also find that there... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kinpu / Mt. Mizugaki

Kinpu and Mizugaki are map number 23. Kinpu is description number 68 and Mizugaki is description number 69 After not being able to summit Yatsugatake, I headed for Mizugaki and Kinpu. You can access both peaks from one trail head, and there are a couple places to park. I parked at 35.878263,138.580107 because it was a... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kumotori

Map number 23 (you can also get Kinpu, Mizugaki, Ryokami, Kobushi, and Daibosatsu). Description number 66. Mt. Kumotori is about 1 hour 45 minutes from my house in Sagamihara. This hike can be done as a day hike and there are 2 places (that I'm aware of) that you can park. The 1st place is... Continue Reading →

Mt. Tanzawa

Map number 28, description number 71 I hiked Tanzawa in December of 2016, before much snow was in the mountains. Occasionally, it snows once or twice in the mountains in early winter, but usually melts quickly. Later January through April there's usually snow in the mountains. Mt. Tanzawa is only about a 1 hour drive... Continue Reading →

Mt. Fuji

Description number 72 Even though it's a year and a half after the fact, it seems only fitting that the first hike that I post on is Mt. Fuji. Mt. Fuji was my first hike since I arrived in Japan. I didn't even know about the Hyakumeizan when I signed up 2 months ahead of... Continue Reading →

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