Mt.Kentoku (乾徳山)

Mt.Kentoku (乾徳山) is a 2031MASL rocky summit found in the mountains of Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. It boasts of 360-degree views of the surrounding Okutama-Chichibu mountains, a lush forest for campers, and boulders suitable for rock climbing beginners. To get there, first go to Enzan station by boarding on the Chuo Main Line bound for Matsumoto. From the…

Mt.Tanzawa (丹沢山) Traverse

The Tanzawa mountain range, home to the highest peaks in Kanagawa prefecture, is a must-hike for adventure seekers who live in Kanto. We did the traverse last January 10-11 on a warm and sunny winter day. The trail starts at Okura bus stop where you will be introduced to a lush green forest even in…

Mt.Kumotori (雲取山) via Kamosawa to Mitsumine

Clocking at 2017 MASL, Mt.Kumotori (雲取山) towers over Tokyo and the surrounding Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park (秩父多摩甲斐国立公園) mountains. One thing good about hiking these mountains is the relative ease of access from Tokyo. Day 1 On a cool November weekend, we started off our day with a warm cup of coffee at the local conbini as…