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Any recommendations for the best hiking spots close to Tokyo?

Nikko? Shoshenkyo Gorge?

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The most popular hiking trail close to tokyo today is Takao-san or Mt. Takao for visitors.


I like Kamakura near my residence. I sometimes walk back from kamakura along the trail. Actullay there are several hiking trails behind temples in Kamakura. some examples are in the following guide page:


The above trails are all easy for everybody can walk in one, two or three hours.

in Nikko area, I walked with my old company friends only once long time ago. The area has many trails even for upgraded hikers or mountain climbers to walk and stay one night at mountain lodges. However, I do not see much information in English. One example is:


I am sorry I don’t know the other one you picked up.

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My Japanese colleagues used to scoff at my Sunday hikes on Takaosan, which they did not consider a real mountain. But it is pleasant; many well-marked trails, a temple-shrine complex, a cable car. It's also a chance to be out with everyday people taking a day in the country. A warning: I first hiked to the top by way of a long roundabout route, and was shocked to find the top paved over and fitted with restaurants.

There are many other opportunities for hiking in the mountains outside Tokyo, on trails where you may not see another soul, but I know of no English-language maps.

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I used to escape city life in the Chichibu/Okutama region - trains from Shinjuku to Mitake etc....also wonderful stays at Komadaori Sanso near the shrine...a priest is the manager...wonderful one person wood bath...on a clear day you can see the Shinjuku buildings in the distanace.

here's some bacis info



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