Mountains Accessible from Tokyo (Peaks in the Kanto Region)
Roads and railways fan out from the heart of Tokyo to the regions outside the capital, enabling smooth transit. If you're staying in the city you can do some great day hikes in the mountains, leaving your heavy luggage back at your accommodation.
Mt. Takao is a popular mountain with the locals, with easy access to the trailhead in approximately an hour from central Tokyo via the Keio Line. You can reach the Tanzawa mountain range (Tanzawa-sanchi) in a little under two hours heading southwest on the Odakyu Line from Shinjuku. Many mountains await to the north via JR trains, including Mt. Tanigawa and Mt. Nasu.
It's also easy to access Mt. Fuji, the nation's highest peak from Tokyo. While you can reach it with a combination of train and bus rides, there are buses that run directly from the city center to the trailheads too.
- The Easiest Route Up Mt. Takao Tokyo's most popular mountain, the fast way.
- Mt. Takao to Mt. Jinba Traverse An extended pleasant trail perfect for a first-time traverse.
- Mt. Mitake: Cable Car and Rock Garden Circuit A sacred tour of Mt. Mitake through its rock garden.
- Pyramidal Mt. Oyama, One of the Easier Tanzawa Peaks A Sacred Mountain and Japan Heritage Site.
- Mt. Tonodake, Beginning at Okura Ridge (Round Trip) Shortest trail to the highest peak on the Tanzawa-Omote Ridge.
- Tanzawa Omote-one Ridge Traverse A diverse traverse with epic views.
- Mt. Nabewari, Beginning at Okura (Round Trip) / Tanzawa hiking, Kanagawa Get your udon noodle fix on this popular mountain.
- Mt. Tanigawa, Tenjin-one Ridge (Round Trip) Take the ropeway for the shortest route to Mt. Tanigawa.
- Nasu Circuit of Mt. Chausu and Mt. Asahi A loop taking in two of Mt. Nasu's best-known peaks.
- The Mt. Nasu trek: Mt. Chausu, Mt. Asahi and Mt. Sanbonyari Access Nasu Sanzan (three peaks) via ropeway and gondola, then hike to the summit and back in one day.
- Circulating Route on Mt. Tsukuba from Tukubasan-jinja Shrine Tour around the twin peaks that command a view of the Kanto Plain.