Day Hikes from Tokyo
A vast network of railway lines fans out from Tokyo. They provide convenient access to many trail heads within a one to two-hour journey from the heart of the nation's capital. Here we showcase mountains you can climb in a day with just your hiking gear, leaving your luggage back at the hotel.
Access Mt. Takao with the Keio Line and the peaks of the Tanzawa mountain range with the Odakyu Line. For both you’ll take trains from Shinjuku Station.Mt. Tanigawa is accessible via the Joetsu Shinkansen, and you can reach the Nasu-Sanzan ( Nasu’s three peaks ) via the Tohoku Shinkansen. For these peaks you depart from Tokyo Station. Trains can get packed during Tokyo's famed morning commute, so it's a good idea to stay near the station you'll be departing from.
“Day Climbs from Tokyo” featured on this site are as listed below.
- 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.
- Mt. Nabewari, Beginning at Okura (Round Trip) 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.
- 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.