Japan, actually off the beaten path

View of Okuoikojo Station from the viewpoint across the bridge
Summer scenery in Isawa Onsen | Sakaori, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
A Japanese icon, this view was also featured on a beautiful Ukiyo-e
At night, the Kominato Railway changes into a magical scenery
Island views for days
Small but pretty, one of Japan’s 12 original castles can be found in Uwajima
  • Jogasaki Coast: A beginner-friendly coastal hike in Shizuoka prefecture next to the ocean with great views and stunning volcanic rock formations.
  • Mt. Mitake: A popular day hike from Tokyo, with waterfalls and a shrine complex on top.
  • Oonoyama: Lesser known hike in Kanagawa prefecture with a beautiful wide-open plateau on top providing views out on the ocean and Mt. Fuji.
  • Mt. Tsukuba: A popular sightseeing spot (actually one of the few sightseeing spots) in Ibaraki Prefecture. Often named as the sister mountain to Mt. Fuji, this one is much smaller and as it is freestanding, it provides great 360° views, sometimes all the way to Tokyo.
Views like this are what makes hiking really worth it



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Adam Rifi

Adam Rifi


Lover of Japan, Travel, Food & Cooking and Frugality. New to blogging but always wanted to try it!