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  • Hikes around Tokyo: well-known and obscure

    For those seeking hikes near Tokyo you may be interested in checking out my new hiking blog http://ridgelineimages.com/ where I have started documenting some famous and little known trails. Drop me a line if you have other recommendations especially less well known hikes to hopefully incorporate in the future. Originally there were quite a few hikes listed on the old japantoday.com forum but they unfortunately disappeared when the site closed down last year.

    Thanks

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    Good luck with the site. Here are my recommendations:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1xW1JDG38s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnK__yxc3aU

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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply and feedback Koenji. The first place Mt. Benten I've never heard of though would be interested to check out sometime. Your right Ome is a great area for day hikes and easy to get to due to its close proximity to Tokyo.

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      • #4
        I bookmarked your site. Benten is small, but one nice thing is being able to cool off in the nearby river, as the water's shallow, placid and not too cold.

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        • #5
          A bit far maybe – but if one leaves Shinjuku early on the Chuo and transfers at Otsuki, and then gets off at Fujiyoshida – the hike from the Shingen-jinja up thru the Mt. Fuji forest as far as the 5th station is very nice. You hike thru several distinct climates and forests. From there you can retrace your steps – or take a bus back down the mountain. It is possible to do all of this in one day – leaving early, and returning to Tokyo well after dark.

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          • #6
            That sounds like a pretty crazy day adventure though itfs doable if jumping on the Super Azusa as it will get you there in little under 2hrs. Just one point it looks like Fujiyoshida Station has now been renamed Fujisan Station as of 2011.

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            • #7
              Awesome m8, been looking for a site were i could find nice hike trails.

              thank you!

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