This post is an overview for people who are interested in seeing a bit more of nature while travelling Japan, whether it is sightseeing at the top of a mountain or an all-day hike. Information is focused on getting to and from a mountain and what amenities are available.
Visiting a Japanese mountain is a must-do when travelling Japan. Many mountains have public transportation and scenic bus routes!
Mount Ishizuchi Omotesando hiking route, including descriptions of trail conditions and climbing chains (kusari), and photos of Tengudake.
General information on hiking Mount Ishizuchi in Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Includes transit, preparation, packing, and etiquette tips.
Travel and transit information for hiking Mount Ishizuchi in Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku. Includes train and bus times, lodging / accommodation information.
A weekend trip to the Rokugo Manzan, 33 Buddhist temples around Mount Futago in Oita Prefecture, Japan.
There is an old saying that upon entering the sea of Buddhist truth, even the smallest fish is instantly transformed into a great dragon. Monastic disciples upon entering the Dragon Gate at Eiheiji, one of the two Soto Zen headquarters in Japan, are transformed into dragons, and when he finishes training and re-enters the world, he goes back to being a fish. – Kaoru Nonomura (Eat Sleep Sit p. 27) It’s October 15, and I’ve left the swimming world of fish for a day to wrap up my Shikoku pilgrimage at Koya-san (Mount Koya), the headquarters of the Shingon sect of…
Thoughts after hiking the 3 Holy Mountains of Yamagata in a single day.
A brief introduction my journey to one of Shugendo’s holiest sites in Japan.
How to get to Haguro-san, Gassan, and Yudono-san in Japan for hikers and travellers. Includes bus times, lodgings, and vocabulary.