hiking

This beautiful mountaintop Buddha carving in Japan is much newer than it looks【Photos】

Let’s head south from Tokyo to visit the Takatoriyama magaibutsu.

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Mt. Fuji is now open again following 2020 shutdown

Climbing season officially begins for Japan’s tallest mountain, but with new rules meant to limit coronavirus risks.

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Death of a Japanese man attacked by bear sparks conversation about what to do when facing off with one

Is there any way to avoid a grisly end?

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Beautiful photos of the isekai-looking mountain that’s one of the Tokyo area’s best day-trips

You’ll be glad you saw this amazing place.

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Hiking restrictions result in huge drop in climbing accidents, with zero on Mt. Fuji

Closing popular hiking trails has led to an unexpected extra benefit.

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Enjoy sights and traditions of Japan’s heartland in new Gifu prefecture-focused feature【Video】

The mountains are calling and I must go watch them from the comfort of my couch

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Barricades placed on Mt. Fuji as mountain officially closes because of coronavirus【Video】

Surveillance camera, alarm installed to discourage the uninformed and unconcerned.

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Live-streamer who slipped and died on Mt Fuji wins Darwin Award

Prize for stupidity commemorates “those who improve our gene pool — by removing themselves from it in the most spectacular way possible”.

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Mt. Fuji is officially closed for the year

Both prefectures that border Japan’s tallest mountain say that hiking trails will remain closed throughout the summer, politician suggests writing haiku poems instead.

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Mount Fuji plans to start charging compulsory fee to climbers

Soon you’ll have to pay to climb Japan’s highest mountain. 

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Search for live-streamer who fell from Mt. Fuji finds badly damaged corpse half-mile below peak

Live-streamer had climbed Mt. Fuji multiple times, including just one month ago.

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Hiker falls off Mt. Fuji while live-streaming steps from summit, rescuers yet to find him【Video】

Last words before slipping are “This part is dangerous.”

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This is Japan’s second-shortest mountain, and we climbed it without realizing it【Photos】

The compact peak is hidden in plain sight right in downtown Osaka.

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Human traffic jam on Mt. Fuji shows why weekdays are the best days to hike the symbol of Japan

Mountain hiking trail looks as congested as any Tokyo-area expressway.

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Mount Fuji has become so congested with tourists that it has reached breaking point

Authorities are not sure how they can reduce climbers to less than 4,000 a day.

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Chance to see Japan bucket-list must-see scenery “Road to Laputa” gone for good?

Kumamoto Prefecture‘s stunning “Road To Laputa“, which looks like Studio Ghibli’s Castle in the Sky come to life, may close permanently.

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U.S. servicemen’s hike on Mount Fuji turns into rescue mission, netizens are awed and grateful

The Marine Corps members carried an ill woman for two miles to safety. Read More

Want onigiri? Just add water to Onisi Foods’ new rice balls!

We’ve all heard of instant noodles; now it’s time for instant rice balls. Or…sort of instant.

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Hike from the sea to the peak of Mt. Fuji with new bilingual English/Japanese guide map series

New maps let you experience all 3,776 meters (12,389 feet) of Japan’s tallest mountain.

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Mr. Sato visits the mystical atmosphere of Japan’s Yabuzuka Quarry Ruins

Our reporter ventures deep into the heartlands of Japan to find this hidden landmark.

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