hiking

Entrance fee and gate closing at sundown may be coming to Mt. Fuji’s most popular hiking route

Local government plan would aim to prevent crowding and “bullet climbing.”

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An anime pilgrimage even non-anime fans will love: Visiting the Slam Dunk movie shrine【Photos】

The real-life version of the newest Slam Dunk movie’s shrine is worth working up a sweat to see.

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Beautifully off the beaten path in Nara with the Shimo no Negimichi shrine trail【Photos】

Almost everyone who visits Nara goes to Kasuga Shrine, but hardly anyone gets there like this.

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The strongest peeing boy statue in Japan is a hidden gem of sightseeing in Saitama

Nature is calling…

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Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route Newport sandals released by Keen

Part of the proceeds goes to preserving the World Heritage Site.

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Shiratani Unsuikyo: The breathtaking anime setting where Princess Mononoke was born

Ancient cedar trees that inspired Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli team are just one reason why this forest in Yakushima is so magical.

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Mountain meshi hiking! Our guide takes us to the top of Izugatake for an unforgettable lunch【Pics】

Chains, stoves, and coffee in the mountains of Hanno.

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Japan’s five easiest-to-get-lost-on mountain trails are like alpine brain teasers【Photos】

Data analysis highlights where hikers are most likely to get a little too far off the beaten path.

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“Should I date this person?” Go hiking and you’ll have the answer, Japanese Twitter user says

A walk in the mountains will reveal more of who a person is than a meal in a restaurant.

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Kyoto hiking – Recreating a Touken Ranbu sword boy expedition in real life【Photos】

Can we make it to this mountain temple and back before our sword boy does the same in the game?
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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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