Those who think of Tokyo as a steel and concrete metropolis are always surprised to find out that there is great Tokyo hiking accessible within 60-90 minutes of the West Tokyo station hubs of Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro and north of Tokyo towards Nikko and Tsukuba. Head out of the city and enjoy the amazing forests, ridges and slopes which make up an integral part of the World’s Greatest Metropolis.
The Takao ridge, the Chichibu range and the Tanzawa-Oyama area, amongst others, offer hiking to suit all abilities. Some mountain passes can be reached by cable car allowing those who want an easier day a chance to still enjoy the satisfaction of summiting a peak and looking out across the amazing views of Japan’s natural heritage.
Many of the peaks we head to are completely off-the-beaten-path… literally. It is not uncommon to find ourselves encountering just a handful of other adventures during the entire day, particularly if taking a trip midweek.
A Maction Planet Tokyo Hiking Tour is much more than just a stroll up a mountain – it’s an expert-guided introduction to Tokyo and beyond with valuable insights into what life is truly like in this fascinating country. Stop off on your journey for some unique culinary experiences in the suburbs of Tokyo. We can also combine a hiking tour with a sake tasting in the most incredible setting.
Of course, the best way to end a Japanese hiking trip is with a dip in a traditional onsen! Join us on a Tokyo Hiking Tour and experience a side of the country that few visitors experience.
If reading this has got you in the mood for some greenery but a hike is one step too far for you then don’t worry – we can give a nature-focus to your journey with us through Iconic and Backstreets Tokyo.
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