*****PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE IF THE DATE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO THIS TRIP ISN'T AVAILABLE***** We will go trekking on arguably the best day hike in the Tokyo area. Our hike on the mountain of Oyama features a rare mountain market town, Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, a stunning view of Mount Fuji on one side and a panorama of greater Tokyo on the other. This is still a secret from tourists so it is a chance to escape the crowds. The days order in brief: 1. Meet up 2. Climb checking out the sights along the way. 3. Lunch on the summit 4. Come down for optional hot springs. 1. Meet at Isehara Station at 8:30am. It is a direct 1 hour, 600 yen train from Shinjuku Station on the Odakyu Line. 2. Climb the mountain: Oyama is 1,252m tall. The climb is not technically difficult but it is steep and requires a certain amount of stamina. There is the option of a cable which takes us to 700m to start the hike or we can skip it if the group feels strong enough. With the cable car it is a 3 hour 5km hike. Without the cable car it is a 4 hour 9km hike or so. 3. Lunch: A bento lunch box is included and we will eat on the summit with hot tea and snacks also included. If you have dietary requirements please let me know. 4. After coming down there will be the option of being dropped at a local hot spring onsen to unwind. If you have tattoos please let me know.
I'm a professional mountain and nature guide in Japan. I am lucky enough to have guided on Mount Fuji, Yakushima, Hakone and lots of amazing places. But this time I want to take you on my absolute favorite day hike. I love to go trail running! I am the founder of an outer island eco tourism project called islands-of-japan, helping to boost tourism on the poorest and most far flung islands of Japan. I have lived in Japan for 8 years. I am a beer lover, and an apprentice craft beer maker.
Pocky and more. Oyama hike has a bento lunch included.
Tea for the mountain top and a bottle of water for the hike.
Oyama - A beautiful pilgrimage mountain in the Tanzawa/Oyama national park. Stunning views, great food, wonderful hiking and more. Takaosan - Tokyo's most popular day hike is a beautiful hike in nature finished off with one of Tokyo's best hot springs.
Hiking shoes or grippy trainers.
Please be prepared for a fairly steep uphill hike. It is not highly technical, but it can be challenging. Definitely bring shoes fit for the mountains.
Stunning Hike [大山] A Day Trip from Tokyo