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10 Mountains To Hike (That Aren’t Fuji)

Big or small, they each hold their own natural wonders.

Aug. 11 is a Japanese holiday for the sole purpose of giving people time to cozy up to Japan’s mountains. That’s how deep the mountain culture is here.

Of course, there’s Mt. Fuji, but to only have climbed Fuji during your time in Japan is a shame. Hundreds of other peaks (more than 350!) provide drop-dead gorgeous views, are more accessible and are located just around the corner from wherever you are — no matter what prefecture you’re in.

Here are a just a few of what Japan has to offer. Even if you don’t have time to hike them, feel free to just bask in the view.

Mount Shibutsu


Mount Kurama


Mount Aso


Mount Misen


Mount Bandai


Mount Inasa


Mount Tsurumi


Mount Daisen


Mount Yoneyama


Mount Koya

Now, go forth and climb your way through Japan’s beauty!