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Hiking studded with temples, shrines, bridges and scenic views for all seasons.

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Mount Mitake in Tokyo is great for hiking

Mount Mitake

A holy mountain with temple stays near Tokyo.

Top 10 Things To Do In Wakayama

Get away from it all in scenic Wakayama with a temple stay, hiking, or sacred fire festival.

Cherry blossoms among the Yoshino mountains in Nara prefecture

Mount Yoshino

Discover the three faces of this mystical mountainous area and popular tourist spot for cherry blossoms.

Lake Saiko

See Mount Fuji, explore a bat cave, and visit a thatched-roof village that rivals Shirakawa-go.

Mount Hiei between the Kyoto and Shiga, Japan

Mount Hiei

Tradition meets history and natural beauty on Kyoto’s sacred mountain.

autumn colors of Naruko Gorge in Japan and nice blue and cloud background

Naruko Onsen

An abundance of hot springs and nature for hiking and winter sports.

Akame 48 Waterfalls in Nabari, Mie Prefecture Japan

Akame 48 Waterfalls

Find yourself on a tranquil hike or go full-on ninja in Mie Prefecture.

Spots to see autumn leaves in Kyushu Mifuneyama Rakuen autumn leaves

The Best Spots to See Autumn Leaves in Kyushu

Leaves in Japan's sunny southern island are among the last to fall so you can take your sweet time to explore.

Okunoin Cemetery Mount Koya on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail

Kumano Kodo: Kohechi Route

This demanding trek is for seasoned hikers only, but gorgeous views and the unearthly Mount Koya are sure to take anyone’s breath away.

Hashikui-iwa Rocks Kumano Kodo Ohechi Coastal Route in Wakayama Japan

Kumano Kodo: Ohechi Route

Take the road less traveled on this coastal hiking trail once sought out by poets and painters for artistic inspiration.

Hyakken-Gura lookout point Nakahechi Route Kumano Kodo JNTO

Kumano Kodo: Nakahechi Route

This stunning trek through Wakayama Prefecture was once favored by emperors and nobles.