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    The best day hikes from Tokyo: Discover Tokyo's natural charms

    April 22, 2024

    The best day hikes from Tokyo: Discover Tokyo's natural

    Tokyo isn't just about skyscrapers and bustling streets—it's also a gateway to some stunning nature spots just waiting to be explored. If you're craving a break from the city buzz, these day hikes near Tokyo promise a refreshing dose of greenery and adventure. 

    1. Mount Takao (Takaosan)

    Mount Takao (Takaosan)

    Picture this: vibrant foliage in the fall, cherry blossoms in the spring, and a tranquil forest hike just an hour from Tokyo's heart. Mount Takao is a favorite for locals and visitors alike, offering trails for every fitness level and a serene summit crowned by the Yakuoin Temple. 

    Check out my Mt. Takao hiking experience here!

    2. Mount Mitake (Mitakesan)

    Mount Mitake (Mitakesan)

    Hop on a cable car for a scenic ride to Mount Mitake, where ancient shrines and lush forests beckon. Lose yourself in the mystical atmosphere as you explore spots like the Musashi-Mitake Shrine and the peaceful Rock Garden. It's the perfect place to unwind and connect with nature.

    3. Mount Nokogiriyama

    Mount Nokogiriyama

    4. Mount Tsukuba (Tsukubasan)

    Mount Tsukuba (Tsukubasan)

    Just a short train ride away, Mount Tsukuba offers a blend of myth, legend, and stunning scenery. Choose between gentle or rugged trails to reach the twin peaks, where you'll be treated to sweeping vistas of lush landscapes and serene lakes. Escape the city grind and embark on these unforgettable day hikes from Tokyo. Whether you're seeking serenity, cultural immersion, or a dose of adventure, these natural gems have something for everyone.

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