The Akame 48 Waterfalls of Mie are a unique natural phenomenon of exquisite beauty. To add to the appeal there are also giant Salamanders and a tradition of ninja training.
We cover a wide variety of hikes in Japan, including some of the country's most remote, historic and beautiful routes.
Hakuba, a Nagano ski resort and popular winter destination, proves it has just as much to offer in summer, including gorgeous mountain hikes.
Stroll through Edo-period Japan along the historical Nakasendo Trail.
Akan-Mashu National Park, one of Hokkaido's six national parks, is home to pristine lakes, ancient forests, and a rich indigenous culture.
Japan's Unzen-Amakusa National Park spans two prefectures, offering natural hot springs and plenty of hiking, camping and kayaking opportunities.
Easy day trips from Osaka offering all kinds of adventure: from onsen towns to the complete ninja experience and even a castle in the sky!
Mount Koya is one of the holiest and most beautiful places in Japan. Check out our guide for essential attractions, accommodation and transport info.
The island is a haven for hikers, seafood lovers, and unique alpine flowers.
The Shikoku Pilgrimage is one of the most famous pilgrimage routes in Japan. It's a 1,200 kilometer journey that covers 88 temples in the Shikoku region.
A great day trip from Hiroshima, Sandankyo Gorge is the perfect hiking location considered one of the Top 5 Special Valleys of Scenic Beauty in Japan.
Experience tens of thousands of cherry trees on this magical mountain in Nara.
World Heritage Sites, stunningly beautiful natural creations and spiritual hubs — Kii Peninsula is a quiet corner of Japan with plenty to offer.
Kyushu is filled with beautiful beaches, wild forests, breathtaking sights—no wonder it's one of the top destination spots in Japan.
The tiny mountain town in Miyagi Prefecture that you never knew you needed to visit.
Perfect if you want to see some unusual sights, the festivals of Chubu bring some intensity to an otherwise peaceful and natural setting—ideal for a true adventure into Japan.
Tohoku and Hokkaido give a real feel of rural Japan. With untouched scenery and a peaceful atmosphere, you can escape from everyday life and experience the real traditions of Japan!
Walk in the footsteps of Edo-era samurai.
There's just so much to see outside of the city!
Every spring, the stunning mountain ranges of Hokkaido welcome hundreds of hiking enthusiasts. With scenic views and untouched nature, we can see why!
Visit mountains, lavender fields, beaches and plenty of traditional towns!
The top 6 summer day trips from Osaka and how to get there. Tunnel hikes, waterfalls, sandy beaches and more!
For those of you who'd rather see Fuji-san than stand on top of it.