Hikes near Tokyo off the beaten track

Escape from the capital

After spending hours in the crowded Tokyo subway, treat yourself to a day of fresh air away from the city. You'll always find something to do in Tokyo, but one of the great things is to take a train to the countryside and relax on one of these four little-known hiking trails!

Rizière au pied du mont Tsukuba

Rice field at the foot of Mount Tsukuba


Lever de Soleil au mont Kumotori

Sunrise at Mount Kumotori

Miguel Vieira

Vallée de Hatonosu Keikoku

Hatonosu Keikoku Valley


Le mont Mitake se démarque au milieu de nombreuses montagnes

Mount Mitake stands out among many mountains

Douglas Paul Perkins

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