A guide to Tokyo’s best off the beaten trail hiking spots

By Lucy Dayman

Summer in Tokyo can be a little temperamental, but when the weather is perfect, the sky is clear and the days long, there’s no time to waste. Although the city is full of endless attractions, one of the greatest things about being in Tokyo is its proximity to stunning natural hideaways. No matter your fitness level or trekking style there’s a hiking route for you a train-ride from the bustling streets of Shinjuku and Shibuya.

We all know about Mt Fuji and Mt Takao, both are beautiful treks, however, if you’re looking to beat the crowds and truly lose yourself in nature, here are four more "off the beaten track" (pun intended) hiking hot spots. 

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"We all know about Mt Fuji"

Trust me, it looks a lot more beautiful from 10 or 20 kilometers away than it does when you're actually on that piece of volcanic rock. But if you have clear weather the view from there is pretty spectacular. But so is the view from the other places mentioned here which provide for much more pleasant hiking.

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A lot of people walk up and down Takao but not a lot of people walk up Takao then on to Sagamiko. It's a lovely walk along ridges, which takes a little over 3 hours in total. There are some really nice walks on the hills across the street from Takao station too, including one to Sagamihara.

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