The Yatsugatake Mountains are made up of two large volcanic groups, and nestled within are some of the best hiking spots in Japan, with rocky and rugged mountain faces leading down to spectacular sweeping valleys and lakes, all covered in gorgeous native Japanese vegetation and forestry.
People flock to the mountain range for hiking in the Summer and Autumn months, with the changing colour of the leaves proving a sumptuous and special spectacle beneath the snow-capped mountain peaks.
Take a pick from our selection of hiking trips in the Yatsugatake Mountains and prepare to be wowed!
Some of the hiking can be quite difficult, so be in good physical shape will help you enjoy the activity more.
There are several villages and settlements dotted around the mountains, each being deeply traditional with their culture and customs. Try and sample some of this fascinating and unique way of life.
Sub-alpine, meaning the heat and humidity of Tokyo does not reach there.
2 hours by train, bus or car from Tokyo.
June-October, when the weather is warmest and conditions most ideal.
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