Explore-Share logo and link to home

2-Days Hiking of Tanzawa Traverse

tanzawa traverse
tanzawa traverse
tanzawa traverse
tanzawa traverse

Local certified mountain guide Yukio leads a 2 day hiking adventure of the Tanzawa mountains traverse and its stunning scenery !

Not specified


2 Days

Apr - Jun, Oct


Hiking the Tanzawa Traverse will let you experience the sanctuary of the virgin beech forest before enjoying the stunning views from the beautiful ridge line.

The Tanazawa Traverse is a 2 day hard core hike of the Tanzawa-Sanchi (Tanzawa Mountains) via the Yabitsu Touge (Yabitsu Pass) from South to West Tanazawa.

These mountains have one of Japan’s hundred most celebrated mountains – the famous Hyakumeisan peak and the route passes through virgin beech forest before emerging to enjoy the stunning panoramic views from the top of the beautiful ridge line.

On clear days, Mt. Fuji and the Pacific Ocean can be seen and at night the amazing sight of Metropolitan Tokyo and the stars in the night sky are also visible.The route is about 15 km long with some steep ascending and descending via Mt. Tounodake (1,491 m), Mt. Tanzawa (1,567 m), Mt. Hiru-gatake(1,673 m) and Mt. Hinoki-bora (1,601m).**Getting there:**The hike is close to Tokyo and within 2 hours travelling time.
Required Fitness Level:You have to be able to walk 8 hours a day comfortably. Number of hours of hiking: First day – 6 hoursSecond day – 8 hoursIf you are planning to have some great hiking adventures in Japan, please contact me!  I will be very happy to be your guide!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Yabitsu Pass - Mt. Tanzawa

Depart from Hatano Station at 8:00.  Take a bus or car to Yabitsu Touge (Yabitsu Pass)  ~ Mt. Togatake (1,491m) ~ Mt. Tanzawa (1,567m)

~6 hours hiking

Overnight at Miyama Huts

Day 2: Mt. Hirugatake - Shin Matsuda station

Mt. Tanzawa (1,567m) ~Mt. Hirugatake (1,672m) ~ Mt. Hinokiboramaru (1,601m)

Take a bus to the station.

~8 hours hiking

Return to Shin Matsuda Station at 4PM



What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Shonan Crystal Hotel Fujisawa Japan
See rooms
Fujisawa Hotel Fujisawa Japan
See rooms
Fujisawa Hotel Enoshima Fujisawa Japan
See rooms

About the guide

Guide profile image


Mountain Guide

I have enjoyed climbing mountains since I was a high school boy. Since then, I've also lived and worked in the Netherlands for 10 years and in the US for 7 years, where I have enjoyed climbing in the alps and in the Yosemite, and ski mountaineering in the alps.

After my return to Japan, I rediscovered the beauty of Japan's nature and its mountains. I would be very happy to share this with you, not only through climbing, but together with good local sake and food, and some photography under the stars.

I guide through the season, and my favourite mountains are my local mountains that are in Tanzawa area as well as Hakkoda in Aomori, in the North. My passion also includes photography. I will be able to give you lots of tips on mountain photography even if only have smartphone or compact digital cameras.



What people are saying about Explore-Share



I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!



I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.



Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!



Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.


You may also like

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.