Quick Info: Mt. Kunimi 国見山

Mt. Kunimi 国見山, 1409m) near Oboke, Tokushima borders the Iya Valley (overlooking the famous Pissing Manikin) and is accessible by car. The hike is fairly gradual however there are a few short steep sections. At the top you'll find an emergency shelter, if you wish to stay the night, a shrine and a beautiful grassy... Continue Reading →

Quick Info: Amegamori 雨ヶ森

Mt. Amegamori (雨ヶ森, 1387m) in Niyodogawa-cho, Kochi is a fairly straight forward day hike accessible by car. You'll pass through some old rice terraces, forests and a cave shrine. There is one section of exposed rock scrambling before the top. Key Information Trail-head: Iwagawa, Niyodogawa (Google Map link) Difficulty: Fitness (Grade 1-2: Easy-Moderate) Technical (Grade... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kobiso 小檜曽山 Winter Day Hike

This is a 5.2km day hike to Mt. Kobiso (小檜曽山, 1550m) starting at Kyobashira pass (京柱峠) in Otoyo-cho (本山町) in Kochi (Shikoku) and finishing at the same place. This hike crosses the prefectural border into Tokushima and gives a great view to Mt Miune, Tenguzuka and the Iya Valley. The Sasa grass covered peak is... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kajigamori 梶ヶ森 Day Hike

This is a 14.9km day hike to Mt. Kajigamori (梶ヶ森, 1399m) starting near Toyonaga Station (豊永駅) and finishing near Ōtaguchi Station (大田口駅) in Ōtoyo-cho, Kochi, Shikoku. We took a small detour on the way up to go to the beautiful Leben Cafe for lunch (to make pizzas! booking information below). We also passed Ryuo-n-taki, one... Continue Reading →

Oku-Kuishiyama(奥工石山) Overnight Hike

This hike to Oku Kuishiyama (奥工石山, 1516m) also Tajikawa Kuishiyama (立川工石山) starts and finishes in Otoyo-cho at the Kuishiyama mountain hut (工石山山荘). Accessing to the mountain hut is by car however it requires driving on dirt/gravel roads for 10km once you pass Tajikawa (立川). During winter the road may be covered in snow and after... Continue Reading →

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