The Best Day Hikes from Japanese Cities

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When you think of hiking in Japan, you might imagine a highly rural activity, complete with camping and days on end away from the city, in addition to majestic views and crisp air. In Japan, however, the manmade and the natural often co-exist, which is great if you want to hike without truly roughing it.

Whether you’re searching for hiking near Tokyo or seek easily accessible day hikes from other cities in Japan, you’re sure to find an excursion in the list below that matches your skill as a hiker and the scenery you want to enjoy. The greatest difficulty, in fact, might be choosing only a few to tackle!