Tag: Hike

Iyogatake Chiba

Sunset from Mount Iyogatake

Earlier this year in May, I took a trip to the Boso Peninsula of Chiba Prefecture. Although I live in Chiba, the area where I live is much different from most of the prefecture. I live in the city of Matsudo – it has a population of nearly 500,000, and is only about 30-40 minutes away from central Tokyo. As you might imagine, it’s a pretty urban town. However, as you head east from Matsudo,...
photo of Nanayo Falls

Nanayo Falls at Mt Mitake

One of the main spots I wanted to hit on my hike around Mt. Mitake was Nanayo Falls. At a height of 50 meters it’s not a major waterfall by any stretch, but it’s still quite lovely and a nice resting spot for hikers along the way. That said, it’s also quite a climb down and back up to the main hiking path, with a line of very steep stairs leading the way. The fall...