Tomidake Short Hike (遠見岳)

Tomidake (遠見岳) is a nice little (322.9m) mountain in Hisayama, Fukuoka prefecture. It’s only a short climb, but I think it’s a great way to spend a morning! The shrine at the trail head is a beauty and the peak has a good view. The trail starts at Inotenshokodai Shrine (伊野天照皇大神宮). Although not particularly big,Continue reading “Tomidake Short Hike (遠見岳)”

Good morning, Takatoriyama

This morning I went to Takatoriyama to set up my trail camera. I parked my car at Fukuchiyama dam. There are 2 courses from Fukuchiyama dam. The course from Torino shrine is wild and a little dangerous, so since it was still dark, I took the more relaxing Uchigaiso course. This course follows a niceContinue reading “Good morning, Takatoriyama”

Takatoriyama 633m (Fukuoka)

Date: November 23, 2019 Time: 06:46~09:38 (2hrs 52mins) Distance: 6.5km Ascent/descent: 629m/633m Data recorded using the YAMAP app. This was the first time for me climbing Takatoriyama in its own right. Usually it’s part of a greater hike to Fukuchiyama. But I wanted to try the trail that goes straight up Takatoriyama from Uchigaso damContinue reading “Takatoriyama 633m (Fukuoka)”

Inunakiyama and the Old Inunaki Tunnel 583.7m (Fukuoka)

Inunaki in Miyawaka city, Fukuoka prefecture is infamous. There are urban legends and ghost stories surrounding the old Inunaki village and the Inunaki tunnel. I set out to take a look at the old Inunaki tunnel which is supposedly one of Japan’s most haunted spots. I parked my car at Inunaki dam early in theContinue reading “Inunakiyama and the Old Inunaki Tunnel 583.7m (Fukuoka)”

100 Famous Mountains of Kyushu

If you live in Japan and enjoy getting out into the mountains, there’s a good chance you know about the 100 Famous Mountains of Japan list or Nihon Hyakumeizan (日本百名山). Compiled in 1964 by Kyuya Fukada, this list has become a kind of hiking bucket list in Japan. Reaching the summit of all 100 mountainsContinue reading “100 Famous Mountains of Kyushu”