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)”

Mt. Kusenbu in Saga 847.5m (九千部山)

Mt. Kusenbu (九千部山) on the border of Saga and Fukuoka prefecture is listed as one of Kyushu’s 100 Famous Mountains. So it must be worth a look, right? Right! I parked my car at the Minami Hata Dam near Green Pia Nakagawa park and took the Sakuradani to Urushigatani course. The course runs alongside aContinue reading “Mt. Kusenbu in Saga 847.5m (九千部山)”

Mt. Tachibana’s Beautiful Trees

Mt. Tachibana (立花山) is a great hike not far from Fukuoka city. It has 3 things going for it – a nice city view, beautiful old camphor trees, and castle ruins. It’s also one of Kyushu’s 100 Famous Mountains. The 367.1 meter mountain lies in Shingu-machi (home to Kyushu’s only IKEA!). It’s a short hikeContinue reading “Mt. Tachibana’s Beautiful Trees”

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”