Kansai hikes (関西地方)

While most people think of the Kansai area as an endless expanse of concrete, a short train ride in every direction will offer some relatively unspoilt scenery, pleasant views, and perhaps a temple or two. Mt. Rokko and Mt. Kongo are, undoubtedly, the most popular peaks in the area, but the level of development on both peaks is quite appalling. Here are some much more tolerable alternatives:

Mt. Ryozen

Kisen Alps

Mt. Mikuma

Mt. Ibuki

Odai-ga-hara

Mt. Yoshino

Soni Kogen

Omine

Hyonosen

Harima

Winter hikes

Buna-ga-take

Mt. Shiraga

Mt. Minago

Mt. Seppiko

Rokku Gaaden

Mt. Takatori

Mt. Taishaku

Mt. Yura

Mt. Yura

Mt. Aoba

Mt. Aoba

Takedao

Takedao