Seven Summer Excursions in Japan 夏の涼しい遠足

Country side

How about enjoying a cooler Japanese summer, away from the humidity of the big city?

Here is our selection of summer excursions to escape the summer heat. 

  • Mount Takao (Tokyo)

One hour from Tokyo, Takao Mountain rises to 599 meters above sea level and is located in the quasi national park of Meiji no Mori Takao. Explore its hiking trails in the shade of the foliage. At the top of the Takao you will find the Buddhist temple Takaosan Yakuoin Yukiji and a breathtaking view of Tokyo and Mount Fuji on a clear day.


  • Mount Takao (Kyoto)

Located one hour northwest of Kyoto, the small village of Takao is known for its nature walks and hikes. Do not miss the three beautiful Buddhist temples in Takao Mountain: Jingo-ji, Saimyo-ji and Kozan-ji.

6 excursions to do in summer in Japan
6 excursions to do in summer in Japan
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