Many people already know Tokyo’s Mt. Takao as a famous hiking spot, as it
became well known when it received a Michelin Green Guide three star rating.
However less people know about Mt. Jinba as a hiking spot. Mt. Jinba is located in nearby Kanagawa prefecture and is a higher (at 854 meters) mountain and more changing climb than the more famous Mt. Takao (at 599 Meters).
Even less people know that you can actually climb from Mt. Takao to Mt. Jinba (or vice versa) in one day. The 7 hour hike, is not as challenging as say a Mt. Fuji climb, however it is a longer hike (18 kms) and easy to get lost if you can not read Japanese, so it is not recommended you try this trail alone, trying with someone that has done the trail before or getting a guide to go with you is best. (See Pictures of our Mt. Jinba-Mt. Takao hike below)