One of the 100 Famous Mountains in Japan, Mt. Nantaisan is a 2,485m volcano within the Nikko National Park, and a place of nature worship. Visitors can walk to the ‘Chugushi’, a shrine built on the middle ground of the Futarasan Shrine, and climb the many stone steps to the Okumiya shrine built at the top. A mountain trail is open to advanced climbers from May 5 to October 25 every year, and it takes 3-4 hours to climb up the 4km trail.
Tokyo (Narita) to Mt. Nantaisan, Nikko
3 h 50 min
From 4,500 yen
Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture
All listed travel times and costs are approximate.