Hiking Mt. Kana

Views of Fukuoka City

By Tristan Scholze    - 1 min read

Mt. Kana, or Kanayama, is an easy-to-moderate hike that overlooks Fukuoka City and the sea from its 967 m (3,173 ft) peak. On the Saga side of the mountain, from Yamanaka Campground in the village of Mitsuse, walk for about 15 minutes through the forest uphill. After reaching a paved road, the hike proper begins. From there, it’s about 60-70 minutes, past little waterfalls, forest plants, and the music of songbirds to the summit. For more avid hikers, the trail continues to the east, taking in the peaks of neighboring mountains. Before or after your excursion, stop at Café Notch just a short scenic walk away, near the campground.

金山—Kanayama—Mt. Kana

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Tristan Scholze

Tristan Scholze @tristan.scholze

I'm also known as Faer Out. I love learning about people and nature. I've traveled around the world and throughout Japan, and I hope to continue seeing and experiencing the wonder of this planet as long as I live.Based in Japan for nearly two decades, I'm the Regional Partner here for Fukuoka and Saga Prefectures. In addition to my work at JapanTravel, I have a language school called Rainbow Bridges English Academy in Fukuoka and am very interested in teaching, languages, communication, and photography, among other things. Recently, I've been a guest host on NHK World's J-Trip Plan for Caving Adventures in Western Japan as well as Exploration for Black Gold.I love heading downtown to meet up with friends for a night out as well as being able to hop on my motorcycle and be riding through forest-covered mountains or to sandy beaches in 20 minutes. This area is very photogenic and even after years of exploration, there are still plenty of places to discover each weekend! My photographs are available for purchase on iStock, Shutterstock, and Dreamstime or by contacting me.Please contact me if you have any questions about travel in Japan. I'd also be grateful for any follows on social media!