Mt. Ko-Maruyama (1601meters) is located within Nikko’s Kirifuri-kogen highlands. It is one of the Mt. Maruyama hiking courses. This course is very slippery year round because it’s almost always misty and foggy here. But the splendid scenery that awaits you when you arrive at the top is worth the climb. The start is near Kirifuri-kogen bus stop and requires a 90-minute scramble up and down the mountain. Warning: Wear hiking boots! I was dumb enough to try it in sneakers, and my husband too. He slipped and fell five times!
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。