Hiking Nikko Japan Details, Are you part of a hiking group?
Grade I: One to two hours of actual hiking time -
- Toyama / Sotoyama / To Mountain / Soto Mountain 4.3km 2hr Class 1 *
- Lake Yu (Yunoko) 3.0km 1hr Class 1 *
- Onsen Temple 1km 1hr Class 1 *
- Takino Path / Shiraito Waterfall Class 1
Grade II: Less than half a day of actual hiking time -
- Senjogahara 6.3km 2:30 – 5 hr Class 1 *
- Odashirogahara : See Senjogahara 7.2km 2:30hr Class 1 *
- Lake Sainoko / Senjugamana 7.0km 3:00hr Class 2 *
- Sasamekura Class 2
- Suginamiki Park Class 1
Grade III: Half a day of actual hiking time -
- Akechidaira Plateau 4hr (Lake Chuzenji Trailhead via Chanokidaira Plateau) Class 2 *
- Mt. Hangetsu 5hr (Lake Chuzenji Trailhead via Chanokidaira Plateau) Class 2 *
- Takayama Class 2 *
- Daiya River Park Class 1
Grade IV: Full day of actual hiking time -
- Nantai Mountain 5km 6:30hr (Southern Trail Head at Futarasan Shrine on Lake Chuzenji) Class 3 *
- Lake Kirikomi / Lake Karikomi 9.7km 4:20hr Class 2 *
- Lake Chuzenji 11km 5:00hr Class 2 *
- Shirane Mountain 8:30hr Class 3 *
- Taro Mountain Class 2 *
Grade V: Two day (both can be full day hikes if you have a 4WD vehicle to negate this portion)
- Nantai Mountain 10:00hr (northern trail from Kotoku (Sleep at free cabin : Shizu Hut) Class 3
- Nyoho Mountain 10:00hr (sleep at free cabin : Shizu Hut) Class 3
- Class 1: Walking with a low chance of injury.
- Class 2: Simple scrambling, with the possibility of occasional use of the hands. Little potential danger is encountered.
- Class 3: Scrambling with increased exposure. A rope can be carried but is usually not required. Falls are not always fatal.
- Class 4: Simple climbing, with exposure. A rope is often used. Natural protection can be easily found. Falls may well be fatal.
The hikes listed are using the Yosemite Decimal System.
a (*) means that the hiking trail is in Nikko National Park