Hike in one of the most beautiful gorges in the Kanto area. Tons of amazing waterfalls and great fall colors!
The Nishizawa Keikoku (西沢渓谷) is one of the most beautiful valleys of the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park. This hike is all about seeing amazing waterfalls. The hiking trail leads up the narrow Nishizawa Valley along a picturesque mountain stream and past several waterfalls. After about 90 minutes, you reach the valley's highlight, the Nanatsugama-Godan-no-Taki, a beautiful five tiered waterfall. Lunch will be by the riverside, and you can expect to see some great fall colors from mid October to Mid November.
This hike is an easy hike, but please note that it is a longer hike of 9km in total but will only take about 4 hours of walking. There is some climbing on the way to the Five tiered waterfall, but it is gradual gaining less than 100 meters per kilometer. The walk back to the start will be along an old logging railroad grade, so the descent is quite gentle with a number of viewpoints along the way.
During the drive back to Tokyo we will stop by the Katsunuma Wine Cave where you can taste over 100 varieties of local wine for 1100 yen, or you are welcome to visit the local hot spring.
Because of AM traffic jams we do our departures from the west-side of Tokyo. Fuchu Station, Fuchu-Honmachi Station, Hachioji, Hanno, and a few other options are available. As we only run this as a private trip we can help you plan a good pick-up point that is convenient to where you are staying in Tokyo.
1 Day Private Trip Price
1 Person: 30,000 yen
2 People: 17,000 yen pp
3~4 People: 13,000 yen pp
5~6 People:11,000 yen pp
7~8 People: 10,000 yen pp
*Transportation and guide are included in the above fee. 8% consumption tax will be added to the total cost.
8:00 - Pickup at Fuchu or Fuchu-Honmachi Station
9:30 - Arrive at the trailhead
9:30 - 14:00 - Hiking - Lunch on the trail
14:30 - 16:30 - Hot spring and Wine Tasting
17:30 - Return to Fuchu Station
Comfortable shoes(Hiking or Sport)
warm clothing layers
Optional Discount B&B Stay
For all of our tour participants we are offering a discounted B&B stay at our Hiker's B&B located in the mountains of Hanno, just an hour outside of Tokyo. The discount is available for 1 or 2 nights before and or after your tour. 5,000 yen per person per night and includes 2 meals. Kids under 12 stay for free!
Price and Booking
- Nishizawa Keikoku, Yamanashi
- Hiking / Trekking
- 9 hours9 hours
- Oct 1st to Nov 24th
- 8:00 a.m.
- Up to 9 people