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Tought hike, beautiful view, sense of accomplishment

Mt Nantai is located in a fantastic area, next to lake Chuzenji. It isn't a very tall mountain... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Istvan Z
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Tokyo, Japan
Steep climb with nice views

I chose to hike up Mt Nantai mainly because it is the premier mountain hike in the area. The hike... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2016
Andy S
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

A great hike, and stunning views as you go up! Definitely worth it!! A few tips: Wear shoes with grip, it is steep and if it has rained/snowed it is slippy! Wear warm clothes, it gets cold in autumn near the top, and make sure...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Mt Nantai is interesting. Not spectacular in any way but definitely interesting in it's looks. The leaves were just beginning to change.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Mt Nantai is located in a fantastic area, next to lake Chuzenji. It isn't a very tall mountain - 2480m - but 3-4 hours are needed probably for going up and 2-3 for going down unless you are really fit and young. Wear proper hiking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Istvan Z
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Get some warm clothes and umbrellas for cold air and sudden shower. It has lots of beautiful nature view and looks very Russia with white birches. Very short bamboo-like plants with tall and so straightly grown old trees. U can see snows still left at...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

I chose to hike up Mt Nantai mainly because it is the premier mountain hike in the area. The hike is steep - about 5 km at an unrelenting gradient (there really is hardly any party of the trail that flattens out) but the views...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Crazy vertical hike through varied terrain (from red volcanic rock to street) that offered great views of the area. Can be done by fit hikers in four hours.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed April 12, 2016

During our visit to the lake in early April we were lucky enough to see the summit clearly even though it was a cold day the wind kept the clouds moving. The mountain is a prominent feature of the Lake.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank seafare74
Reviewed March 23, 2016

A group of friends hiked up Mt. Nantai during the spring. It was a difficult climb, very steap at some points and went wet the trail becomes pretty muddy. But it was worth the effort. Amazing views of Lake Chuzenji and surrounding areas of Oku-Nikko.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Dale B
Reviewed March 13, 2016

It dominates the lake Chuzen-ji. It is very nice to see the summit covered by clouds. It is mystical. We visited in late September. That was a wonderful season.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed November 2, 2015

Mount Nantai translated means "man's body mountain" and stands at at 2,486 m high. A very prominent landmark and very sacred like neighbouring Mt Nyoho means 'woman's body'. And I think the third sacred mountain is Mount Taro. Very good views.

Date of experience: October 2015
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I'm in Japan for approximately 30 days, April 3-May 3 with my 14 year old daughter. I'll be using the first of our 21 day JR pass to Nikko from Tokyo and staying in Nikko for 2 nights. I want to do some or all of the following (I'm getting the most appropriate Nikko pass): Tosho-gu Shrine, Futarasan, Rinnoji Temple/Shoyoen Garden, Zigzagging Irohazaka Driveway up and down mountains, Lake Chuzenji at the foot of Mt. Nantai, Kegon Waterfall, Nikko National Park, the Tobu World Square and...More
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Sorry that you didn't get a reply to your question. I would be interested to know if you have found somewhere.