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Hiking Nyoho Mountain Nikko Japan is simply beautiful. It's location is tucked away northeast of Nantai Mountain and it's trailhead is a bit difficult to get to. It is a good idea to hike to the hut between Nantai and Nyoho and climb Nyoho at first light on day 2.

There are always fewer hikers on Nyoho Mountain than the nearby hiking trails of Shirane and Nantai mountains.  The easiest way to get to the trailhead at Shizu hut is by a 4x4 vehicle.

It's a steady climb for most parts of the trail with great views and barren landscapes.  A beautiful aspect of climbing Nyoho is that there aren't many objects  in view to distract the feeling of being hundreds of kilometers from of civilization.  Most of what you see is sky and mountains.

warm fire over the night

warm fire over the night

old sign post near hut

old sign post near hut

incoming clouds

incoming clouds

barren landscapes

barren landscapes

clouds pusing up the hills

clouds pusing up the hills

more clouds

more clouds

the approaching peak of Nyoho Mountain

the approaching peak of Nyoho Mountain

the approaching peak of Nyoho Mountain

the approaching peak of Nyoho Mountain

last steps require climbing with a chain

last steps require climbing with a chain

Nyoho Peak sign

Nyoho Peak sign

Nyoho Mountain summit above the clouds

Nyoho Mountain summit above the clouds

weather washed trail markers

weather washed trail markers

shrine on Nyoho Mountain peak

shrine on Nyoho Mountain peak

on Nyoho peak: above the clouds

on Nyoho peak: above the clouds

descending Nyoho peak: into the mist

descending Nyoho peak: into the mist

abstract trees surrounded by mist

abstract trees surrounded by mist

descent into gothic mist

descent into gothic mist

mist encompasses the trail

mist encompasses the trail

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