I'm planning a trip to Japan next year. It will be my first time there. While there, I'll probably spend a few days hitting up the major tourist attractions, but I'd also like to spend some time camping in a mountain.
The obvious choice is Mt. Fuji, but after googling about it, that may not be such a good idea (going to a camp ground that gets 2K campers daily during its peak season seems to defeat the purpose of camping).
Are there any good recommendations for a mountain in Japan which:
- Has campgrounds near the peak which usually aren't too crowded
- Has a trail that goes to the peak (I don't mind the physical side of it, I just don't hang from ropes and don't plan to)
- Stays away from Fukushima, preferably west or south west of Tokyo
I'm okay with travelling off of the mainland as long as there is something like a ferry which can get me to/from the mainland.