I was interested in possibly hiking in Suzaka and Obuse. Are there any hiking spots accessible from the city center? If so, do you have a map of trails? Thank you.
I have found a few maps that you can use for trekking around Suzaka and Obuse, but they are only available in Japanese.
Another area that I recommend is Togakushi. While on the other side of Nagano City, it is covered in forest and has many walking trails as well as a thrilling hike for those without a fear of heights. You can see more information about Togakushi Shrine here and a look into the hike here. Also, a map of Togakushi’s trails is available on their tourism website.
For other hikes around Japan, I suggest checking out the Hiking in Japan blog.
I hope that helps answer your question.