Private Hiking Guide to Miura Reef Route | Seaside Stroll Along Beautiful Rocky Coast in Miura Peninsula

Miura Reef Route is a day walking route along the coast in Miura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, located south of Tokyo.
The rock is scraped by wave and wind to entertain beautiful and strange landscape.
It is also a wonderful hiking route where you can taste the caves that the ancients lived in the Yayoi period and delicious seafood.
Especially in the winter it is recommended because the air is clear and the adjacent Bōsō Peninsula is clearly visible.

There are roads that submerge at high tide.
There are roads that submerge at high tide.

Tour details

Price : 3500 JPY per person

Distance : 10.3 km

Private Tour (Your family and friends are OK.)

Difficulty : ★☆☆☆☆

Language : English, Japanese

Meeting point : Miura-kaigan Station or Tokyo station.
The exact meeting point will be set by your guide after booking confirmation, but I respond flexibly according to your area of accommodation. Transportation to the start point is not included in the tour price.

Meeting time : negotiable

What you can experience at this Course :

Dwellings of the Yayoi people (from the 10th century BC to the 3rd century AD)
Dwellings of the Yayoi people (from the 10th century BC to the 3rd century AD)

・Cape Tsurugi Lighthouse
・Beautifully strange rock art
・Nusuto-gari (A Deep cliff name)
・Caves
・Seaweed Cultivation
・Delicious Tuna with Tuna Bowl

Nusutogari (盗人狩)
Nusutogari (盗人狩)

With this hiking you can pass through a number of Japanese fishing ports in the country and you can also taste the local food of the fishing port.
Do not you relax, escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city, with the voice of the gulls and the sound of the waves and the walking path of the quiet rocks that can not be experienced?

Lunch set menu (Tuna with Tuna Bowll) 1200JPY
Lunch set menu (Tuna with Tuna Bowll) 1200JPY

For more information on this hiking course, click here.

Disclaimer

Please read and give me consent before booking for this tour.

Hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, snake bite, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks and frostbite. By participation in this event you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, your guests, or your property. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never walk alone and use your own common sense.

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Mt.Koma Private Trail Running Tour in Ōiso

If you want to enjoy the beach and the mountain at the same time, this course is recommended.
At Mt.Koma of Ōiso arriving at Tokyo Station from less than an hour by train, you can enjoy 360 ° panorama overlooking Mt.Fuji and you can play at the beautiful beach at the end of the trail.

Hike to Mt.Koma

The 360-degree view from “Shounandai” is really wonderful overlooking Mt. Fuji, the Boso Peninsula and the mountains of Tanzawa.
The 360-degree view from “Shounandai” is really wonderful overlooking Mt. Fuji, the Boso Peninsula and the mountains of Tanzawa.

When you head towards Shonan from Tokyo direction, it is a mountain 165 meters above sea level, located on the east side of Shonandaira which is the green field of Oiso that you can see from the train first.
That is Mt.Koma.
Until the end of the Edo period, this mountain was protected as a spiritual area of the Koma Temple and logging of trees was forbidden, so the rich forest is still protected today.

There is a quiet and peaceful trail surrounded by woods, resting places are dotted in some places.
There is a quiet and peaceful trail surrounded by woods, resting places are dotted in some places.

The Koma Mountain park nature trail has been selected as “Japan’s Forest 100” selected by the Japan Forest Instructor Association, you can observe the original nature of nature.
This trail is a forested area formed by various trees, and you can also see rare fields, wild birds and butterflies in the Mt.Asama area (north of the route along the ridge).

Ōiso Beach
Ōiso Beach was the first Japanese beach in Japan that was established in 18th Meiji era. It is a popular spot for families and couples. Moreover, it is around 10 minutes even if you walk from JR Oiso station. Shower is also installed, so let’s bring swimsuit and enjoy the swimming!

For more information on this trail running route, click here.

Tour details

Price : 1500 yen per person

Distance : 5.7 km

Private Tour (Your family and friends are OK.)

Difficulty : ★☆☆☆☆

Language : English, Japanese

Meeting place : Hotel pick-up or Ōiso Station (depends on your preference)

Meeting time : negotiable

Disclaimer

Please read and give me consent before booking for this tour.

Trail running is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, snake bite, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks and frostbite. By participation in this event/hike you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, your guests, or your property. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never hike alone and use your own common sense.

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Easy Trail Running to Mt.Koma in Oiso | Let’s enjoy both Hiking and the Beach in 1 day!

Do you like sea, or do you like mountains?
If you want a trail running that enjoys both mountains and oceans near Tokyo, I recommend Mt.Koma in Oiso.
If you use the JR Shonan Shinjuku line to Oiso station you will arrive in about 1 hour from Shinjuku, the scenery you see from Mt.Koma crossing Oiso town and Hiratsuka city is a magnificent view, you can see Enoshima island and Mt.Fuji.
In the trail of about 5.7 km in length, you can enjoy trees unique to warm regions, and even after trail running you can swim at the beach at the beach.

JR Oiso station
JR Ooiso station
Oiso station is the station of JR The Tōkaidō Main Line in Kanagawa prefecture, there is “Oiso beach” near the station so if you bring swimsuit in the summer you can enjoy the swimming.

Mt.Koma nature trail

When you arrive at Oiso station, go right along the railway track, pass through under the guardrail and go up the Slope and you will find Takada Park, and the trail will start from the right back of this park.

The view from Takada Park is also wonderful.

Mountain trail to Mt.Koma

The trees live in warm areas such as evergreen trees and “Litsea coreana”, and it is a beautiful natural road.

You can enjoy a hydrangea trail in June.

A radio tower of Shonandaira

As you climb a gentle slope, you will see a radio tower on the left.
It is the ridgeline of “Shounandaira” and “Mt. Koma”, and turning to the left is “Shounandaira”.

View from Shonandai



The 360-degree view from “Shounandai” is really wonderful overlooking Mt. Fuji, the Boso Peninsula and the mountains of Tanzawa.
“Shonandai” has a restaurant, you can enjoy fish cuisine caught locally while looking at magnificent scenery.

The sumitt of Mt.Asama

It goes via ‘Mt. Asama’ with big tree of enoki and shrine.

There is a quiet and peaceful trail surrounded by woods, resting places are dotted in some places.

The sumitt of Mt.Koma

There is no prospect of the mountaintop of Mt. Koma, but there is a mysterious atmosphere with remains of an ancient castle wall.

Takaku Shrine
Takaku Shrine

Torii of Takaku Shrine
It is a shrine founded in 717.
In the Kamakura period there were 24 temples in the mountains of Mt.Koma rising behind the temple.
Until the end of the Edo era the whole mountain was protected as a spiritual area of Temple.

Pine trees

From the “Takaku Shrine”, when entering the national highway, rows of trees of pine and enoki are lining up. This area is famous as “Old Tokaido” continued to Osaka in the Edo period, and it is also the stage of Hiroshige’s “Oiso Toragaame” famous for “Ukiyo-e”.
Oiso Toragaame

Oiso Beach

It was the first Japanese beach in Japan that was established in 18th Meiji era.
It is a popular spot for families and couples. Moreover, it is around 10 minutes even if you walk from JR Oiso station.
Shower is also installed, so let’s bring swimsuit and enjoy the swimming!

If you are looking for tour guide of this trail running course please refer to the following.

Mt.Koma Private Hiking Tour in Ōiso

銭湯ランニング入門

銭湯ランニングとは?

銭湯ランニングとは公衆浴場である「銭湯」を利用してランニングする方法です。
ランナーは荷物を更衣室のロッカーに預け、ランニングウェアに着替えて手ぶらで(もしくはスマートフォンとお財布だけ持って)ランニングを楽しむことが出来ます。
もちろんランニング後はシャワーを浴びて湯舟でリラックスすることが出来ます。
銭湯施設を利用してランニングを楽しむランナーを一般的に銭湯ランナーと呼びます。

銭湯ランが出来る銭湯は?

現在日本には約4000軒ほどの銭湯が営業していて、サウナや天然温泉、食事処やカラオケなどそれぞれ独自のサービスを提供しています。
残念ながらその全ての店舗で銭湯ランのサービスが利用できるわけではありません。
私の住む東京には約500軒ほどの銭湯が営業しており(2019年現在)、その中の約100軒弱の銭湯で銭湯ランのサービスを実施しています。
ランニング利用が出来る銭湯は公式HPなどに「荷物の一時預かり」と表記されています。
この表記がされている銭湯ではロッカーに自分の荷物を預けて、外出する(=ランニング)事が可能です。

荷物一時預かりを利用できる銭湯施設は下記のサイトが便利です。

東京銭湯マップ
http://www.1010.or.jp/map/archives/meta/luggage
私のほうでも今後、具体的な店舗情報は随時このブログに更新していく予定です、ご興味ございましたらフォローよろしくお願いいたします。

銭湯ランの料金は?

銭湯をランニング利用するのに追加料金は発生しません。
つまり無料です。
ランナーは銭湯の入浴料金を支払って銭湯ランを楽しむことが出来ます。
銭湯の入浴料金はお住まいの都道府県によって違います。
私の住む東京では一律460円です。
詳しくは下記の「全国浴場組合HP」をご参照ください。
http://www.1010.or.jp/zenyoku/fee.php

銭湯ランの利用方法は?

銭湯をランニング利用する方法は各施設によってマチマチですが概ね下記の流れとなります。
① 靴を脱いでロッカーに預ける。
② 受付で料金を支払い「ランニングで利用したい」旨を伝える。
③ 更衣室でランニングウェアに着替えてロッカーに荷物を預ける。
④ 受付にロッカーキーを預けてランニングに出かける。
⑤ ランニングから戻ったら受付でロッカーキーを受け取る。
⑥ シャワーでキレイに体を洗って入浴する。
施設によって微妙にルールが違ったりするので、今後私のほうでアップロードしていく予定の個々の店舗レポートをご参照ください。

銭湯ランの注意点

銭湯ランニングする際は以下にご注意ください。

① 湯舟に入る前は体をしっかり洗いましょう。

当たり前の話で恐縮ですが、銭湯によってはシャンプーやボディーソープが設置されていない施設があります。
予め公式HPなどを調べて、無い場合は受付で有料の入浴セットを購入するか持参しましょう。

② 利用時間を守りましょう。

施設によってはランニングで外出時間が制限されている場合があります。

③ ランニングシューズについて

施設によって更衣室にランニングシーズを持ち込めない場合があります。
その場合は多くの施設で入り口にランニングシーズ専用の靴置き場が設置されていますのでご利用ください。(その場合は受付で店員さんより説明があると思いますのでご安心ください。)

銭湯ランナー募集

下記は私Tokyo Sampo Masterの主催する銭湯ランニンググループです、月一回東京都内のどこかの銭湯でゆる~い無料ランニングイベントを実施しています。
年会費等はございませんので、銭湯ランニングにご興味が御座いましたらフォローだけでも宜しくお願いいたします。

東京銭湯ラングループ

Peatix(ピーテックス)
https://peatix.com/group/2043407/view#

MeetUp(ミートアップ)
https://www.meetup.com/ja-JP/%E6%9D%B1%E4%BA%AC%E9%83%BD-%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3%E3%83%8B%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0-Meetup/

Private Trail Running Tour in Kamakura Daibutsu Hiking Course

If you visit “Great Buddha of Kamakura” of “Kotokuin Temple”, we recommend you to choose running course.
“Kamakura’s Daibutsu Hiking Trail” starting from Kitakamakura Station is a 3 kilometer-long trail that includes a historic temples and shrines, a beautiful forest and a stylish cafe in the forest.
Of course the goal is “Kotokuin Temple” with “Great Buddha of Kamakura”.

Tour details

Price : 1500 yen per person

Distance : 3 km

Private Tour (Your family and friends are OK.)

Difficulty : ★☆☆☆☆

Language : English, Japanese

Meeting place : Hotel pick-up or Kita-Kamakura Station (depends on your preference)

Meeting time : negotiable

Trail Running to Kamakura Daibutsu Hiking Course

Jouchiji Temple
The green lush Jochiji Temple wrapped in silence designated as a national historic site is the starting point of Kamakura Daibutsu Hiking Course.

In this course you will first leave from Kitakamakura station and you will explore the famous Tokeiji Temple at Engakuji Temple, the second largest Kamakura Gozan temples.
After that you will climb the mountain trail of “kuzuharagaoka hiking course” from Jochiji Temple, wash your coin with “Zeniarai Benten Shrine”, then walk “Daibutsu Hikingu Course” to “Great Buddha of Kamakura”.
In the end you visit the “Hasedera Temple”, Enoshima Electric Railway Hase Station is the goal.
It is a course of about 3 km in length.

Most of the trails are dirt trails, I recommend walking easy sneakers or mountaineering shoes.
Most of the trails are dirt trails, I recommend walking easy sneakers or mountaineering shoes.

Flowers are Tokeiji Temple plum in February and March, Cherry blossoms of Kuzuharagaoka in April, Trail of fresh green in May, Hydrangea of Tokeiji Temple in June, Bodhi tree in the bellflower of Jochiji Temple in July, autumn leaves .
You can enjoy various flowers almost all year long.

There are Hasedera Temple and various sights and restaurants around Hase Station.
There are Hasedera Temple and various sights and restaurants around Hase Station.

For more information on this trail running course, click here.

Disclaimer

Please read and give me consent before booking for this tour.

Trail running is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, snake bite, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks and frostbite. By participation in this event/hike you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, your guests, or your property. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never hike alone and use your own common sense.

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Trail Running to Kamakura Diabutu(Great Buddha) Hiking Course

Daibutsu Hiking Course is a trail packed with highlights that connects ‘Jouchiji Temple of Kitakamikura’ and the symbol of Kamakura ‘Great Buddha’ which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple.

It is a course with a great relief and a running distance of about 3 km in total length. Please avoid leather shoes and heels.
This trail which is representative of Kamakura very popular from trail running beginners to advanced people.

If you have plenty of time you can enter the hot spring in the ocean view and relax and return home.

Kamakura is a popular tourist destination to arrive in about 1 hour from Shinjuku. You can see lots of old shrines, temples and Japanese garden and enjoy various types of Japanese restaurants.

JR Yokosuka Line “Kitakamakura station”
JR Yokosuka Line "Kitakamakura station"

area:
Kanagawa Prefecture South of Tokyo
Genre:
Trail Running
LEVEL:
Beginner
Traveling time (not including breaks):
3 hours 30 minutes
Distance:
About 8km
Maximum elevation difference:
100m
Access:
JR Yokosuka Line「北鎌倉駅 Kitakamakura  station」
 Return:
Enoshima-dentetu  Line「稲村ケ崎駅 Inamuragasaki  station」


※It is an outline of the approximate course, please note that it is not completely correct guidance.

There is a map of today’s course in front of the station.
a map of Hikking trails

Leave the station and turn to the left.
the Road in front of the KItakamakura staition

It goes through several temples by Jouchiji Temple for the purpose.
Gate of Toukeiji Tenple

Turn right at this sign.
sign

Jouchiji Temple is more attractive than nature’s famous Zen temple, nature is deep and wild
Jouchiji Temple

Admission fee 200 yen.Jouchiji Temple

Continue along the bamboo stuff on the side of Jodiji Temple.
the bamboo stuff on the side of Jodiji Temple

It turns into a mountain path from this neighborhood.
entrance of Daibutsu Hiking Trail

a mountain path

Probably it is a squirrel on the way of the trail, if you hear strange cries from the trees.
Daibutu Hikking trail

I will arrive at the Kuzuhara shrine after going on a steep slope for a while.
sighn of Daibutu Hikking trail

a pond of Kuzuharaoka Temple

Kuzuharaoka Temple
Aizuchiinari Temple
Kuzuharaoka Temple

In the park adjacent to the shrine, a bench is set up and it is ideal for taking a break.
In the park adjacent to the shrine

It is a view which can see the city of Kamakura.
the city of Kamakura view

Nearby there is a grave of Toshimoto Hino which is a god of Kuzuhara Oka Shrine.
a grave of Toshimoto Hino

Let’s follow the signs of Daibutu Hiking Course (大仏ハイキングコース).
the signs of Daibutu Hiking Course

It is a luxurious view with sea view.
sea view

There is a cafe “Ituki” on the trail.
a cafe "Ituki"a cafe "Ituki"
Daibutu Hiking trail

Koutokuin which there is a great Buddha is 400 meters away.
Daibutu Hiking trail

As you get off the stairs you have a tunnel so please go down the slope without going to the tunnel side.
the end of the Daibutu Hiking trail

Kotokuin entrance fee is 200 yen.
Kotokuin entrance
Kamakura Daibutu

It is a famous Kamakura Great Buddha.
Kamakura Daibutu

You can enter the inside of the Great Buddha with an admission fee of 20 yen.
the inside of the Great Buddha

the Great Buddha

There are many restaurants and souvenir shops around Kotokuin.
souvenir shop

Kamakura gelato is a popular gelato shop.
Kamakura gelatoKamakura gelatoTriple gelato is 520 yen.Kamakura gelato

Hase Temple is called the western paradore of Kamakura, a Hase-ji temple that is popular as a “flower temple” throughout the year.Hase Temple
the garden of Hase Temple
flowers of the Hase Temple
flowers of the Hase Temple
the Hase Temple
the Hase Temple
the Hase Temple
japanese garden of the Hase Temple
Cute jizo

Hydrangea was beginning to bloom at this time.
Hydrangea
Senju kannon
Hase Temple
Hase Temple
Cave of Hase Temple
Cave of Hase Temple

It is said that it will come true if you write a wish in an ema.
ema

You can also enjoy a beautiful Japanese garden.
beautiful Japanese garden of Hase Temple
Kresannsui is a garden style that expresses the landscape of mountain water with stones, sand, etc. without using water such as pond and sewage.
beautiful Japanese garden of Hase Temple

Next to Hase Sta. There is “Haseka Shokudo”.
Haseka Shokudo

We will have beer at “Hase Shokudou”.
beer at "Hase Shokudou".
Raw Shirasu bowls will be served at soy sauce.
Raw Shirasu bowls

You are going to the sea in a few minutes from Hase Sta.
Yuigahama Beach

Let’s go to the seaside (to the right) and go to the hot spring if you have time!
Yuigahama Beach

The first floor of Inamuragasaki Onsen is a restaurant.Inamuragasaki Onsen

Let’s relax at the hot spring in the ocean view.
hot spring in the ocean view

Enoshima Dentetsu Railway “Inamura Gasaki Station”Inamura Gasaki Station

If you are looking for tour guide of this trail running course please refer to the following.

Private Trail Running Tour in Kamakura Daibutsu Hiking Course

Kita-Kamakura Ten-en Trail Running

What is Kamakura’s Tenen Trail?

How about Kamakura trail running for only 1 hour by train from Tokyo?
Once serving as a holy trail for Shugendou priests, the Kamakura’s Tenen Hiking Trail along the so-called Kamakura Alps with its highest point Ohhirayama, 159.2meters(about 522 feet) above sea level, is the most popular hiking trail in Kamakura.
Hiker will be able to enjoy a view of Sagami Bay and Mt.Fuji, and visit cave tombs and other historic spots along the trail that about 5.5 kilometers or 3.4 miles stretching from Imaizumidai to Zuisenji.
This running route is accessible from several point: Hansobo 半蔵坊 on the premises of the Kenchoji Tenple(an admission fee of 300yen required to enter the tenple), the trail exit near Zuisenji.
It will take two to three hours to enjoy the trail.

Kamakura’s Tenen Trail ~ Okuzashiki of Kencho-ji Temple, To Hansobou

Here we will guide the trail in the direction heading from the Kenchoji Tenple to the Zuisenji Temple in kamakura.

First off is Kitakamakura station(East Entrance)Kitakamakura station(East Entrance)

area:
Kanagawa Prefecture South of Tokyo
Genre:
Trail Running
LEVEL:
Beginner
Traveling time (not including breaks):
2 hours 30 minutes
Distance:
About 7km
Maximum elevation difference:
100m
Access:
JR Yokosuka Line「北鎌倉駅 Kitakamakura  station」
 Return:

JR Yokosuka Line「鎌倉駅 Kamakura  station」

Before Kitami Kamakura Station, it is a famous scenic temple”Enkakuji Temple”.Enkakuji Temple

Kenzoji Temple
In addition, although it is natural, since the Ten-en course passes through the precincts of Kenchoji temple, an admission fee is required. (Pay 300 yen)entrance of Kenchoji temple
Gate of Kenchoji temple
Gate of Kenchoji temple
本尊地蔵菩薩坐像 honzonjizou bosatu zazou
雲龍図 Unryuuzu
Beautiful japanese garden of Kenchouji
Flowers of Kenchouji
唐門 Karamon
Guide board to hiking course

When going to the direction length of Kencho-ji and passing too far, it becomes small diameter. It is a Hanzoubou road leading from here to Hanzoubou.
a Hanzoubou road leadinga Hanzoubou road leading

They are Hanzoubou Tengu! The Hanzoubou shrine is coming soon.Hanzoubou Tengu
Mural

Hanzoubou located at the far end of Kenchou temple, where the whole valley is in the precincts. When you climb up the curved stone steps, the statues of the Tengu line up, creating an atmosphere different from the Zen temple like the Kenchou Temple at the foot.From Hanzoubou View

Well, once you pass through the Hanzoubou, you enter the real mountain road. It is about 5 minutes from here to the winning dedicated observation deck. And about 2 hours to Zuisen temple.

Let’s follow the signs of Tenen-Hiking course.
the signs of Tenen-Hiking course

I will advance the violent path of up / down. Tenen Hiking trail

My mood is Indy Jones!Tenen Hiking trail
Tenen Hiking trail
Tenen Hiking trail
The destination zuisen temple is 3.2km away.Guide Bord
There are narrowing, undulations.Tenenn hikking trail
Let’s enjoy a trail like a sense of athletics!Tenenn hikking trail
Finally arrived. Go through the mountain road that continued from Hanzoubou to the top of Mt. Oohira! Ten-En is a sighty square.the top of Mt. Oohira view
flowes

You can purchase beer, soft drinks and snacks at the Ten-En resting place, if it openned.the Ten-En resting place
Tenen hiking trail
After running for about an hour the mountain path will end.end of Tenen hiking trail
It is Zuisenji temple right after exiting the road from the mountain road.an admission fee is required. (Pay 200 yen)

 Zuisenji templeThe stairs of Zisenji TempleIt is almost like a Japanese garden on the moon of Zuisenji Tenple.a Japanese garden of Zuisenji Tenple
a Japanese garden of Zuisenji Tenple
a Japanese garden of Zuisenji Tenple
a Japanese garden of Zuisenji Tenple

Onigawara
It is Kamakuraguu as he goes down the road for a while from Zuisen temple.Kamakuraguu
Apart from Kamakuraguu, there are many temples around here.many temples
After running for a while, the most famous Tutuokahachimanguu in Kamakura appears.Tutuokahachimanguu
Tutuokahachimanguu
Tutuokahachimanguu
Tutuokahachimanguu
There are many restaurants and souvenir shops around Tutuokahachimanguu.
We toast with German beer and sausage shop “Chouzume Ya”.German beer
sausage
The road that leads from Tutuokahachimanguu to Kamakura station is called “Komachi Street”, and many shops and shops line up.Komachi StreetIt is a popular Matcha ice cream shop “Kamakura Chacha”.Matcha ice cream shop "Kamakura Chacha"
You can choose the concentration of Matcha in your choice.Matcha ice cream

Eating out to Kamakura station is fun!Kamakura beerInarizushi

I arrived at Kamakura Station. Congratulations!

Do you need a guide for this hiking course?

If you are looking for guide of this hiking course, please refer to the following.

Trail Running Private Tour for Kamakura’s Tenen Hiking Trail

Kamakura Station

Cook Rice cake with Rice cooker : A Recipe of Japanese Local Food

How to Make Japanese Rice cake with Rice cooker

Cooking Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Quantity: For 2-3 people

It is expensive to buy, but you can easily cook at your home.

Ingredients

  • Glutinous Rice (Mochi-gome, もち米)  3 cups
  • Water About 80% against Glutinous Rice
  • Rice Flour (Kome-ko, 米粉)

Recipe

  1. Wash the rice、and drain the one using a strainer.
  2. Add the rice and weighed water to the rice cooker and cook as usual.
  3. While rice is cooking, spread rice flour on cutting board.
    When rice is cooked, stir rice in rice cooker using a rolling pin.

  4. When the grains of rice gathers to some extent, you will pound the rice next.
  5. As you can see below, you have to try hard to pound until the rice become sticky.
  6. Put rice cake on a cutting board.

  7. Roll up rice cake to the size of your choice, and cook for a sticky rice cake (kinako-mochi, きな粉餅) and a rice cake with nori seaweed (isobe-yaki, 磯辺焼き).

Hike to Sengen-one-ridge’s long down hill in Okutama, Tokyo

Course Date

Difficulty: ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Start spot: Tomin-no-Mori Bus Stop 都民の森
Goul spot: Hossawa no taki iriguchi bus stop 払沢の滝入り口バス停
Total distance: 15.7 km
Total difference in elevation: 963 m

Hiking Course overview

Go through the pleasant forest of a single track with few ups and downs.
Go through the pleasant forest of a single track with few ups and downs.

1). Hinohara-Tomin-no-Mori Bus Stop 檜原 都民の森

2). Sengen-One Ridge Parking 浅間尾根駐車場

3). Sengen-One Ridge 浅間尾根

4). Sengen-One Ridge Resting Place 浅間尾根休憩場

5). Hossawa no taki iriguchi bus stop 払沢の滝入り口バス停

Map of “Sengen-One” Hiking Course

sengen one hiking course map
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Access

"Tomin-no-mori" is the trailhead of Mt. Mitou popular with hikers. Hiking routes are stretched all around in this area, but let's proceed to "Kaze-hari-touge 風張峠" in this area.
“Tomin-no-mori” is the trailhead of Mt. Mitou popular with hikers. Hiking routes are stretched all around in this area, but let’s proceed to “Kaze-hari-touge 風張峠” in this area.

JR Musashi-Itsukaichi Line End · From Musashi-Itsukaichi Station, take the West Tokyo bus to “Tomin-no-Mori Bus Stop 都民の森 バス停” for about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
On the way back, “the Hossawa no taki iriguchi bus stop払沢の滝入口 バス停” is used.
Or if you move to “Moto-shuku-yakubamae bus stop 本宿役場前 バス停”, the number of buses is large.
There is a free parking lot in “the Hossawa no taki iriguchi 払沢の滝入口”.

ADVICE

There is no public drinking fountain to the end of the course.
However, since there is a shop, vending machine, and toilet in the starting point “Tomin – no – Mori”, you can prepare here for running.
There is a lot of escape route to paved road called Hinohara – Kaidou in the way of Sengen – One, so beginners are safe course.

Features of “Sengen-One” course

The origin of the name of the ridge, "Sengen-One Ridge" is the highlight of the course.
The origin of the name of the ridge, “Sengen-One Ridge” is the highlight of the course.

This course is known to special people, you can down hill like crazy.
If you are thinking that “climing is the best part of hiking”, “You have ups and downs in life”, for such a hikers, this course can not be recommended. (I’m sorry)
Because the bus carries you to a high place, the course is generally in descending and on the way it is a runable trail with a flat part of about 5 km.
Therefore this course will be the best course for your hiking debut in Tokyo.

First of all,
Depending on the signpost in “Tomin-no-mori” you will go to “Saiguchi-Touge 鞘口峠”
It’s just a fine climb up to your warm-up.
Let’s proceed from “Saiguchi-Touge 鞘口峠” to “Kaze-hari-Touge 風張峠”.
As you go about 1.5 km, if the signpost of “Sengen-One 浅間尾根” appears, proceed to “Sengen-One 浅間尾根” direction.
Let’s move carefully since there are parts where the trail around here is collapsing.

Once you leave the paved road and enter the dart road again, the downhill of “Sengen-One Asama Ridge” will begin.
Because this course is easy to walk anyway, it is a satisfying course for those who want to run alone, those who want to enjoy at their own pace, both types of people.

Furthermore, since there are many escape routes and signs are substantial, I really recommend it for debuting hiking in Tokyo.

It is certainly inconvenient that the bus is indispensable to the starting point of the hiking course, but thanks to that, the course has few people crowded.
Moreover, it is mostly gentle downhill, mostly single track, you can monopolize luxurious course.
Perhaps you will face your face with your colleagues and say “Feel so good!”

After hiking…

Hinohara-Tofu Chitose-ya

Tofu store in front of “Hossawa no taki iriguchi bus stop”.
Tofu using Hinohara’s source water and Hokkaido soybean is a rich flavor.
We also recommend popular menu fried donuts and soy milk, both of which are 100 yen.

Do you need a guide for this hiking course?

If you are looking for guide of this hiking course, please refer to the following.

Private Hiking Guide to Sengen Ridge | Beautiful Long Down Hill in Okutama

Private Hiking Guide to Sengen Ridge | Beautiful Long Down Hill in Okutama

This hiking course is a secret long trail that you can experience a moderate downhill that continues in Tokyo in Japan.
The hiking Course in the west mountain area of Tokyo is named “Sengen-ridge”, you can arrive by train and bus in about two hours.
You may feel a little far, but as you get off the bus it is a world of altitude 1000 meters. Then only you can down hill like crazy with enjoying beautiful nature and lovely flowers and magnificent mountains.
If you are a hiker, and if you plan to come to Tokyo, I’d definitely want to introduce you to the course.

Go through the pleasant forest of a single track with few ups and downs.

Tour details

Price : 3500 yen per person

Distance : 15.7 km

Private Tour (Your family and friends are OK.)

Difficulty : ★☆☆☆☆

Language : English, Japanese

Meeting point : Shinjuku Station or Musashi-itsukaichi station (武蔵五日市駅)  on the JR Itsukaichi Line.
The exact meeting point will be set by your guide after booking confirmation, but I respond flexibly according to your area of accommodation. Transportation to the start point is not included in the tour price.

Meeting time : It is necessary to arrive at Musashi-itsukaichi station at least at 8:45 am because of the departure time of the bus.

What you can experience at this Course :

"Tomin-no-mori" is the entrance of a trail to Mt. Mitou popular with hikers. Hiking routes are stretched all around in this area, but let's proceed to "Kaze-hari-touge 風張峠" in this area.

・Hosawa Waterfall
・Wildflowers (spring to autumn)
・Mountain Views
・Soba Restaurant in Mountain village (spring to autumn)
・Tofu Donuts Shop
・Hot Spring (optional)

There is a soba restaurant in this course and you can enjoy local food in traditional Japanese traditional houses. The final destination, Hosawa Waterfall, is a beautiful waterfall with a height of 62 meters, and it is the only one in Tokyo that has been chosen as “100 Japanese Waterfalls.”
There is a popular donut shop in front of the bus stop on the way back, and Tofu Donuts using soy pulp as a material is delicious.

For more information on this hiking course, click here.

Disclaimer

Please read and give me consent before booking for this tour.

Hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, snake bite, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks and frostbite. By participation in this event you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, your guests, or your property. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never walk alone and use your own common sense.

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