This is popular course of Okutama which walking in three peaks.
With about 4 hours of walking, It is a luxurious course that you can taste three mountain peaks, “Mt. Takizumi”, “Mt. Iwatakeishi” and “Mt. Sougaku”.
Easy access with public transportation is also GOOD!
It takes about 1 hours and a half by train from Shinjuku to Okutama
- Western Tokyo(Ome city)
- Trail Running
- Total runnig time (not including breaks):
- runner：2 hours and 30 minutes
- About 9.4km
- Maximum elevation difference：
- Forward：JR Ome Line「軍畑駅 Ikusabata station」
Return：JR Ome Line「御嶽駅 Mitake station」
JR 軍畑 Ikusabata station～高源寺 Kougenji Temple（about 30 minutes）
軍畑 Ikusabata Station to 高源寺 Kougenji Temple we walk on a general road where gentle climbing continues. The Hiramizo River flows on the right side of the road, making you feel cool. There is a toilet for 1 person in the Kougen temple.
Start from JR Ikusabata
Take the road sign in front of the station toward “Mt. Takamizu 高水山”.
You will cross a Railroad crossing.
Go down the slope and turn left.
Let’s go straight ahead along the Hirakiga River.
When the sign of “Mt. Takizumi” appears, proceed to the left.
Let’s proceed straight.
Kougenji Temple is going to the right on the parting road of the photo.
Arrive at Kougen temple
Kougenji Temple～Mt. Takamizu 高水山（about 60 minutes）
The altitude difference of Mt.Takamizu from the Kougenji temple is about 400 meters. Probably the first 30 minutes rise is a bit tough. Top of the Mt.Takamizu is surrounded by trees and the view is not good, but a benches and toilets are installed.
You will further climb the slope.
This is the entrance of trail.
Finally to the mountain path.
Let’s advance the cedar forest.
Be careful of the protruding root!
Proceed to “Joufukuin Mt.Takamiz 常福院 高水山” direction.
Arrive at 常福院 Joufukuin.
The guardian dog that sits on the left and right in front of 不動堂 Fudo-Do is a stone statue of Japanese dogs.
Even if you see it from the side or from the side it is a Japanese dog, the tail is wrapped like a Japanese dog, but the expression of the fangs and tortoise is like a wolf.
Although it is a Japanese dog, I feel that I am arranging for a wolf style somehow.
This is probably because the land is near the dog’s faith Musashi (Okutama, Chichibu), so that the characteristics of the wolves were added to the Japanese dog.
There is a toilets aside.
If you climb up a little, it is the top of Mt.takamizu.
Mt. Takamizu 高水山～Mt. Iwatakeishi 岩茸石山（About 35 minutes）
The mountain top of Mt.Iwatakeishi is the most prospective place in this course, You can see the mountains of Oku Musashi. Let’s have a good break at the summit of Mt.Iwakushiis.
A little downward continues from the top of the mountain.
Proceed to “Mt.Iwatkeishi 岩茸石山” direction.
A flat ridge walk continues
Observation from the gaps in the trees
One step to the summit of the mountain
It is the summit of the highest “Mt.Iwatakeishi” among the three mountains
Mt. Iwatakeishi 岩茸石山～Mt.Sougaku 惣岳山（about 40 minutes）
The way from Mt. Iwatakeishi to Mt. Sougaku is very rich with climbing rocks and steep climbs on the way.There are no toilets at both the mountaintops of both Mt.Iwatakeishi and Mt.Sougaku.
You will go down the steep slope
Move the signpost towards Mt.Sougaku 惣岳山
There is also a little rock climbing
Let’s walk while paying attention to the root of the tree
Arrive at Mt.Sougaku
Mt. Sougaku 惣岳山～JR Mitae station（about 60 minutes）
Let’s get down to the downhill for about an hour with sufficient care, as the root of the tree overhangs and there are plenty of steep slopes.
I will go down the climbing road where the root of the tree is exposed
Turn the signpost toward “Mitake station 御岳駅”
The mountain path is already over in the end
You go to Temple of Jionji
“Tamagawaya” near Otaki station is a popular soba restaurant.
It’s a popular menu “Ten Zarumori”
Beer is also good, but recommendation is local sake “Sawanoi”
Strange daruma dolls are also unique
At the end, break the soup with soba
When you come to the main street there is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Information Office.
There is shower rental in this facility.There are cafes, used outdoor goods stores, convenience stores, etc. along the street.
Arrived at JR Mitake Station.
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