ACCESS TO THIS HIKING COURSE:
Take the bus from Ome Line Okutama Station.
Take one of the West Tokyo buses “東日原 | Higashi-Nippara” or “鍾乳洞 | Shounyu-dou” and get off at “川乗橋 | Kawanori-bashi”.
It was a very hot days in Tokyo, so this time we have been to a hike of Mt. Kawanori walking along the cool a valley.
Mt.Kawanori is located in Okutama, Tokyo and is a mountain at the border with Saitama Prefecture.
The hiking course starting from Kawanori Bridge is Mt. Kawanori’s most popular climbing course.
This course is recommended on a hot summer as it walks along a valley and passes through Hyakuhiro Waterfall , which is about 40 m in height.
The waterfall is very cool and you can forget the hot summer for a while.
Under the waterfall is very instagrammable because it is very powerful.
This climbing course is hard as the altitude difference is more than 1000 m.
Because it is a popular mountain, the mountain trail is maintained to some extent,
Even if you are a beginner of mountain climbing it is easy to challenge if you accompany the experienced.
The altitude is 1363 m and the running time is about 5 and a half hours are scheduled.
Even though it is along a valley, It was hard because it was a hot summer exceeding 30 degrees this day.
Also, it is easy to slide around Hyakuhiro waterfall, so it is necessary to be careful as it is a course where a slide accident happens in the past.
Let’s challenge with a non-slippery shoes and adequate moisture, Carry a good behavioral diet.
WHAT TO BRING:
• Non-slippery athletic shoes (climbing shoes if possible)
• Sufficient water (1.5 liters was not enough on this day)
• Behavioral diet (sandwich, rice ball etc …)
• Sunscreen (if you use them)
• Trekking Poles (if you use them)
• Change clothes (if entering a hot spring after hiking)
SCHEDULE FOR THIS DAY:
Okutama Station(8:25)→Bus departure time(8:35)→Arrival of Kawanori Bridge(08:50)→Hosokura Bridge(9:50)→Hyaku-hiro Waterfall(10:40)→Mt.Kawanori(12:40)→Funaido(13:30)→Ooneno-yamano-kami(15:00)→Hatonosu station(15:30)
Map of the hiking course
AFTER THE HIKE:
We have dissolved at “Hatonosu station”.
Me and the other person got off at the second JR Kabe station from Ome Station towards Shinjuku, and went to the hot spring “Umeno-yu”.
The bathing charge of “Umeno-yu” was 860 yen.
If you are looking for tour guide of this hiking course please refer to the following.