ACCESS TO THIS HIKING COURSE:
From Ome line Kawai Station | 川井駅, we will arrive at “Bus bound for Seitoubashi | 清東橋” bus in about 16 minutes (260 yen) for “Seitoubashi | 清東橋”.
Sometimes there are buses that only go to the Kamihinata | 上日向 bus stop three stops before Seitoubashi | 清東橋 bus stop.
It takes about two hours by train and bus from Shinjuku to this course, but it is worth it.
Because “Shirayasawa valley” which can enjoy beautiful valley and waterfall is included in the course.
Furthermore, the goal of this hiking course is a hot spring so you can relax and go home with natural hot water.
Of course it depends on you whether you enter a hot spring or not.
The altitude of Mt. Bonore is 969 m and it is located at the prefecture border between Tokyo and Saitama prefecture.
The first half of the hiking course starts from about 400 altitudes and climbs this mountain at once.
The second half of the hiking course goes down the beautiful valley called Shirayatani.
When the valley trail is over, you can enjoy magnificent views of the Arima Dam.
Valley is slippery, sometimes you can put your feet on water so let’s go wearing climbing shoes that are hard to slip.
It rained on the summit of the mountain, it was very slippery, so the ride time was around 4 and a half hours.
WHAT TO BRING:
• Non-slip mountaineering shoes
• Sufficient water (1.5 liters on this day)
• Light snack (Sandwiches and rice balls etc…)
• the mosquito repellent spray
• Trekking Poles (if you use them)
SCHEDULE FOR THIS DAY:
Seitoubashi Bus staion | 清東橋バス停（9:45）
Entrance of the Mt.Bonore trail | 棒ノ折山ハイキングコース（10:00）
Mt.Bonore | 棒ノ折山（11:30）
Gonjiri Pass | 権次入峠（10:45-11:15）
Iwatake-ishi | 岩茸石（13:15）
Arima dam | 有馬ダム（13:45）
Hot spring Sawarabi-no-yu | さわらびの湯（14:15）
Map of the hiking course
AFTER THE HIKE:
There is a hot spring on the goal of this hike.
The name of this hot spring is “Sawarabi-no-yu | さわらびの湯”.
Bathing fee is 800 yen, you can enjoy outdoor bath and various types of bathtub.
If you go into a hot spring and relax and go home, I recommend you take clothes.
The way to go back to Tokyo from Sawarabi-no-yu is by bus and train.
First go by bus to Seibu Ikebukuro Line Hannō Station | 西武池袋線 飯能駅.
Seibu Railway Ikebukuro From Line Hannō Station | 西武池袋線 飯能駅 to JR Ikebukuro station | JR池袋駅 will arrive in about 50 minutes.
However, the express red arrow | 特急レッドアロー号 can be used with plus 500 yen.
If you are looking for tour guide of this hiking course please refer to the following.