Private Hiking Tour of JPY3000 | Takamizu Three Peaks in Okutama Area

If you are looking for a day trip hiking trail in the suburbs of Tokyo, and if you like a beautiful course that includes Japanese shrines and temples, I definitely recommend this hiking course.

Takamizu 3 Peaks Hiking Trail

常福院 Joufukuin tenple

Takamizu Hiking Course is a hiking course located in the Okutama area of Tokyo, and it can be reached by train from Shinjuku in approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
In this course you will enjoy three peaks of Mt. Takizumi, Iwatakeishi Mountain and Sougaku Mountain, enjoying the four historic shrine temples, beautiful panoramic landscapes and the country’s scenic rural landscape.

A little shrine

After hiking, there are spots where you can taste soba with historical historical farm houses in the vicinity of Mitake station, or enjoy tasting of fresh sake in sake brewing of sake.
In addition, the Ontake gorge flowing in front of the station is the most beautiful in the Chichibu Okutama area, and it is ideal for a walk because the promenade is being maintained for 4 kilometers.

Soba shop "Tamagawaya"

Tour details

Price : 3000 yen per person

Distance : 10 km

Private Tour (Your family and friends are OK.)

Difficulty : ★★★☆☆ slightly hard

Language : English, Japanese

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

Meeting time : We will start Ikusabata Station at 9:00 am.

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/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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Sake brewery tour near Tokyo while enjoying a beautiful valley and Sake tasting

Japanese sake (日本酒) is the Japanese traditional rice wine, and the only alcoholic beverage in the world, which can be drunk in a wide range of temperature from 5 to 60 degree, depending on your mood or the season.
Thanks to one of the most popular and well-known Japanese food Sushi, Sake has been recognized by the people from over the sea and its popularity  is now increasing steadily worldwide.

Sake was first made thousands of years ago, and its taste was sweeter and the color was not as clear as now. However after years and years of experiments, its quality has reached to the one we know.

The vest way to know about Sake while you are in Tokyo is to visit Sawanoien (澤乃井園) where has a Sake cellar, shops, restaurants, and also beautiful garden.
It will be one of the best destinations to visit from the heart of Tokyo.

Sawanoi has more than 300 years of history of making Sake, and its quality is enormous despite the fact the place is situated in Tokyo.

There are free guided tour of the Sake cellar, which operates four times a day at 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, and 15:00. The tour required 45 minutes. Unfortunately, the tour is in Japanese only, but there are English brochures available which explain everything. To join this tour, you can purchase the ticket on the spot, but advance booking is recommended since the spaces limited.

Reservation from here

澤乃井園 (Sawanoien)
澤乃井園 (Sawanoien) Opening hours: 10:00-17:00 (16:30, Mar-Nov)

After you get to know about the Sake better, why don’t you do some Kikizake (Sake tasting)? There are 10 different varieties of Sake to try it out and you could check from the color, smell and the taste with a charge.

To get to Sawanoien, take JR Ome line bound for Okutama , get off at Sawai Station, and walk fot 5 minutes. It will take approximately an hour and 20 minutes form Shinjuku.

The History of Ozawa Shuzo Co., Ltd

Sake brewing tours
Sake brewing tours

The place where you are is called Sawai, one long famous for its fresh and abundant water. Our brand name, “Sawanoi” is based on the name of our village.

Ozawa Shuzo Co., Ltd. was established in 1702. In the Japanese system of designating years by number of years into the Imperial reign of the then-Emperor, the year 1702 is referred to as “Genroku 15th.”

This was a time when the Samurai governed Japan.

Sakabayashi

Sakabayashi in front of Brewry
Sakabayashi in front of Brewry

You might notice a ball-shaped object hanging under the eaves of the brewery building. This is called a “Sakabayashi” and made of cedar leaves.

We brew sake from September to middle May. Every year in autumn a new Sakabayashi id made of fresh green leaves to replace the old one, whose color well before turned brown.

The display of the new Sakabayashi informs those seeing it that the first sake of the year is ready for sale.

Genroku-gura

元禄蔵 (Genroku berewry)
元禄蔵 (Genroku berewry)

The first part of the cellar is called a “Genroku-gura.”

Ours was bult at the time of the founding of the company. The Genroku-gura has thick mud walls. This structure prevents the intrusion of light and keeps the temperature inside almost constant without need for heating of cooling. Light and rapid temperature variation adversely affect the brewing sake, so our cellar is ideal.

This part of the cellar was built with traditional Japanese building techniques, affording considerable endurance although made of wood.

The Tank

Porcelain- enameled steel tanks
Porcelain- enameled steel tanks

Traditionally, big wooden casks were used to store sake.
But today we use porcelain- enameled steel tanks, or ones of stainless steel, to assure hygienic conditions inside.

Polishing Rice Grains

Japanese sake is made from rice, the staple grain in the typical diet of japanese people. Rice is central to the very culture of japan and its cooking.
The Sake brewing process starts with polishing rice. The more rice grains are polished through the outer parts into the core, the better quality of the starch obtained.

To make sake with a particularly clear flavor and fragrance, the rice grains need to be polished a lot. In the case of our top-of-the-line sake, ‘Daiginjo Koh’ , the rice grains are polished down until 64 percent of the original weight is removed.

The Well

The Well (Kurano-ido)
The Well (Kurano-ido)

“Kura-no-ido” is one of the main water sources for us.
This well in actually is a tunnel dug almost horizontally 140 meters toward the north, under the big hill behind the brewery.

although dug 170 years ago, it is still very much in use for the clear spring water obtained from it very little iron, manganese or organic matters, and is a most suitable water for brewing sake.


To brew fine sake, good water is essential. And to get good water, the right natural environment is needed. With the advantage of the wonderful environment here, we have worked to improve our skill in making sake as our predecessors did.

And we intend to pass on to future generations this wonderful environment, the skill we have acquired and soul of fine making as we have come to know it.

Ome 30km ( January 5, 2018 )

Description:

In this session we will run the course where up and down of the Okutama road will continue.
Because it is a course with up / down, it leads to improvement of leg strength / cardiorespiratory function.
For a runner who is preparing for a full marathon, 30 km marathon, half marathon, it should be a good exercise.
The running pace is 1 km / 6 minutes.
After I finish running, I can sweat with hot spring “Ume no yu” located near Kawabe station in the meeting place and feel comfortable going home.
It is a 30 km run which can not be easily done alone.
We look forward to your participation.
※ After the meeting, we will move to Ome City Municipal Gymnasium, prepare for luggage deposit and running

◆ Terms of participation
· At the time of participation, we promise to be in a state where there is no mental strain on our own health condition.
· The insurance fee is not included in the participation fee. In participating, I accept that all responsibilities belong to the participants themselves.
· At the time of participation, follow the instructions of the organizer.
· In the case of injury or injury of the participants themselves, the participants themselves are responsible for the injury, and they will not charge the organizer about expenses related to injury or damage, compensation for damages etc.
Participants apply after accepting the above agreement terms

◆ Other
· For those who wish to apply, register new members,
Please click “Join”.
· On that day it will be local set, local dissolution.
· Please pay the participation fee on the day.

◆ Inquiries
TEL / 03-6431-0430
Email /inquire@rh-track.com


Date :

January 5, 2018 (Sat) 09:00~13:00


Venue :

JR Oume line Kawabe Station in front of ticket gate


Categories:

Running


Entry fee:

3,500 yen


Level:

★★☆☆☆ : 2


Distance:

30 km


instructor:

Takuya Oda


Organizer information · Inquiries

Secretariat

Kami-Yoga 1-2-13 Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

TRACK TOKYO running club

Tel

03-6431-0430

Fax

06-6699-5800

Inquire

inquire@rh-track.com


Booking site :

Official site: http://www.rh-track.com/schedule/detail/index.html?serial=7082

The above official website is written in Japanese. 

Kaiseki and Sake brewery tour and Various sake tasting ( 2018.12.16 )

Let’s various seasonal sake tasting!
Yuba kaiseki and brewery tour that is preeminent in the restaurant with sake brewery in Tokyo.


Date:

Sunday, December 16, 2018

13:10 until 14:10


Tour summary:

In this event,
You can eat homemade tofu and yuba kaiseki while watching the beautful valley in the restaurant operated by Okutama ‘s sake brewery, and you can experience a tour to learn about sake manufacturing process at the neighboring 300-year old sake brewe “Sawanoi”.
Of course it is possible to taste the sake fresh from the brewery at the end of the tour.

room of mamagotoya

After the tour,
You can also enjoy a variety of freshly brewed sake while watching clear blue flow of Tama river at “Sawanoi Garden” on the open terrace.,
It is also recommended to visit “Sawanoi Kanzashi Museum” which exhibiting pretty and delicate “Kanzashi Art”.
If the weather is okay, it is also recommended to walk along the stream course to Mitake station next door.

valley of okutama
valley of okutama

How about a luxurious day for relaxing and learning the sake while being healed by magnificent nature that you can’t believe that you are in Tokyo?


Store Information:

Sawanoi Mamagoto-ya
Official website: http://www.sawanoi-sake.com/en
Address: 2-748 Sawai, Ome City, Tokyo
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/HnppXmT9FsP2
Telephone: 0428-78-9523


Menu

· Seasonal sake tasting
· Yuzu juice
· Silk tofu
· Tofu skin and green cooked walnuts
· Unohana, smoothened tofu, Gisei tofu, Petit potato, Pacific saury yawata-role, Hajikami
· Sliced raw fish
Okutama Salmon, Sashimi Yuba, Ashirai Complete
· TOKYO-X Hoba-Miso Grill
· Ginkgo nuts bun with kikuka starchy sauce
· Millet okowa, soup, ko no mono
· Soy milk caramel plum
※ Cooking content may change partly depending on the season.


Entry Fee:

6,500 yen
( If you do not need Seasonal sake tasting 5,500 yen )


Meeting place and time:

Let’s meet at the gate near the ticket gate at 13:10 at Sawai station on the Ōme Line.


Schedule of the day:

Sawai station on the Ōme Line ( 11:40 )

Restrant “Sawanoi Mamagoto-ya” ( 12: 00 )

Sake brewery tour at “Sawanoi” ( 14:00 )

End of this event ( 15:00 )↓


After the event end:

This event is over after the a sake brewery tour ends.
Around this area,there are lots of sightseeing spots such as hot springs, delicious buckwheat shops and cafés please do not hesitate to ask me about this area.


After running:

If you don’t visit hot spring, I will guide you to the most convenient bus stop according to our arrival time.


Waiver of Liability/Disclaimer: Please read before signing up for this event.

These organizers are not professional trained leaders. By participation in this event you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, or your property.
Cancellation must be made at least three days in advance of the event, Cancellation after that will be subject to a cancellation fee for the convenience of booking a restaurant.


Organizer information · Inquiries

Secretariat

Tokyo Local Food Group

Inquiry

mail to …


Booking

If you wish to participate please let us know your name and number of people.
Reservation is here >>

Trail running at Sengen-one-ridge’s long down hill in Okutama

Course Date

Difficulty of this trail: ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Trail appearance rate: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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

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” course

sengen one hiking course map
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Access

"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.
“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.

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 trail running”, “You have ups and downs in life”, for such a trail runner, 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 trail running 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 trail again, the downhill of “Sengen-One Asama Ridge” will begin.
Because this trail is easy to run 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 trail running in Tokyo.

It is certainly inconvenient that the bus is indispensable to the starting point of the trail, 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 running…

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 trail running course?

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

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

Mountain climbing class with parents and children together “The 3rd Mt.Mitosan (1,531 m)” ( November 17, 2018 )

Overview :

Parent-child ties are deepened by sympathizing with something and sharing.
It happens from the feelings of parents watching the children while walking in nature and the warmth that holds out the hands we extended.
From parent to child, and from child to parent, affection that can not be expressed by words alone.
The experiences feeling encouraging each other’s enthusiasm gives great courage and power to the subsequent growth of the child.
Following last year, at the caravan, we will hold “Outside play education” that parents and children will experience together.

child’s childhood goes anywhere you and your child walked hand in hand.
As children grow up, walking together may have diminished.
Of course, it is commonplace, but it is said that time spent in parent and child, time to feel growth, time to notice change is very important because it is a time to grow rapidly.

Learning · experiencing · experiencing in nature “Outside play education” has its own valuable experience and discovery not only for children but also for parents themselves.
Even parents and children who have not had mountaineering or outdoor experience until now, want to take a step forward in nature, want to challenge new things with parents and children.
If you have such a feeling, why do not you try participating in mountain climbing together with your parents and children.

Website :

Booking and Detailed information

The above official website is written in Japanese.

Date :

November 17, 2018 (Saturday)

Meeting Point:

① JR Shinjuku Station east exit ticket gate (front) (6: 50)
※ Flag of caravan is a landmark
② Musashi Gotokaichi station ticket gate (8:40)
※ After all members gathered, travel by bus to Tomin-no-mori

Entry fees :

Adult ¥ 7,800 / 1 person
Child ¥ 4,800 / 1 person

Location :

Mt.Mitosan, Tokyo

Walking Time:

About 3 hours

Meal:

Please bring your lunch box and drink.

Organizer information · Inquiries

Secretariat

旅行企画・実施 観光庁登録旅行業490号/日本旅行業協会正会員/ボンド保証会員
アルパインツアーサービス株式会社

Tel

03-3503-0223

Website

Booking and Detailed information

The above official website is written in Japanese.

Hiking Tour at Mt.Bounoore to adventure the valley ( 2018.10.07 )

HIKING OVERVIEW:

Mt.Bounoore’s hiking course includes very beautiful “Shirayasawa valley” and majestic “Arima dam”.
Furthermore, the final destination 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. Bounoore 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, so let’s go wearing shoes that are hard to slip.
The total walking time is about 4 hours and a half.

shiraya valley
shiraya valley

DATE AND TIME

Sunday, Octover 07, 2018
09:30 until 14:30

ENTRY FEE:

free

Please let us know the number of people and your name.
Reservation is here >>

BELONGINGS:

• Non-slip shoes

• Sufficient water (1.5 liters on this day)

• Light snack (Sandwiches and rice balls etc…)

• the mosquito repellent spray

• Sunscreen

• Trekking Poles (if you use them)

· Change clothes (if entering a hot spring)

Arima dum
Arima dum

SCHEDULE:

Seitoubashi Bus staion | 清東橋バス停(9:45)

Entrance of the Mt.Bounoore trail | 棒ノ折山ハイキングコース(10:00)

Mt.Bounoore | 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)

AFTER THE HIKE:

hot spring sawarabi-no-yu
hot spring sawarabi-no-yu

There is a hot spring on the goal of this hike.
The name of this hot spring is “Sawarabi-no-yu”.
Bathing fee is 800 yen, you can enjoy outdoor bath and various types of bathtub.
If you go into a hot spring, I encourage you to bring clothes to change.
It depends on you whether you enter a hot spring or not, if you do not visit hot springs, I will take you to the bus stop.

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.
Seibu Railway Ikebukuro From Line Hannō Station to JR Ikebukuro station will arrive in about 50 minutes.
However, “the express red arrow” can be used with plus 500 yen.

Waiver of Liability/Disclaimer: Please read before signing up for this event.

These organizers are not professional hikers or trained leaders and are not medically trained to handle emergencies. Hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited fall injuries, poison oak. By participation in this event/hike you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, 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.

Please let us know the number of people and your name.
Reservation is here >>

Hiking at Mt.Bonore to Let’s adventure the valley and the waterfalls (2018.08.11)

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.

Click here for the bus timetable

HIKING OVERVIEW:

shirayasawa valley

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.

shiraya valley

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

• Sunscreen

• Trekking Poles (if you use them)

Arima dam

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

Mt.Bounoore map
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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.

hot spring sawarabi-no-yu

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.

Mt.Bonore Private Hiking Tour in Okutama

Hiking for Mt. Kawanori via Hyakuhiro Waterfall (2018.08.05)

hyakuhiro waterfall

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”.

Click here for the bus timetable

HIKING OVERVIEW:

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.

Group photo at Hyakuyaku waterfall

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.

valley of mt. kawanori

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)

Hiking course of Mt. kawanori

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

Map of the Mt. Kawanori hiking course
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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.

Mt.Kawanori Private Hiking Tour in Okutama

Mt.Hinode (in Tokyo) / Hiking Guid

 

I will introduce the popular hiking course of Musashiitukaichi in Tokyo which can be reached from Shinjuku in 1 hour and a half.

The wonderful thing about this course is that most are gentle downhill.
If you climb up the steep slope to the mountain peak of Mt.Hinode, the remaining trails are the awsome downhill.
Moreover, the best hot springs are waiting at the end of the trail.

With about 3 hours and a harf on running, The majority of the course is gradual descent and can be said to beginners course.
In addition to a wonderful trail, you can taste traditional Japanese cuisine called “konnyaku” at “konnyaku shop Issui” !

Trail Map:

the map of Hinode mount | Clicking the image will display the enlarged size with a new tab.
the map of Hinode mount | Clicking the image will display the enlarged size with a new tab.


※The mountain trail is not an accurate map.If you want to know the exact mountain trail, please refer to the map on the market.

area:
Western Tokyo(Musashiitukaichi  city)
Genre:
Hiking
LEVEL:
Beginner
Traveling time (not including breaks):
4 hours 30 minutes
Distance:
About 8.4km
Maximum elevation difference:
700m
Access:
Forward:JR Musashiitukaichi  Line「武蔵五日市駅 Musashiitukaichi  station」to Nish Tokyo Bus「松尾 Matuo stop」
 Return:Nish Tokyo Bus 「十里木バス停 Toriki bus station」to JR Musashiitukaichi  Line「武蔵五日市駅 Musashiitukaichi stop」

Change to the bus at Musashi Ginkokichi station.
Musashi Ginkokichi station

Take the “松尾行 Matsuo Line” or “つるつる温泉行 Tsuru Tsuru Onsen Line” at No. 3 bus stop.
"松尾行 Matsuo Line" or "つるつる温泉行 Tsuru Tsuru Onsen Line" at No. 3 bus stop

Get off at “松尾 Matsuo” or “日の出山登山口 Hinodeyama Tozanguchi”."日の出山登山口 Hinodeyama Tozanguchi"

A cute little goat welcomes you as you get off “Matsuo”A cute little goat

Go up a gentle slope along the streamthe stream

Proceed to the sign for “hinodeyama miyakesan”. (To the left)the sign for "hinodeyama miyakesan"

The path of peaceful sunflower leaves continues.The path of peaceful sunflower leaves continues

Crossing a bridge where pretty frog figurines were installed is a mountain trail.pretty frog figurines

”Mt.HInode Hiking trail entrance”Mt.HInode Hiking trail entrance

A steep mountain road will continue for a while.A steep mountain road1 A steep mountain road2

It is a branch to “Mt.Konpira Musashiituka Station”, but please do not go over there. I’ll be back here later.a branch to "Mt.Konpira Musashiituka Station"

The sign goes toward “日の出山 Mt, Hinode”.The sign "日の出山 Mt, Hinode".

A steep staircase followsA steep staircase

It is the last staircase to the topthe last staircase to the top

It is finally the summit!the summit of the Mt.Hinode

“Mt.mitake” and weather permitting “Mt. Fuji” can be overlooked."Mt.mitake" and weather permitting "Mt. Fuji" can be overlooked. Top of the Mt.Hinode Top of the Mt.Hinode2

Late breakfast, the picture below is my recommended “curry rice” (instant curry).
curry rice" (instant curry)

Go back to the previous branch and proceed to “Mt.Konpira Musashiituka Station”.
 proceed to "Mt.Konpira Musashiituka Station"

From here it is the beginning of a long down road.the beginning of a long down road

Although there is only a little uphill, basically it is descending. there is only a little uphill

You will meet places with some nice views.some nice views

Proceed to “Kinrara Mt. Konpira”"Kinrara Mt. Konpira"

Please be careful not to put too much speed as it is a comfortable slope too!
a comfortable slope too flower

Take this sign as a landmark towards “瀬音の湯(2.7km) Shionenoyu”(To right)
sign as a landmark towards "瀬音の湯(2.7km) Shionenoyu"

It is the end of the mountain trail.the end of the mountain trail

Turn this sign rightsign

There is a “konnyaku shop Issui” on the way. Konjak is a Japanese traditional,
It is a plant produced from a plant of the family Taro, or its corm.konnyaku shop

Various kinds of konnyaku can be eaten at 300 yen.Various kinds of konnyaku

Go out to a thick road and turn this yellow sign to the leftturn this yellow sign

The hot spring is almost over if you cross this bridge.bridge

At last you arrived at the hot springs!the hot springs

The bathing charge is 900 yen.shioneno-yu shioneno-yu2

This facility also has a restaurant, which also serves meals such as pork cutlets and soba.
meals such as pork cutlets and soba

A nap with a rattan’s chair is also possible in a luxurious space while watching the Japanese garden.a rattan's chair

You can drink beer on a tatami mat and take a breath.a tatami mat

The return bus stop is “十里木 Toriki Bus Stop” about 10 minutes on foot.brigde

From “十里木 Toriki Bus Stop” to “武蔵五日 Musashiitukaichi Station” it is about 20 minutes by bus.
"十里木 Toriki Bus Stop"

In front of “Musashiitukaichi Station” station there is a cafe for climbers and trail runners.
Tokyo Urayama Base

You can also shower and eat and charge the mobile phone.charge the mobile phone

“武蔵五日 Musashiitukaichi Station”武蔵五日 Musashiitukaichi Station