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09/20/2009

A scenery of Mt.Fuji from Mt.Jimba

I walked on Mt. Jimba again, but used the reverse mountain path. I used a bus from Takao Station of JR Chuo line to Jimba Kogenshita. At the Takao Station, a bus stop was too crowded by many mountain walkers, so the extra bus was added at 8:30am. A walk to the summit of Mt. Jimba was easy from bus stop. It took about 70minutes with 4.9km. At Mt. Jimba, I saw many mountain walkers.

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A sightseeing from Mt. Jimba was most beautiful than my last visit because today was a fine weather. I coul

(Left) The bus was crowded with the climbers. After getting down from the bus, climbers were preparing for walk up. d see Mt. Fuji from Mt. Jimba clearly. A scenery of Mt. Fuji from Mt. Jimba was beautiful.
But a view of Mt.Fuji from Kobotoke Pass was excellent. I could see Sagamiko Lake with Mt.Fuji together.


Jimbatakao A blue line shows my walking route, a yellow one is a bus and train route.
I walked 21.5km (Jimba Kogenshita -> Takao Station), it needed 5hr30min that included a little intermission.
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JR Takao Station(高尾駅) -> Bus terminal of Jimba-Kogenshita(陣馬高原下)
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It was crowded with the climbers at JR Takao Station.







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It was very crowded with bus and taxi. The bus station to Jimba Kogensita is located about the center of the picture.
(Right) A destination board was hanging from a roof of the station. You will find a destination name to Jimba Kogenshita(陣馬高原下) on the bottom of the hanging board. I guess that many climber would be surging to the bus terminal in a holiday because the bus access is once a hour. If you want to seating on the bus, you should be arrived at the bus terminal at least before 20minutes. The bus time table to Jimba Kogenshita on a holiday is 8:50, 9:50, 10:50, 11:50.
The URL of the bus time table is the next.
http://www.nisitokyobus.co.jp/rosen/lib/objects/090901%20hachioji%20weekday.pdf


Bus terminal of Jimba-Kogenshita -> Jimba Mountain(陣馬山)
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(Center) This is the first branch point from the bus terminal. You should select the path to the right and cross a bridge.




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(Left) It is about 1.4km away from bus terminal of Jimba Kogensita. It took about 25minutes from the bus terminal.





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(UP/Right) It comes out a little more, and is the summit of Jimba mountain.






At the summit of Jimba Mountain
(陣馬山)

Dscf3641s Dscf3662s It was a clear weather, I was very lucky seeing Mt. Fuji from the summit of Jimba Mountain. At the previous time, I couldn't see it because of a cloud weather.





Dscf3646s Dscf3648s (Left) A statue with a similar shape of white colored horse is located at the summit. Jimba(陣馬/陣場) in Japanese has two meanings, one is to take up a position for cavalry, the other is a organized position.




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At the teahouse, you can buy and eat something light meals or drinks.

Dscf3678s The next destination sign is "明王峠(Myoo Pass)" or "景信山 (Mt. Kagenobu)" in Japanese.






Jimba Mountain ->
Myoo Pass(明王峠)
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Myoo Path -> Kagenobu Mountain(景信山)
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Dscf3678s The next destination sign is "景信山 (Mt. Kagenobu)" or "小仏峠 (Kobotoke Pass)" in Japanese.





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Kagenobu Mountain(景信山)
I could see the buildings of Shinjuku City and other many buildings on the Kanto Plain. At the teahouse, you can buy and eat something light meals or drinks.
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Kagenobu Mountain
-> Kobotoke Shiroyama(小仏城山)
The next destination sign is "小仏城山 (Kobotoke Shiroyama)" in Japanese.
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I could see a wonderful view of Mt.Fuji and Sagami Lake. There was a mountain path to Sagami Lake from Kobotoke Pass, and the path will be connected to the Sagami Station of JR Chuo Line. It was a very interesting route, so I was puzzled by a prepared route.


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Kobotoke Shiroyama
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<- At Kobotoke Shiroyama
Two small children were inspired from the beautifulness of landscape and rushed to the top of hills. Indeed, it was a beautiful landscape too.




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<- This is one of the shot from Shiroyama teahouse.
At the teahouse, you can buy and eat something light meals or drinks.







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<- At the East side, many buildings at the Tokyo metropolitan area were seen from the place too.





Kobotoke Shiroyama ->
Ichodaira(一丁平)
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Dscf3784s Dscf3786s <- The view from the viewing deck of Ichodaira

This place is located on about 1.7km west from the summit of Takao Mountain.




Ichodaira -> Kiyotaki Station
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 Momiji-Dai (Maple Hill) is located on about 5minutes walk to the direction to Sagamiko Lake from the summit of Takao Mountain. The place is noted for autumn leaves. At the teahouse, you can buy and eat something light meals or drinks.



Nature Research Trail (5th Trail) and Inariyama Trail to
Kiyotaki Station
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<- I walked along the 5th trail and Inariyama trail.







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Inariyama Trail to Kiyotaki Station
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A open space of the station was very crowded with persons who are going to ride a cablecar, and climbers who came back from the mountain.




Course
:
(start) JR Takao Station (高尾駅) 8:16am
-> travelled in the bus

-> Bus Terminal of
Jimba Kogenshita (陣馬高原下) 9:11am
-> The entrance of the mountain path of Mt.Jimba 9:31pm
-> The summit of Jimba Mountain H=855m (陣馬山) 10:17am
-> Kagenobu Mountain H=727m (景信山) 11:44am
-> Kobotoke Pass H=670m (小仏峠)  12:16pm
-> Kobotoke Shiroyama (小仏城山) 12:37pm
-> Icchodaira
Observation deck(一丁平) 12:48pm
-> Momijidai(もみじ台)
13:09pm
-> Inariyama (稲荷山展望台) 13:41pm
-> Kiyotaki Station (清滝駅) 14:07pm

-> JR Takao Station 14:34pm
(end)

Access to Jinba-kogenshita(陣馬高原下)
from North exit of JR Takao Station
Bus Station at JR Takao Station
A bus will start from number 1 bus stop.
Bus Time-table
On Saturday and Sunday, a bus starts at a 50 from am7 to pm20.
On weekday, it's a 34.

Key Notes    
Location             Takao Area
Destination         
Takao Mountan and Jimba Mountain (高尾山、陣馬山)
Date walked        September 20(San.), 2009 (Fine weather)
Map                   Garmin GPS + Japan RoadNavi 25000 v2 by UUD Co.,Ltd.
Walk type            Mountain Walk

Difficulty             a tough walk 
Distance             about 21.5km

Time taken          about 5hr30min
with an little intermission
Railway stations   JR Takao Station (JR Chuo Line)

Key Word
:   Jimba Mountain, Takao, day walks, ハイキング, ウォーキング, 日帰り, 高尾山, 陣馬山

Reference
If you have a interest to my walk plan. Please look at the next URL. It will show you the route. I uploaded the route plan to ALPSLAB route.
http://route.alpslab.jp/watch.rb?id=e2d72d4d8151695fff1ffef9d8ea24a3

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