Musashi and Ogose hiking
The Musashi and Ogose locates the southern area of Chichibu area and the western area of Tobu Ogose station. I walked this area at October 4. A hiking course is a course of the "Musashi Ogose hike rally" scheduled for October 25. It's a free event sponsored by Tobu Railways. There are three courses (Family course 7km, Enjoy course 17km, Challenge course 27km). I walked mainly a challenge course. It's about 27km length. You can get the course map at a station of Tobe railways.
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My trekking route
A blue line shows my walking route. I guess that it was a enjoyable walking course for me.
I walked 29.5km (Ogose Station -> Ohtakatori Mountain -> Kuroyama Three Water Falls -> Kasasugi Pass -> Koburi Pass -> Ipponsugi Pass -> Kuroyama -> Katsuragi Shrine -> Ogose Station), it needed about 8hrs15min that included a little intermission for lunch at Kouburi Pass.
A shot from a small restaurant at Koburi Pass. And a lunch.
It was a delicious soba noodle.
(start) Tobu Ogose Station (越生駅) 7:00am
-> Town Office of Ogose （越生町役場） 7:25am
-> The tomb of an unknown soldier 7:40am
-> Ohtakatori Mountain H=376.4m (大高取山） 8:25am
-> The vacation facility center of Ogose
-> Ryugaya Bridge (龍ヶ谷大橋) 9:38am
-> Kuroyama Bus Terminal (黒山バス停) 10:12am
-> Tengu Waterfalls（天狗滝） 10:26am
-> Odaki/Medaki Waterfalls (男滝/女滝) 10:32am
-> Kasasugi Pass（傘杉峠） 11:20am
-> Kouburi Pass (顔振峠) 11:51am
I took a lunch at a small restaurant of Kouburi Pass.
I took a rest about 30min.
-> Ipponsugi Pass （一本杉峠） 12:53pm
-> Kuroyama Bus Terminal 13:34pm
-> Katsuragi Shrine (桂木観音) 14:22pm
-> Kokuzoson Shrine (虚空蔵尊) 14:50pm
-> Tobu Ogose Station 15:12pm
Location Musashi Ogose Area
(Western area of Saitama Pref.)
Destination Kuroyama Water Falls, Kouburi Pass
Date walked October 4, 2009 (Sun.) (Fine weather)
Map Garmin GPS + Japan RoadNavi 25000 v2 by UUD Co.,Ltd.
Tobu Tojyo Line "Soto Chichibu Hiking (外秩父ハイキング)" Map No.4
Walk type Mountain Walk
Difficulty Need physical strength
Distance about 30km
Time taken about 8hrs15min (include an intermission of lunch)
Railway stations Ogose Station
(JR Hachiko Line or Tobu-Ogose Line)
Key Word : Musashi Ogose, Kuroyama Water Falls, Kouburi Pass, Ogose Station, 武蔵越生, 黒山三滝, 顔振峠, 越生駅