Trek from Okutama Station to Mt.Gozen, Mt. Shoguchi, Mt.Nokogiri
Yesterday(October 18th), I walked from Sakai Bridge to Gozen Mountain, and to Nokogiri Mountain, and went down to Okutama Station. I thought that I'd like to see Tochiyori Waterfalls, but the path to the waterfall had been prohibited, so I could see only from the road. The distance to the waterfalls was about 30~50m, the shape of it had been covered by so many trees, so I saw a part of it. The mountain path to Gozen mountain from forest of Okutama was not so wide and it continues uphill.
The mountain path near the Nokogiri Mountain, you have to walk side of the big rock and walk up the steel ladder.
About the mountain path from Nokogiri Mountain to Okutama Station, it has a lot of stones, and a steep up/down-hill. You have to scramble down the steel ladder.
And you have to walk down on the rocks that sometimes has no chains. If you are not a good walker, you might be troubled lightly on your knee.
I made a light trouble on my right knee ligament because of many downhill shocks. Now, I'm getting well.
I walked 16km. It took about 6hours includes a short break for lunch at Mt.Gozen.
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My trekking route
A blue line shows my walking route.
Okutama Station (奥多摩駅) (N35.809228, E139.09672)
-> Sakaibashi Station (bus station) 9:37am
<- I went there(Sakaibashi Bus Stop) by bus.
-> Tochiyori Waterfalls 10:37am
-> Gozen Mountain (御前山 H=1405m) 11:50am
-> Shouguchi Mountain (鞘口山 H=1142m) 13:05pm
-> Nokogiri Mountain（鋸山 H=1109m）(N35.77946, E139.105885)
-> Tensho Shrine（天聖神社）(N35.79567, E139.09896) 14:34pm
-> Okutama Station (奥多摩駅)
(N35.809228, E139.09672) 15:33pm (end)
Location Okutama Area, western part of Tokyo
Destination Nokogiri Mountain（鋸山）
Date walked Oct 18(Sun.), 2009 (Fine weather)
Map Garmin GPS + Japan RoadNavi 25000 v2 by UUD Co.,Ltd., and
Okutama hiking map ( free map from Seibu Group )
"Mt.Mitake, Takamizu three mountains, Mt.Odake"
You can get it on a station of Seibu Railways.
Walk type Mountain climbing
Difficulty I recommend for good walkers
Distance about 16km
Time taken about 6hrs ( includes a short break for lunch)
Railway stations Okutama（奥多摩） Station (JR Ome Line)
Key Word : western part of Tokyo, Okutama, hiking, walking, day walks, Mt.Gozen, Mt.Nokogiri, ハイキング, ウォーキング, 日帰り, 青梅線, 奥多摩駅, 御前山, 鋸山
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.