A scenery of Mt.Fuji from Mt.Ohgi and Mt.Momokura
I walked from Torisawa Station of JR Chuo-line to Ohgi Mountain, and to Momokura Mountain, and went down to
Saruhashi Station. The weather was cloudy but few winds. Hence, I didn't expected to see Fuji Mountain, but I could see it from the mountain path to the summit of Ohgi Mountain. I thought that it was so beautiful, the scale was about three times bigger than I saw it from Takao Mountain.
The slope of the mountain path was steep, but there were no big rock and no chains. I guess that to climb the mountain, it needs no techniques. Near the summit of Ohgi Mountain was very steep. I guess that it will be slippy after when the rain falls. The summit of Ohgi Mountain has a wide open area, and we could see surrounding mountains and of course Mt. Fuji. The mountain path to Momokura mountain from Ohgi Mountain has a down hill, and walk up hill again. There are no rocky path and chains. But we cannot see a sight because of mountain bush. At the summit of Momokura mountain, if the weather were fine, you could see beautiful Mt.Fuji. The downhill path from Momokura Mountain to Saruhashi Station was a good walking condition for me. It was no big rocks and chains, and it had few steps.
I went to Saruhashi before going to the Station. If you have a time, I recommend you to visit the spot.
My trekking route
A blue line shows my walking route.
Torisawa Station (鳥沢駅) 9:40am
-> The summit of Ohgi Mountain 11:38am
( I took a lunch at the summit of the mountain. : 11:38am~11:51am)
-> The summit of Momokura Mountain 13:19pm
-> Saruhashi 15:00pm
-> JR Saruhashi Station 15:26pm
Location Western part of Tokyo
Destination Ohgi Mountain（扇山） H=1138m
Momokura Mountain（百蔵山） H=1003m
Saruhashi (猿橋) (N35.61566, E138.97989)
Date walked Nov 8(Sun.), 2009 (Cloudy weather)
Map Garmin GPS + Japan RoadNavi 25000 v2 by UUD Co.,Ltd., and
Walk type Mountain climbing
Difficulty I recommend for family
Distance about 19.5km(two mountains and Saruhashi)
Time taken about 5hrs45min ( includes a short break for lunch)
Railway stations Torisawa Station and SaruhashiStation (JR Chuo Line)
Key Word : western part of Tokyo, Torisawa, Saruhashi, hiking, walking, day walks, Mt.Ohgi, Mt.Momokura, ハイキング, ウォーキング, 日帰り, 中央線, 鳥沢駅,
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.