Kawai Station -> Mt.Otuka -> Mitakesan -> Okunoin -> Mt.Hinode -> Hinatawada Station
I walked up Okunoin in Mitake Shrine at January 10th. It was a fine weather, but it was chilly at the mountain path. Near the Okunoin had a remaining snow slightly a few days before.
I could see a wonderful view from the summit of Okunoin, and a wonderful panoramic view from the summit of Hinode Mountain. Especially, I thought a view of the east direction from Hinode Mountain was a splendid spectacle. I could see far Tokyo and Yokohama buildings from Hinode Mountain. I went down to Hinatawada Station.
I walked about 21.7km ( about 6hr40min (included a little intermission for lunch near the Mitake Shrine).
My trekking route
A blue line shows my walking route.
-> to Okunoin (奥ノ院)
<-The summit of Okunoin.
-> Mitake Shrine 13:12pm
-> at Hinode Mountain (日の出山) 13:46pm
-> to Mimuro Mountain (三室山)
<-The summit of Mimuro Mountain.
-> Kotohira Shrine 15:05pm
->JR Hinatawada Station (日向和田駅) 15:56pm (end)
Location Okutama Area, western part of Tokyo
Destination Mitake Mountain（御岳山）
Otuka Mountain (大塚山)
Date walked January 10(Sun.), 2010 (Fine weather, Chilly)
Map Garmin GPS + Japan RoadNavi 25000 v2 by UUD Co.,Ltd.
Walk type Mountain walk
Difficulty a little tough because of a long distance walk
Distance about 21.7km
Time taken about 6hr40min ( includes a short break for lunch )
Railway stations Kawai and Hinatawada (JR Ome Line)
Key Word : western part of Tokyo, Okutama, Hinatawada, Mitake, Kawai, hiking, walking, day walks, Mt. Hinode, ハイキング, ウォーキング, 日帰り, 青梅線, 川井駅, 日向和田駅, 御岳山, 日の出山, 大塚山
Link to Live-camera
The camera is located on the Visitor's Center.
Okutama-machi official information in English
You can get a brief area map from the next URL.
(start) JR Kawai Station (川井駅) 09:22am
-> A starting point for climb 9:59am
-> to Otuka Mountain (大塚山)
<- The summit of Otsuka Mountain.
-> Visitor Center 11:29am
-> Mitake Mountain & Mitake Shrine (御嶽神社：御岳山) 11:43am