Ogose Station -> Katsuragi Shrine -> Kouburi Pass(H=530m) -> Agano Station
I walked to see the Chichibu mountains from Kouburi-Pass at the end of 2009. I walked 29th of December. It was a fine weather, so I could see a wonderful panoramic view from Kouburi Pass. Although I wanted to see a wonderful scene, eating delicious buckwheat noodles, unfortunately the buckwheat-noodles restaurant was closed. As for the buckwheat noodles of the restaurant which I ate this time, unfortunately I thought it was the same looked meal of buckwheat noodles, but the taste and texture were completely different.
I started from Ogose Station of Tobu Ogose line and arrived at Agano Station of Seibu Chichibu line. I walked about 16km. It needed about 5hours that included a little intermission for lunch at Kouburi Pass.
Ogose Station -> Kokuzou Shrine
Kokuzou Shrine -> Katsuragi Shrine
Katsuragi Shrine -> Kouburi Pass
You have to select the left path to Ipponsugi Pass (一本杉峠).
<- This is the summit of Hanamagari Mountain. The surrounding view was a bad condition because of trees.
<- Suwa Shrine (諏訪神社)
<- A restaurant of Koubri Pass that I took a lunch.
A shot from Kouburi Pass
I could see the downtown buildings of Tokyo.
Kouburi Pass -> Agano Station
<- I found the small fairy at the root of the big tree on the way of mountain path to Agano Station.
(start) Ogose Station (越生駅) of Tobu Railways at 8:13am
-> Kokuzou Shrine (虚空蔵尊) 8:45am
-> Katsuragi Shrine (桂木観音) 9:17am
-> Hanamagari Mountain (鼻曲山, H=447m) 10:35am
-> Suwa Shrine (諏訪神社) 11:40am
-> Kouburi Pass (顔振峠, H=530m) 11:55am
I took a short break for lunch. (about 17minutes)
-> Agano Station (吾野駅) of Seibu Railways 13:10pm
Location Musashi Ogose Area,
Western part of Saitama Prefecture
Destination Kouburi Path (顔振峠: H=530m)
Date walked December 29(Tues.), 2009 (Fine weather)
Map Garmin GPS + Japan RoadNavi 25000 v2 by UUD Co.,Ltd.
Walk type Field Walk
Difficulty enjoy walk
Distance about 16km
Time taken 5hr 09min with an intermission for lunch
Railway stations Ogose(越生) Station of Tobu Railways
and Agano(吾野) Station of Seibu Railways
Key Word : Musashi Ogose, Kouburi Pass, Agano Station, Ogose Station, 武蔵越生, 顔振峠, 越生駅, 吾野駅