Trek from Yorii Station to Kanetsukidou Mountain
I walked up Kanetsukidou Mountain (H=330.2m) at January 8th. It was a fine weather, so I could see a wonderful panoramic view from the summit of the mountain. Especially, I thought a view of the south east direction was a splendid spectacle. I could see Yorii City and far Shinjyuku buildings from the mountain. I went down to Shourinji Temple. On the mountain path near the temple, I saw a lot of luohan statue along the side of the mountain path. It was called Gohyaku Rakan(五百羅漢). Each statue was not so big but I thought these were well worth seeing.
I started to walk from Yorii Station of the terminal station of Tobu Ikebukuro line. I walked about 10km. It needed about 2hours35minutes that included a little intermission for lunch at Kanetsukidou Mountain.
My trekking route
A blue line shows my walking route.
(start) Yorii Station (寄居駅) of Tobu Railways at 11:25am
-> Kanetsukidou Mountain (鐘撞堂山) 12:18pm
I took a short break for lunch. (about 12minutes)
-> Gohyaku Rakan (五百羅漢) 12:56pm~
-> Shourinji Temple (少林寺) 13:10pm
-> Yorii Station 14:00pm
Yorii Station -> Kanetsukidou Mountain
<- The right side is the mountain path to Kanetsukidou Mountain.
Shots from Kanetsukidou Mountain
Kanetsukidou Mountain -> Shourinji Temple
Location Outside Chichibu, Western part of Saitama Prefecture
Destination Kanetsukidou Mountain (鐘撞堂山: H=330.2m)
Date walked January 8(Fri.), 2010 (Fine weather)
Map Outside Chichibu Hiking map No.1
(Japanese version only)
(It's a free map from Tobu Railway Group )
Garmin GPS + Japan RoadNavi 25000 v2 by UUD Co.,Ltd.
Walk type Field Walk, but it has a low mountain
Difficulty a easy walk
Distance about 10km
Time taken 2hr 35min with an intermission for lunch (15min)
Railway stations Yorii Station; the terminal station of Tobu Ikebukuro line