Trek : Hatonosu St. -> Mitakesan -> Hinodeyama -> Futamatao St.
I walked up to Mitake Shrine from Hatonosu Station at April 25th. It was a fine weather but not clear. I went to a bathroom beside the station to do my business. And started to walk. It was 10:15.
While the mountain path, there were few trekker. I wore a T-shirt under wool shirt. While walking, it was a good selection, but when I stopped walking a few minutes, I felt a little cold.
Almost all the mountain path from Hatonosu to Mitakesan was wide and excellent for walking. But sometimes, it was difficult to select the correct route. If you want to walk this path, you should memorize the Japanese Kanji word "御岳山".
I could see a wonderful panoramic view from the summit of Hinode Mountain. I could see far Tokyo buildings but it was not so clear because of spring haze. My first plan was to go down to Ikusabata Station. Though, I couldn't find the destination way to Ikusabata Station after the mountain path from Hinodeyama. I guess I passed over the sign or there was no indicator to Ikusabata Station.
I walked about 21.6km and took about 5hr20min ( It's included a little intermission for lunch at the Mitake Shrine).
My trekking route
A blue line shows my walking route.
(start) JR Hatonosu Station (鳩ノ巣駅) 10:15am
-> A shot from a bridge near Hatonosu Station
-> to Mitakesan (The indicator to Mitakesan will be used at "御嶽山" or "御岳山" in Japanese. )
-> Mitake Mountain & Mitake Shrine (御嶽神社：御岳山) am
-> to Hinode Mountain (日の出山)
-> at Hinode Mountain
-> to Mimuro Mountain and Kotohira Shrine
-> JR Futamatao Station (二俣尾駅) (15:32pm)
When I reached to Futamatao Station, I found a train just starting to Tachikawa. Then, I walked to the next station Ishigamimae Station. It took about 15minutes because the distance was about 1.4km.
Location Okutama Area, western part of Tokyo
Destination Mitake Mountain（御岳山）
Date walked April 25(Sun.), 2010 (Fine weather)
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 21.6km
Time taken about 5hr20min ( includes a short break for lunch )
Railway stations Hatonosu and Futamatao (JR Ome Line)
Key Word : western part of Tokyo, Okutama, Hatonosu, Mitake, Futamatao, hiking, walking, day walks, Mt. Hinode, ハイキング, ウォーキング, 日帰り, 青梅線, 二俣尾駅, 鳩ノ巣駅, 御岳山, 日の出山
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