Last week, I went back to the Tanzawa mountains in Kanagawa Prefecture. This time, I hiked up Mount To (塔ノ岳; 1491m), Mount Tanzawa (丹沢山; 1567m) and Mount Sannoto (三ノ塔; 1205m). Those mountains are quite popular: They are easily accessible with public transportation and the trail is very well-developed (stairs and huts at every summit). When the weather is good, it can offer great views on Mount Fuji. I was unlucky though: The forecast was “Sunny” but there was a lot of fog instead.
I reached the trail by first taking the Odakyu Line train to Shibusawa station (渋沢駅). Then I took the bus to the Okura (大倉) bus terminal. After that, I just followed the signs. The trail follows the Okura Ridge (大倉尾根). On the way back from Mount To, instead of taking the same path I came, I took the trail in the direction of Yabitsu Pass (ヤビツ峠): It goes through the summit of Mount Sannoto before reaching the pass. From there, I took the bus to Hadano station.
Above, at the Okura bus terminal, in the morning.
Above, a bridge in a park near the bus terminal.
Above, road on the way to the trailhead.
Above, on the trail to Mount To.
Above, Mount Fuji.
Above, hut on the way to the summit of Mount To.
Above, group of sika deer grazing on the slope.
Above, summit of Mount To.
Above, looking west in the direction of Mount Fuji.
Above, in the early morning, it was still very cold at the summit.
Above, cooking ramen.
Above, on the way to Mount Tanzawa.
Above, muddy trail.
Above, at the summit of Mount Tanzawa.
Above, clouds on the way back from Mount Tanzawa to Mount To. I took the same path as when I came.
Above, back at the summit of Mount To.
Above, on the trail to Mount Sannoto and Yabitsu Pass.
Above, view of Mount Oyama (大山) in the distance.
Above, view of the summit of Mount Sannoto.
Above, statue at the summit of Mount Sannoto.
Above, looking back at Mount To, now lost in the fog.
Above, trail to Yabitsu Pass.
Above, at Yabitsu Pass. I followed the mountain road to get to the bus stop.