Hike from Sounzan to Mount Kami & Mount Komagatake in Hakone

A couple of weeks ago, I went back to Hakone, this time for a hike. Starting in Hakone-Yumoto, I rode the Tozan train and cable car until Sounzan. There, I took the trail to Mount Komagatake (駒ヶ岳; 1327m), passing through the summits of Mount Kanmurigatake and Mount Kami (神山; 1438m) along the way. The view of Mount Fuji from the trail and at the summit of Mount Komagatake was really spectacular. I then took the Komagatake Ropeway Line to get down to Hakone-En and Lake Ashi.

Above, on the cable car to Sounzan.

Above, ropeway to Owakudani.

Above, ropeway station at Owakudani.

Above, Mount Fuji.

Above, most of the trail was still covered with snow.

Above, torii on the trail to the summit of Mount Kanmurigatake (actually a detour).

Above, at the summit of Mount Kami.

Above, ascent to the summit of Mount Komagatake.

Above, ropeway station.

Above, summit of Mount Komagatake.

Above, Hakone shrine at the summit.

Above, view of the coast.

Above, looking towards Izu.

Above, Lake Ashi.

Above, on the way down to Lake Ashinoko.

Above, ropeway station at Hakone-En.

Above, on the shore of Lake Ashi.

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