Tokai Nature Trail at Lake Sagami: Mount Arashi & Mount Sekiro

A few weeks ago, I went on a hike near Lake Sagami, west of Tokyo in Kanagawa Prefecture. I followed a section of the Tokai Nature Trail: The whole trail covers 1,697km and goes from Mount Takao in Tokyo all the way to Mount Mino near Osaka.

I started in the morning at Sagamiko station (Chuo Line). I then walked to Sagami Dam to reach the trailhead to the summit of Mount Arashi (嵐山; 406m). After getting down from the mountain near the entrance to the Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest, I followed this trail. It got me to Kenkyo-ji Temple (顕鏡寺) and then on to the summit of Mount Sekirou (石老山; 694m). After looping back to the starting point, I walked on the road near the shore of Lake Sagami until I reached Sagami Dam again.

Above, Lake Sagami in the morning.

Above, Sagami Dam.

Above, trailhead to Mount Arashi.

Above, shrine at the summit of Mount Arashiyama.

Above, ferris wheel at Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest.

Above, when I was walking by, this guy insisted that I took his picture.

Above, statue at  the  parking near the start of the trail to Kenkyo-ji and Mount Sekirou.

Above, Kenkyo-ji temple on the trail to the summit of Mount Sekirou.

Above, summit of Mount Sekirou.

Above, if the conditions are right, Mount Fuji can be seen from the summit.

Above, on the way back to Lake Sagami.

Above, back at the starting point of the trail to Mount Sekirou. From there I followed the road to Sagami Dam.

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