Hike to Mount Mikuni, Mount Shoto & Mount Jinba

For my last hike in Japan, I went back to the Lake Sagami area. I basically followed this itinerary, except that I took the bus at the beginning.

Starting at Fujino station (藤野駅) in Uenohara, I took the bus to the Kamazawa Iriguchi bus stop (鎌沢入口バス停). I then I went up Mount Mikuni (三国山) and the nearby Mount Shoto (生藤山). There was a good view of Mount Fuji (although a bit hazy) from there. I then followed the ridge until Wada Pass (和田峠) and went up again to reach the summit of Mount Jinba. I then followed the first part of the trail to Mount Takao but actually went down to Lake Sagami starting from Myo Pass (明王峠).

Above, tea farm.

Above, Mount Fuji from the summit of Mount Mikuni.

Above, Mount Fuji from the summit of Mount Shoto.

Above, at Wada Pass.

Above, stairs to the summit of Mount Jinba.

Above, looking back at Mount Shoto and Mount Mikuni.

Above, the horse statue of Mount Jinba.

Above, even hazier Mount Fuji.

Above, miso oden.

Above, on the way to Myo Pass.

Above, on the path to Lake Sagami.

Above, Yose Shrine.

Above, Lake Sagami.

Above, Chuo Expressway.

Above, at Sagamiko station.

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Hike to Mount Oyama, Mount Sannoto & Mount Tonodake in the Tanzawa Mountains (part 2): From Yabitsu Pass to Okura

Continuing the spring hike to the Tanzawa Mountains.

Above, start of the trail to Mount San-no-to.

Above, Mount Oyama from the summit of Mount Sannoto.

Above, view of Mount To in the distance, from the summit of Mount Sannoto.

Above, on the way to Mount Tonodake.

Above, view of Mount Sannoto.

Above, summit of Mount To.

Above, hazy Mount Fuji.

Above, on the way to Okura bus terminal.

Above, Mount Sannoto and Mount Oyama.

Above, Okura bus station.

Hike to Mount Oyama, Mount Sannoto & Mount Tonodake in the Tanzawa Mountains (part 1): From Hinata Yakushi To Yabitsu Pass

In May, I went back to the Tanzawa Mountains, in Kanagawa. This time, I started at Hinata Yakushi (日向薬師), in Atsugi, east of the mountains. I took the bus from Isehara station and got off at the last stop then started walking. I went through Mount Oyama (大山), Mount Sannoto (三ノ塔) and Mount Tonodake (塔ノ岳). From there, I walked down the mountain to take the bus at the Okura (大倉) bus terminal. It was a great day, although it was foggy at first. Mount Fuji was even visible from Mount To.

Above, at Hinata Yakushi.

Above, pagoda at Johotsugan-ji Temple.

Above, Sekiun-ji Temple.

Above, start of the trail to Mount Oyama.

Above, view of Oyama Afuri shrine.

Above. Mount Oyama lost in the fog, seen from Miharashidai.

Above, Oyama Afuri shrine.

Above, start of the trail to the summit of Mount Oyama.

Above, fog at the summit.

Above, the fog lifted while I was at the summit.

Above, on the way down to Yabitsu Pass (ヤビツ峠).

Above, in better weather, Mount Fuji can be seen from here.

Above, at Yabitsu Pass.

Above, to get to the start of the trail to Mount Sannoto, I took an alternate trail in  the forest (at the back of the parking lot) instead of the paved road.

Above, the trail did not arrive exactly where I needed to go so I had to double back using the paved road.

Hike from Hinohara Village to Lake Sagami: Mount Usuki, Mount Ichimichi, Mount Daigomaru & Mount Jinba

After visiting the Hossawa Falls, which was actually a detour, I turned east to reach Mount Usuki (臼杵山) and continued to Mount Ichimichi (市道山). Those are two of the “Three Togura Mountains” (戸倉三山). After Mount Ichimichi, I walked south to Mount Daigomaru (醍醐丸) then went down to Wada Pass (和田峠) before climbing the stairs leading to the summit of Mount Jinba (陣馬山). I then walked part of the trail to Mount Takao but went down the mountain at Myo Pass (明王峠) in the direction of Lake Sagami (相模湖), passing Yose Shrine (与瀬神社) along the way.

My itinerary was a mix of this (for the beginning of the trail to Mount Usuki) and this (after Mount Usuki).

Above, Musashi-Itsukaichi station (武蔵五日市駅) in Akiruno City, where I waited for the bus to Hinohara Village (檜原村).

Above, bridge near the Hossawa-no-taki Iriguchi (払沢の滝入口) bus stop.

Above, Hossawa Waterfall.

Above, walking to the trailhead.

Above, trailhead to Mount Usuki, at the Motogo (元郷) bus stop.

Above, summit of Mount Usuki.

Above, summit of Mount Ichimichi.

Above, meeting with a group of deer.

Above, Mount Daigomaru.

Above, at Wada Pass.

Above, stairs to the summit of Mount Jinba.

Above, horse statue at the summit of Mount Jinba.

Above, Mount Shoutou (生藤山).

Above, looking in the direction of Mount Fuji.

Above, at Myo Pass.

Above, Yose Shrine.

Above, Lake Sagami with Mount Arashi on the left and Mount Sekiro in the background.

Above, Chuo Expressway.

Above, first torii of Yose Shrine.

Above, finally at Lake Sagami.