Tag: ropeway

Mt. Mitsutoge 三ッ峠山

Mt. Kaiun 開運山 – Mt. Tenjo 天上山   Duration: 6.5 hours   Distance: 17 km   Elevation change: 1171 metres   Highest point: 1785 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Mitsutoge Station (Fujikyuko Line)   Finish: Kawaguchiko...

Jomon Era: Kaniwa Cave

Hunter-gatherer Cave on a Chichibu Mountainside On a recent outing to the ruins of the former Mitsumine Ropeway in Chichibu, Saitama we spotted what appeared to be a cave in the distance. Never to let a good opportunity pass we decided to make the...

Minobusan: Kuonji Temple

The Perennial Home of Nichiren Buddhism From a distance the 1,153 metres high Mount Minobusan looks rather innocuous, however belying its mild exterior is the head temple of the Nichiren Shu order of Buddhism. In short Nichiren Shu is an offshoot of...

Mt. Hodosan 宝登山

Mt. Hodosan 宝登山   Duration: 3 hours   Distance: 6.2 km   Elevation change: 347 metres   Highest point: 497 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Nagatoro Station (Chichibu Main Line)   Finish: Nagatoro Station (Chichibu...

Mt. Nokogiri 鋸山

Mt. Nokogiri 鋸山 – Jigoku Nozoki 地獄のぞき   Duration: 3.5 hours   Distance: 6.9 km   Elevation change: 329 metres   Highest point: 329 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Hamakanaya Port (Tokyo Wan Ferry)   Finish:...

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