Tag: shrine

Mt. Kintoki 金時山

Hiked on Dec 16, 2020 . Kintoki-jinja Shrine 金時神社 – Mt. Nagao 長尾山 – Otome-toge 乙女峠   Duration: 3.5 hours   Distance: 6.3 km   Elevation change: 517 metres   Highest point: 1212 metres   Start: Kintoki Jinja...

Gosha Mountain Shrine: Hinohara Village

A Unique Shrine Surrounded by Nature Hatsumode or the first shrine visit of the year is a big deal in Japan with literally millions rocking up to their local shrine to pray for good fortune in the year ahead. In recent years I haven’t bothered much...

Yamabushi: The Mountain Priests of Japan

The Weird and Wonderful World of Yamabushi # 1. What is a Yamabushi? Yamabushi also known Shugenja are the mountain-wandering priests of Japan. Their name literally means “those who lie in the mountains” from kanji 山 (yama) mountain and 伏 (bushi) in...

Mt. Kentoku 乾徳山

Hiked on May 21, 2015    Jul 25, 2022 . Kougen Hut 高原ヒュッテ – Mt. Kentoku 乾徳山 – Mt. Douman 道満山   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 11.1 km   Elevation change: 1186 metres   Highest point: 2013 metres   Start: Kentokusan...

Mt. Honita 本仁田山

Hiked on Aug 4, 2013    Dec 6, 2020 . Mt. Kobutaka コブタカ山 – Mt. Honita 本仁田山   Duration: 4.5 hours   Distance: 7.7 km   Elevation change: 914 metres   Highest point: 1224 metres   Start: Hatonosu station (JR Ome...

Mt. Takanosu 鷹ノ巣山

Hiked on May 22, 2014    Aug 10, 2022 . Mt. Takanosu 鷹ノ巣山 – Mt. Kayanoki 榧ノ木山 – Mt. Kurato 倉戸山     The Inamuraiwa Ridge remains closed due to collapses in several places. For the latest information please refer to the Okutama...

Mt. Odake 大岳山

Hiked on May 4, 2013    Oct 20, 2021 . Mt. Odake 大岳山 – Nokogiriyama 鋸山   Duration: 5.5 hours   Distance: 14.5 km   Elevation change: 916 metres   Highest point: 1266 metres   Start: Mitake Cable lower station...

Mt. Oyama 大山

Hiked on Mar 31, 2014    May 15, 2021 . Oyama Afuri Jinja 大山阿夫利神社 – Mt. Oyama 大山   Duration: 4 hours   Distance: 6.3 km   Elevation change: 942 metres   Highest point: 1252 metres   Start: Oyama Cable Car Bus Stop...

The Long-Forgotten Tokyo Peace Pagoda

A Chance Upon at the Tokyo Peace Pagoda To expect the unexpected is something I have come to cherish about my ventures into the mountains and to discover that Tokyo is home to a long-forgotten Peace Pagoda was definitely one of them. The glistening...

Mt. Ryokami 両神山

Hiked on Oct 31, 2013    Nov 22, 2020 . Hinata Ooya 日向大谷 – Mt. Ryokami 両神山   Duration: 2 days   Distance: 10.3 km   Elevation change: 1093 metres   Highest point: 1723 metres   Start: Hinata Ooya Bus Stop...

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