Tag: shrine

Mt. Kintoki 金時山

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   Difficulty:   Start: Kintoki Jinja Iriguchi...

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

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   Difficulty:   Start: Kentokusan Tozanguchi Bus Stop  ...

Mt. Honita 本仁田山

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   Difficulty:   Start: Hatonosu station (JR Ome Line)   Finish: Okutama...

Mt. Takanosu 鷹ノ巣山

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 Visitor Center official site.   Duration: 2 days...

Mt. Odake 大岳山

Mt. Odake 大岳山 – Nokogiriyama 鋸山   Duration: 5.5 hours   Distance: 14.5 km   Elevation change: 916 metres   Highest point: 1266 metres   Difficulty:   Start: Mitake Cable lower station (Takimoto)   Finish: Okutama...

Mt. Oyama 大山

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   Difficulty:   Start: Oyama Cable Car Bus Stop   Finish: Oyama Cable Car...

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

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   Difficulty:   Start: Hinata Ooya Bus Stop   Finish: Hinata Ooya Bus...

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