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Mt. Takanosu, Okutama, Tokyo

Mt. Takanosu

I used a bus from Okutama Sta. at 7am, got off Kurato-guchi bus stop. Although it was cloudy, already light out, so I did not use my headlight to start the run.

There were few other climbers in this off-season, however, there were flocks of so many of monkeys right before the top of Mt. Kurato where exist on the way to the destination.

Leaves were covering up trails. Some of them might make visitors lost, the other would hide slippery mud path underneath. Either way, please be careful not getting lost nor falling.
It was so foggy that I could not see any view from the top of Mt. Takanosu, but I saw so many pretty fog shaped ices attached to the sideway of plants.

I realized Ziploc bag was useless to open my bag of nuts, when I have to take my gloves off to open up, and my hands were frozen.  I would better to buy one of those tiny nylon bags for munches in outdoor.


It was so quiet up there. All I met were a handful solo climbers. No Internet connection to send messages to family members, but map GPS located where I was.

I stopped by moegi no yu (780yen). But I realized I have a bad open scar from tripping over in downhill, so I decided to just take shower.
Again, worker lady there saw my western tattoo on my back, but didn't say anything.
Mist forming ice around leaves,
at 1400m alt. point

I parked my car at Times parking in front of the city office. I paid 1200 yen when I came back. (parked approx. 6 hours)
Path taken
Mist forming ice around branches
at 1740m alt. point