My husband , my friend and I left my house at 6:15 on October 11th. We transferrd to JR high speed train, ”特別快速ホリデーおくたま１号” at Tachikawa station. We arrived at Mitake station at 8:07. Then we bought rice balls and beverages and we took a bus and a Cable car.
This is Mt Mikake staion. We started haiking at 9 am.
First I took her to Musashi-Mitake Shinto shrine but this was under repair . From the upper station of the Mitake Cablecar it is a 20-30 minute walk to the Musashi-Mitake Shrine on the mountain's summit (929 meters).
I have been there 2 times before but my friend who comes from Ibaragi prefecture has never been there. After praying, I changed the plan and we decided to go to 七代の滝.
This was a nice view. But we spent a lot of time to go there because up-and-down roads continued
Then we went up nearby steep many stairs , we found a rock . After going up the rock, we were able to see a great view.
.When we went back in front of the Shrine, we talked about our next hiking plan. She wanted to go to Mt. Hinode because she has not been a chance to hike mountain ranges.
On the way to Hinode, we saw a big tree. This is a very famous tree ” 神代ケヤキ”
We needed to be hurry up to go to Mt. Hinode.
This hiking cource was very easy for us. We enjoyed hiking and talking a lot.
Autumn season has come. Colored leaves are starting now. It was a little bit early time to see them． But the mountain which is not crowded with people was good for us.
It took just an hour from the top of Mt. Hinode to the hot spring ” つるるつ温泉”.
As my friend had to go home , we took the hot spring for half an hour. Then we got on the bus for 武蔵五日市station at 2:39 pm. We walked for 5 hours and went home each. We really enjoyed hiking and talking with my friend ....and my husband.
After going home , I got many information. From the shrine, we have various hiking options to neighboring peaks and valleys. Next time I want to try other course.