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Mt. Mitake is one of Tokyo's easily accessible peaks via cable car. But it still requires a good deal of climbing up slopes and steps. You can also hike to adjacent Mt. Hinode-yama. Great daytrip getaway from Tokyo's concrete jungle.Getting off the train at Mitake Station on the JR Ome Line. I wasn't the only one who decided it was a good day to hike up Mitake. 御岳駅
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Mitake Station on the JR Ome Line. 御岳駅
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Mitake Station (side view) on the JR Ome Line. 御岳駅
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Mitake Station on the JR Ome Line. 御岳駅
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Bus stop for cable car station.
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Bus for cable car station.
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Cable car station.
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Welcome to Mt. Mitake
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Cable car for Mt. Mitake.
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570 yen one way. There's also a lift for an extra 100 yen. No one rides the lift.
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Cable car to Mt. Mitake
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Mitake-san Station for cable car
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Lookout deck near cable car station
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View from lookout deck on Mt. Mitake, Tokyo
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Mt. Hinode-yama which is next to Mt. Mitake.
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Lift station in middle (very short distance) which no one rides.
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Welcome Gate. Everyone goes through here instead and walk toward the top.
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Back of welcome gate.
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Torii ahead. Mt. Mitake is topped with a Shinto shrine.
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Torii
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Back of torii
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Hailstones in Feb.
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Hinode-yama, my target after Mt. Mitake.
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Bird house
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Mt. Mitake Visitors Center where you can get maps and hiking advice.
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Inside Visitors Center
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Old minka house on Mt. Mitake, Tokyo
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Mitake-san Youth Hostel. The mountain has many lodges and inns.
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Slope up
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Thatched roof
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Mt. Mitake, Tokyo
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Veranda
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Tree designated as a Natural Monument. Almost dead in Feb. though.
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Souvenir shops and restaurants
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Steps toward Musashi-Mitake Shrine
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More steps
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Lots of stone monuments (not gravestones)
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More monuments
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More steps (rest time)
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More steps...
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Oh my God, more steps...
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Musashi-Mitake Shrine
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Musashi-Mitake Shrine, Tokyo 武蔵御嶽神社
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Musashi-Mitake Jinja 武蔵御嶽神社
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The shrine buildings at rear.
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View from the shrine, not much.
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But there was one clear pocket of scenery.
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Omikuji
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Omikuji
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Treasure House 宝物殿
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Musashi-Mitake Shrine, Tokyo
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Going down
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Turn left for Mt. Hinode-yama
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Cable car station peak.
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The torii which we passed through.
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Wooden cart wheels are a common sight.
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Trail to Mt. Hinode-yama. Takes about 40 min. from Mt. Mitake.
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Deep forest
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Roots
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Torii
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Take a left here.
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Hiking guide
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Roots in stone
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Steps
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Boundary between Ome city (Mt. Mitake) and Hinode-machi town. Photos of Mt. Hinode-yama continue here.
   
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