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Mt. Mitohsan ( Day Hike / Japan Okutama)

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Date:
16 May, 2017(Tue) [Day Trip]
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Drove and parked at Komin-no-mori free parking.

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   8:10 Tomin-no-mori parking
9:50 Mt. Mitoh
11:30 Mitoh-ohtaki fall
12:30 Tomin-no-mori parking
* I took time to take photos of flowers and birds. The book time would be less than four hours.

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   No dangerous spots.

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I planned this hike mainly to look for several wildflowers. I arrived at the parking of Tomin-no-mori around 8:00 o'clock.
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I planned this hike mainly to look for several wildflowers. I arrived at the parking of Tomin-no-mori around 8:00 o'clock.
I found a couple of grey wagtails near the parking.
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I found a couple of grey wagtails near the parking.
And a wren. Looked like they have a territory near the parking.
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And a wren. Looked like they have a territory near the parking.
Through a tunnel, I first headed toward Sayaguchi-toge pass.
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Through a tunnel, I first headed toward Sayaguchi-toge pass.
12 degrees, but a little humid, so I sweated a lot for this time of the year.
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12 degrees, but a little humid, so I sweated a lot for this time of the year.
The green of the trees were fresh and beautiful along the "path of birch trees."
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The green of the trees were fresh and beautiful along the "path of birch trees."
A kind of titmouse. I heard several different songs of birds, but I only could take a picture of this one.
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A kind of titmouse. I heard several different songs of birds, but I only could take a picture of this one.
I arrived at the peak of Mt. Mitoh, which usually commands a fine view of Mt. Fuji, but I had no luck today.
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I arrived at the peak of Mt. Mitoh, which usually commands a fine view of Mt. Fuji, but I had no luck today.
I chose "path of wild birds" on my way back.
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I chose "path of wild birds" on my way back.
The slope was steep but the trail was nicely switch-backed.
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The slope was steep but the trail was nicely switch-backed.
I arrived at a bird-watching hut in the middle of the trail.
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I arrived at a bird-watching hut in the middle of the trail.
The hut was two storied and very well built and cleaned.
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The hut was two storied and very well built and cleaned.
There was a small stream and a pond in front of the hut. I saw several wren-like birds, but I couldn't have chance to confirm them.
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There was a small stream and a pond in front of the hut. I saw several wren-like birds, but I couldn't have chance to confirm them.
I stayed some time but I gave up and continued to walk. The trial was through rich green; I came to like the atmosphere.
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I stayed some time but I gave up and continued to walk. The trial was through rich green; I came to like the atmosphere.
The trail merged into the main trail from Mushikarit-toge at a viewing terrace.
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The trail merged into the main trail from Mushikarit-toge at a viewing terrace.
This part of the trail was covered with rich green, too.
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This part of the trail was covered with rich green, too.
I passed by Mitoh-ohtaki fall.
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I passed by Mitoh-ohtaki fall.
As the hike was a little too easy, I added a short detour to the biggest tree in the park.
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As the hike was a little too easy, I added a short detour to the biggest tree in the park.
It was big, but not so impressive. I don't recommend to come to see this one unless you have special interest in fir trees.

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It was big, but not so impressive. I don't recommend to come to see this one unless you have special interest in fir trees.
I found a jay through leaves.
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I found a jay through leaves.
The weather was like this all day.
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The weather was like this all day.
A common Japanese bulbul.
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A common Japanese bulbul.
Grey wagtails were still walking around when I came back to the parking space.
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Grey wagtails were still walking around when I came back to the parking space.
After a half hour drive, I stopped by a noodle restaurant near Hinohara village center.
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After a half hour drive, I stopped by a noodle restaurant near Hinohara village center.
The atmosphere, the dip soup, and the hospitality were above the average, but the boil of the noodles were a little disappointing. Maybe they put off the burner of the boiling water when I visit and boiled the noodles in the same period as usual.
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The atmosphere, the dip soup, and the hospitality were above the average, but the boil of the noodles were a little disappointing. Maybe they put off the burner of the boiling water when I visit and boiled the noodles in the same period as usual.
After this picture I put up wildflowers I found today.
This is yamashakuyaku, a mountain-peony
for which I planned this hike.
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After this picture I put up wildflowers I found today.
This is yamashakuyaku, a mountain-peony
for which I planned this hike.
There was a small plant community along the main path near Mitoh-ohtaki fall.

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There was a small plant community along the main path near Mitoh-ohtaki fall.
About half of the clusters started to bloom and even started to fall.
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About half of the clusters started to bloom and even started to fall.

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This one is another wildflower I wanted to find today.
This is not very attractive looking, but a parasitic plant which we can find not so often.
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This one is another wildflower I wanted to find today.
This is not very attractive looking, but a parasitic plant which we can find not so often.

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The following are other wildflowers. I put of the Japanese names in my original report @
https://www.yamareco.com/modules/yamareco/detail-1140425.html
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The following are other wildflowers. I put of the Japanese names in my original report @
https://www.yamareco.com/modules/yamareco/detail-1140425.html

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Notes:(by tatsuca)
   I planned this hike to look for yama-shakuyam, mountain peony and some other wildflowers.

The weather was worse than I had expected and I couldn't see Mt. Fuji from the west peak of Mt. Mitoh, but I found wildflowers as I planned. It was a nice hike as a whole.

[Rating of the trail for middle-aged beginner hikers, like myself
* The keys used in my logs are in: http://mountrec.com/modules/diary/629-detail-455
- Required Stamina: Level 2 of 5. Relatively easy.
- Difficulty: Level 1. There was no spot to use hand.
- Unnerving?: Level 1. The trail I used on my way back was partly on a steep slope, but the switch-backs were well maintained and there was no problem.
- Get lost? Level 2. Walking paths set by the park were different from the trails shown on the map of Japanese GSI, so it might be confusing.
- Photogenic? Level 2. If the weather is good enough to see Mt. Fuji from the peak, the level could be 3.
- Come again? Level 2. There were several nice well-maintained trails in the area, and the forest and nature are beautiful all-year round.
- Comment: You can plan one-way hikes from Tomin-no-mori to all four directions.
North bound to Okutamako lake and south bound along Sasa-one ridge are popular. I attach my hike reports FYI:
http://mountrec.com/modules/mtrec/detail-1017.html
http://mountrec.com/modules/mtrec/detail-764.html
http://mountrec.com/modules/mtrec/detail-1041.html

The original log of this hike in Japanese is here.
https://www.yamareco.com/modules/yamareco/detail-1140425.html
If you are interested in my other logs, please check
http://mountrec.com/modules/mtrec/userinfo-629-data.html

I hope my humble hiking reports could be of any help for your memorable stay in Japan. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through MountRec.
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