logo  Ohme Kyuuryou hills  (Day Hike / Japan) by tatsucabanner

Date:
   01 Nov, 2017(Day Trip)
Member:
   tatsuca
Weather:
  Cloudy, later sunny

Map:


Route Details:
  8:17 Ikusabata station
9:20 Mt. Raiden
10:04 Mt. Monomi
10:26 Mt. Sanpou
11:17 Yaguradai
11:45 Daijoji temple, stupa
Route Infomation:
  No dangerous spots.

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I arrived at Ikusabata station at 8:17.
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A male daurian redstart was singing on an electric cable over the platform.
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About 10 hikers got off the same train with me.
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I passed a small crossing near the s station.
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And came to a driveway.
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I walked on the driveway for 30 minutes. It was along a stream.
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Two roadside guardians. One seemed angry, and the other seemed smiling.
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I passed the branch to Mt. Takamizu and go straight.
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The trail start from this forest on the right.
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Very well maintained.
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After an hour from the station, I came to the peak of Mt. Raiden, 494m above the sea-level.
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There was a limestone mine below the peak.
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Most wildflowers were over but I saw many kouyaboki along the trail.
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I didn't make a detour today, but there seemed to be a small hill where old castles were until 500 years ago.
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I found tiny flowers of kiko-haguma. This is one of the two main purposes of this hike.
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And I soon found the other. Senburi flowers. They are aboiut 1 cm and a little larger than the kikou-haguma flowers.
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There were so much color leaves found today, but there were a couple of spots they started to color.
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Today, I didn't go to the end of the hiking couse, but turned right at a stupa of Daijoji temple.
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I passes another small shrine with several toriis.
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And passed a small railroad crossing.
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And stopped by a soba noodle restaurant near Ohme station.
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A picture on the wall said, the restaurant opened 100 years ago.
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It was a little too short and too easy, but a nice hike.
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Ohme station is famous for this strange monument, commemorating Fujio Atatsuka, a cartoonist known by his gag mangas such as Osomatsu-kun, Tensai Bakabon.
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Also, they put up old movie posters along the underground hallway of the station.
  
impressionNotes: (by tatsuca)
  I have light back ache there days, so I planed this short easy one, in which I hoped to find Senburi flowers and Kikou-haguma flowers.

The weather was not so good and a little cold, as a matter of fact, but I could find the two flowers successfully, and I enjoyed the light hiking on a quiet trail.

[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 were a couple of rocky small peaks with fixed ropes, but I didn't have to use them.
- Unnerving?: Level 1. No scary place.
Get lost? Level 3. The traces are clear, but there are many branches, so a map and a compass or a GPS would be recommended.
- Photogenic? Level 1. Since the trail is on the low ridge through forests, there were no spots to command great mountain views. But as a wildflower lover, I enjoyed to take pictures of them.
- Come again? Level 2. The trail is a little too short, but comfortable to walk.
- Comment: The course is part of 30km trail-run course, so if you are a trail-runner, you probably enjoy running this course and further route in Takamizu area.

The original log of this hike in Japanese is here.
https://www.yamareco.com/modules/yamareco/detail-1298727.html
If you are interested in my other logs, please check
http://mountrec.com/modules/mtrec/userinfo-629-data.html

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