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Mt. Kamiyama and Mt. Komagatake Course

Mt. Kamiyama and Mt. Komagatake Courseの写真
Type:
Mountain Climbing Ropeway
Time Required:
2 h 20 min.
Distance:
4.5 km
From Owakudani to Mt. Kamiyama, the highest point of Hakone, and on to Mt. Komagatake. A trekking route for enjoying the best and finest views.

Course Outline

Starting from Owakudani with an up-front view of vigorous volcanic activity, the trekking course leads through Mt. Kamiyama, ancient remnants of a large-scale volcanic eruption, and further on to Mt. Komagatake. Visitors will find themselves walking on the traces of volcanic activity from prehistoric days. Along with communicating a sense of the dynamism in the history of Earth, the route leads through clusters of precious plants and forest grown after the end of volcanic activity.

Then, starting from Mt. Komagatake, exquisite scenic views are awaiting visitors with a panorama of Lake Ashinoko, Suruga Bay, and farther away, the exquisite scenic views of Mt. Fuji. On the way down, using the Mt. Komagatake ropeway, the course leads to Hakone-en on the lake shore. This course features a broad range of fascinating perspectives across the range of geological formation, local flora, scenic views and religious worship.

*This course requires robust trekking shoes, rain gear, and mountain climbing utensils including drinking water.

Highlights

Clusters of Schizocodon ilicifolius Maxim. var. australis
Clusters of Schizocodon ilicifolius Maxim. var. australis

Clusters of Schizocodon ilicifolius Maxim. var. australis

Around May-June, small pink-blossomed flowers form clusters on the sides of the mountain climbing trail. They belong to a rare species of alpine flora, which is seldom to be found. Growing on rocky terrain, their name derives from their small round leaves that are shiny like mirrors.

Panorama View of Lake Ashinoko from Mt. Komagatake
Panorama View of Lake Ashinoko from Mt. Komagatake

Lake Ashinoko from the Summit of Mt. Komagatake

At the summit of Mt. Komagatake visitors can find the Hakone Mototsumiya Shrine. The Mototsumiya Shrine is the inner shrine of the Hakone-jinja Shrine at the foot of the mountain. It worships "Mt. Kamiyama," the mountain in front of it. The latter is believe to be inhabited by a deity and has been a center for mountain worship since ancient times. Standing on the summit, visitors look down on a panorama of Lake Ashinoko with an exquisite scenic view reaching into the distance as far as Suruga Bay.

Mt. Fuji Floating in the Sunset
Mt. Fuji Floating in the Sunset

Sunset with Mt. Fuji

From the summit of Mt. Komagatake the view on Mt. Fuji is without parallel. The silhouette of Mt. Fuji before dusk floating in the evening sun is a particular dramatic sight, so beautiful that it can take spectators' breath away.

Course Map

Mt. Kamiyama and Mt. Komagatake Course

Course Time

Starting Point
1
Starting Point of Owakudani Ascent
20 min.
0.6 km
2
Mt. Kanmurigatake Junction
40 min.
0.8 km
3
Mt. Kanmurigatake
15 min.
0.5 km
4
Mt. Kamiyama
55 min.
1.6 km
5
Mt. Komagatake Top Station (Komagatake Ropeway)
10 min.
1.0 km
6
Hakone-en Station
Terminus
*Course time and distance are estimates.