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Hike on Mt. Kintoki in Hakone

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Hi there, it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share our hiking on Mt. Kintoki this time.

Mt. Kintoki was named after Kintaro (Kintaro was made based on a real person named Sakata no Kintoki). Well, Kintaro is a fairly tale like Momotaro. He grew up in the mountain and defeated all strong animals in the mountain by sumo…I think that’s what the story is about.

kintaro_sumo

This Mt. Kintoki lays near Fujimi-chaya that I’ve previously introduced. We weren’t in mountain gears though we tried to take a hike…..let’s see how it tunred.

 


Hike on Mt. Kintoki

There’s entrance to Mt. Kintoki across Fujimi-chaya. Watch out many cars pass this road (speeding).

 

Entrance of the hiking course.

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Full of energy and excitement! Here we come!!!!!

 

After several minutes. Drained….

 

Still long way to go….

 

It turned windy and cloudy….

 

 

At the Top of Mt. Kintoki

We made it to the top! It took us about an hour.

hike on mount kintoki

 

And the prize would be the beautiful….view? Damn can’t see anything!

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It is supposed to be like this on a sunny day. Well, there’s nothing we can do with the weather right?

from Wikipedia

 

There are two places to eat on top. One is this Kintato-chaya.

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Udon.

hike on mount kintoki

 

Konnyaku (with miso sauce).

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On the Way Back

Now what? We gotta go back. We chose another route on the way back. It was still foggy but it kinda looked mysterious.

 

The Kintoki shrine is waiting at the end. I’m glad we made it back!

 

Lastly

How do you find it? It’s a little tough work but it feels quite something when we get to the top. I would still recommend it. However, make sure you are well-prepared for it. Get proper gears.

See you around!

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Yoshi (Mr. Wada)
I enjoy both indoor and outdoor stuff. Fishing in summer, Onsen( hot springs) in winter, and driving all year around!
http://the-wadas.com/

One thought on “Hike on Mt. Kintoki in Hakone

  1. For serious outdoorsmen such as myself, this hike wouldn’t pose much of a problem. But, who is that gopher-head posing with you and Mrs Wada at the summit? I’m sure he held you back.

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