Mt.Kintoki, in between Mt.Fuji and Hakone!
Hi I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries!
I’m a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter of English for 8 years.
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I climbed Mt. Kintoki in Hakone.
Mt.Kintoki is located north of Hakone outer rim mountain between Mt.Fuji.
I went from Tokyo to Hakone-Yumoto via Odawara and took a bus to Hakone-Sengokuhara.
From there, I entered the trailhead and reached the 1212m summit in about 1 hour 15 minutes walk.
I enjoying the views of Hakone and Lake Ashi on the way.
Mt.Kintoki is named after Kintoki Sakata, samurai warrior who lived in the 10th century.
Legend said that he lived in this area when he was a child and won a power contest against a bear with a masakari( axe).
This is one of the most famous Japanese folktales known to all Japanese.
There is a masakari ( axe) like the one he carried at the top of the mountain.
From the top, you can see Mt.Fuji from the top, a little covered with clouds this day but you can see the whole mountain.
On the other side, Lake Ashi in Hakone can be seen.
At the foot of the mountain, there is Kintoki Shrine, which enshrines Kintoki Sakata, and you can feel the history of the mountain.
Why don’t you climb Mt. Kintoki to see the view of Mt.Fuji and Lake Ashi at the same time?
You can enjoy the dynamic view and Japanese history together!!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!