A two-day “Hitachi-no-Kuni Long Trail Trekking Monitor Tour” was held to walk the newly established course of the Hitachi-no-Kuni Long Trail!
“Hananuki Valley” – Mt.”Tsuchidake” – Mt.”Tatsuwaresan” – overnight stay – Mt.”Takasuzuyama” – “Oiwa Shrine” on a route that spans Takahagi City and Hitachi City, and as an event to thoroughly enjoy the attractive spots of the Hitachi-no-Kuni Long Trail over two days.
This was a very attractive event where participants could discover new attractions of the Hitachi-no-Kuni Long Trail and the northern part of the prefecture, centering on the southeast course that was newly established last year.
|Day 1. We gathered at Takahagi Station
under clear skies and headed for
“Hananuki Valley” by chartered bus.
Upon arrival at the “Hananuki
parking” lot, the event started
with a greeting, an explanation
of the itinerary, and
self-introductions by all
|The first place we visited was
“Shiomitaki Suspension Bridge”,
a highlight of “Hananuki Valley”!
The beauty of the valley and the
surprisingly shaky suspension
bridge make me nervous as I
continue along the walking path.
|Arrive at the “Kotakizawa Campsite”,
which is also the trailhead for the
We will do a thorough preparation
exercise before climbing
in the ope space.
|The climber counter at the
Mt.”Tsuchidake” trailhead will be
explained to you about the initiatives
of the Hitachi-no-Kuni Long Trail
and how the counter works.
I hope more and more people will use it.
|The path is a carpet of fluffy fallen leaves
that is pleasant to step on and is easy
on the feet and varied in its path.
|At the summit of the wide-open
Mt.”Tsuchidake”, there was an
observatory and a great view
that could be seen all the way to the sea!
We will then descend to
“Keyakidaira Campsite” for lunch.
|After lunch, we boarded a bus to our next
We will follow the course newly opened
last year to the summit.
|Familiar with that Anime?
Mt.”Tatsuwaresan” ‘s famous
“tachiwari-ishi” (sword splitting stone).
It actually feels larger than it looks in
the picture. It is overwhelming.
|The first day’s itinerary ended without
incident, and we went to
“KAMISUWA Sanso”.After the bath and
dinner, we had a session on the past
and future of the
Hitachi-no-Kuni Long Trail.
Afterwards, there will be a reception
where participants can discuss various
topics with each other.
|Morning of the Day 2.
In the fresh air and clear skies,
we departed from “KAMISUWA Sanso”
and headed for Mt.”Takasuzuyama”.
|There is an observation deck at the
top of Mt.”Takasuzuyama”
|Leaving Mt. “Takaruzuyama” behind,
we will head for Mt.”Oiwasan”,
which has long been considered a sacred
place of faith and “Shugendo”
|From the top of Mt.”Oiwa”, visit the
“Kabire Jingu” and head for
the “Oiwa Shrine”.
|At the “Oiwa Shrine”, we were given
that is usually difficult to hear.
I am struck by the various events that
have been handed down in this area since
ancient times and the actions that continue
to carefully protect this land even today.
|After visiting the “Oiwa Shrine”,
we went to the sea, which we had just
gazed at from a distance!
Lunch time at “Unoshima Villa”
located in a spectacular view,
using plenty of local ingredients.
|The event ended with the completion
of the entire two-day process.
We hope all participants enjoyed the event.
We encourage you to walk the
Hitachi-no-Kuni Long Trail again,
which will be further extended in the future.
We received a lot of feedback from participants, including”I got to come to a place I wouldn’t normally be able to come to on my own!” “Even low mountains can be a lot of fun.” “I was glad to hear explanations at the “Oiwa Shrine” that I wouldn’t normally hear.”
It is also a luxurious course that allows visitors to enjoy the ocean and mountains, unique to this area where the distance from the coastline to the top of the mountain is short.
A route leading to the coast is scheduled to open next year, so if you have a chance, why not try walking it?
We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who cooperated with us.
The Hitachi-no-Kuni Long Trail will continue to open up new routes in the future, so please look forward to it.
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