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Updated: October 1, 2019

Mt. Mitou 三頭山

Hinohara-mura, Okutama-machi, Tokyo,

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An exhilarating day-hike from Tokyo offering superb views of Mt. Fuji

Mt. Mito is the highest of the three peaks along a hiking trail from Lake Okutama, traversing through beech forests to the peak at 1,531 meters. The trail becomes steeper after reaching the first peak, Mt. Iyo, but the rewarding views of Mt. Fuji from the summit make it well worth the effort.

Have a picnic and rest your legs at Mt. Mito's summit before heading down the opposite side of the mountain to Hinohara Tokyo Citizens' Forest, passing by Mito Waterfall along the way.

From Okutama Station on the JR Ome Line, take a 30-minute bus ride to Ogochi-jinja Shrine, where you will cross a floating bridge over Lake Okutama to the start of the trail. The hike takes approximately five hours, so allow an early start.

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