10. Jan 2010
I drove a small mountain road from Tomioka into south direction – which was beautiful, but it also took a long time. On the map this road looked straight, but it had thousands of curves…
After arrival I started to hike. The way leaded through a valley, the river partly has been frozen. From the mountain hut the way became steep and several rocks had to be climbed by using rope or chains. I meet some young people having lunch on the way; they did not want to continue because the rocks had to be climbed – covered with some snow and ice.
This mountain is a holy mountain for (wild?) dogs. On the top there is a shrine guarded by dog-statues. After a short rest I continued hiking the peak.
After a cup of hot tea I went back down. It was already late – during sunset – when I meet a Kamoshika in the forest. I reached the car just in time before darkness, then took a bath in Ryoukami-onzen and went back home.
両神山 Ryoukamisan 10. Jan 2010
Start 日向大谷口 Hinataooyaguchi 10:50 am 660 m
Trail 会所 Kaishiyo 11:20 am 755 m
Trail 清滝小屋 Kiyotakigoya 12:15 pm 1.290 m
Trail 両神神社Ryoukamijinja (Ryoukami-Schrein) 1:15 pm 1.630 m
Top 両神山 Ryoukamisan 2:00 pm 1.723 m
Trail Same way back
Finish 日向大谷口 Hinataooyaguchi 5:00 pm 660 m
Duration: 6 h 10 min Distance: 10,2 km Height: 1.505 m