Holiday Atami/Iwatayama hike - with optional Onsen and Dinner
Many requested to do this in a cooler season - plus this is a very popular hike with the Onsen/dinner option....... So, I look forward to seeing all of you on this time a holiday visit to Iwatayama and the Atami Onsen area. We should expect great views and an option for Onsen after. For any new comers Iwato-yama is above the city of Atami and just below Hakone. If there is a chance of rain - please tune into this website before leaving your home Monday morning to see a 'Go or No-go indication'. I normally cancel if the chance of rain is about 30% in the area (not Tokyo). (Atami has a different rain pattern than Tokyo). Please also read the details below. All of your questions should be answered in this narrative.
Here are the details:
Let's gather at JR Shinagawa station to take the Tokaido line's 8:49 train. Let's meet at the FRONT car of the train - e.g. the direction of the train leaving. If you live along the way - you are welcome to join us as we travel or at Yugawara station - at 10:22.
We get to Yugawara station at 10:22. A short walk through town will bring us to the foot of the ridge leading up Iwato peak. We start at almost sea level and the peak is Protected content . This is more than two Tokyo towers, but the trail is a long and steadily upwards climb, so we don't feel the height very much.
Each time we do this - we have had great views down the Izu peninsula's rugged coast, and a bird's eye view of Atami town at our feet. We could glimpse Mt. Fuji behind Hakone, and look out onto Sagami bay and Ohshima.
The rated time-in-motion is 4 hours 15 mins. With breaks and lunch, we should get to our return station of Atami around 5:00 PM. If you head straight back, you should get to Shinagawa around 6:30 PM.
We/you can also choose to soak in one of Atami's many onsen, as we did last hike. Atami is a resort town and you could stay overnight, too. We chose a very nice onsen last year inside Atami and had dinner afterwards near the eki.
As a review, make sure you bring at least 2 liters of water and a bento. Hiking shoes and a hiking stick are recommended. (If it has rained heavily the days before - you will NOT be allowed to hike without hiking boots. This is a clear safety concern in slippery slopes.) Onsen towel, sunscreen and a backpack are also suggested along with any medication you normally take. Please indicate whether you intend to join us on this webpage. I am looking forward to an exciting day back on the trails with my friends.
As a qualifying note - you are responsible for your own safety. Please prepare adequately.
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