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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Show Me Mount Mitake 御岳山

Thought I would show my favorite place to take a break from the concrete and humidity of Tokyo. I used to love to take day trips to Mitake.

This is the beginning of the hiking trail.

Nice to see some daikon hanging around.

Love the grass roofs on some of the houses in the mountain village.

Some tengu sculptures hanging out in a shop window. I always take pictures of stuff I want to buy but feel like I shouldn't spend the money .

The forests of Mitake are famous for momonga or flying squirrel.

There are several trails where you can explore the forest. I was really tempted to just reveal everything of interest here but I think I will just leave you with this last picture. I highly recommend a visit to Mt. Mitake!

This is my entry for Show Me Japan.

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  1. I want to go. I've hiked up and down Oyama and Takaosan. I need another :)

  2. Oooooh, lovely pics!! I've not been, but it's definitely on my to-go list now! ^^

  3. Thank you all for the lovely comments! I really think that Mount Mitake is special! :) Please go if you have the chance!

  4. I've never been there, but you made it look so lovely, I definitely want to go :-)
    And just like I promised, I entered your post as number 1 this weekend!
    Thanks for joining Show Me Japan! :-)

  5. You are AWESOME!!!! I feel like I've got a great start! Thanks for that and now I understand what the widget is. ^^ Looking forward to more editions! :)

  6. It appears that Mitake has a lot to offer; great nature and historical significance!
    Unfortunately I haven't been to there so I would definitely love to visit there if I have a chance!
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Peaceful and Beautiful.
    I agree with Y.Ikeda, I should visit there some day.

  8. Great photographs--I particularly like the one of the daikon. Love the blog!

  9. Thanks for your comment Yoshi! I love your photography! nobu you should definitely go! amoderngirl thanks for your comment! I'm just starting to blog so I'm glad to hear that. :)