Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park
1 night, 2 days
Mt. Myoko (top 100 mountains of Japan) in the Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park has long been considered a sacred mountain where spirits and gods live, as well as a place of worship and for “Shugendo” religious training. Participants of this tour will retrace the paths taken by pilgrims of Mt. Myoko since ancient times, starting from Sekiyama Shrine, a place of worship for Mt. Myoko that has long been used by the residents of its neighbourhoods. On Day 1 the scene will be set with a tour introduction from a local guide recounting tales of the history of the shrine and of mountain worship. You will then follow a beautiful tree-lined route to the Tsubame Onsen area with a local, professional mountaineering guide. On Day 2, the guide will take participants to the peak of Mt. Myoko, via the waterfalls, ponds, small shrines, and rocks that have been considered sacred since ancient times. Retrace the footsteps of local ancestors as you ascend the rugged trails of this great sacred mountain and admire the fabulous variety of views and panoramas.
► Enjoy the knowledgeable explanations of a friendly local guide.
► Enter the main shrine building, which is normally closed to the public, and view the treasures and relics of the mountain of worship.
► Stamp of Sekiyama Shrine seal (go-shu-in).
►Receive copies of papers dating back from the Edo era (16th-18th) showing a map of the ancient pilgrimage route, and the permit allowing pilgrims to make the climb.
►Night in an hot-spring onsen area to refresh and relax.
► The trails are steep and full of challenges. Even as a day hike, this is a true mountain climb.
► See the waterfalls, ponds, small shrines, and large rocks that have attracted the faithful to this route since ancient times.
► On clear days, see breathtaking views of all the surrounding national park mountains.
► After your hike, feel free to take a dip and refresh yourself in a free hot spring bath located at Tsubame Onsen.
◉ Guide fee
◉ Translator fees
◉ Shrine stamp
◉ Copies of an ancient pilgrimage route, and the letter of permission
◉ Accommodation fee (1night)
◉ Meals (1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner)
◉ All travel from tour start point to finish point
◯ Transportation to tour start point and from finish point
◯ Insurance (please purchase travel insurance in your own country).
◯ Anything else not specified. (The bank transaction fee shall be covered by the customer.)
|9:15||Meet at Sekiyama Shrine|
|9:30~11:00||Shrine and garden tour|
|11:00~12:00||Lunch (at Sekiyama Shrine)|
|12:00~13:35||Trek (Sekiyama Shrine to Myoko Seishounen Shizen no Ie)|
|13:35~13:50||Break (Myoko Seishounen Shizen no Ie)|
|13:50~15:20||Trek (Seishounen Shizen no Ie to Kyuukamura Myoko)|
|15:20||Break (Kyuukamura Myoko)|
|15:56||Kyuukamura Myoko to Tsubame Onsen (by bus)|
|16:05||Arrive at Tsubame Onsen, Check in|
|6:00||Check out, Meet guide at hotel entrance|
|6:00~6:15||Briefing, start trekking|
|7:00~7:30||Breakfast(onigiri) before Munatsuki Haccho|
|7:30~11:15||Trek (Yudo Bunki to Tengu Do)|
|11:15~11:45||Lunch (onigiri)* (Mt. Myoko Peak)|
|11:45~15:30||Trek (Tengudo to Tsubame Onsen Trail Entrance), Finish|
|Hot spring bath (optional)|
► Appropriate clothing and boots for mountain climbing (cotton underwear not recommended)
► Full rain gear
► Soft drink (1-2 liters/day)
► Energy snack
► Cold weather protection
► Head light
► Towel (if you will take a bath afterwards)
► 20 days prior 20%
► 7 days prior 30%
► day before 40%
► Same day 50%
► No show/ after start 100%
► The itinerary may need to be changed or canceled after the tour starts. In this event, "itinerary change refunds" will be paid in accordance with a contract between you and us, except for reasons such as natural disasters.
► If you decide that the mountain climbing is too difficult to continue you may need to stop and descend the mountain and/or cancel the tour mid way.
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