(南郷山) Mt. Tango Hike

A hike in the middle of nowhere (I mean not surrounded by other trails), this might simply be a walk on the road, or it may not be. We'll see. Or not. 

Budget: JPY4,360 (~USD42)

  • JPY4,360. Train, Tokyo < > Yugawara Station (JPY2,180 one way)

Hike Date / Difficulty (Elevation: 626m / 2,054ft)

  • Target: 2020
  • Difficulty: 4 out of 5
  • Route below is around 17.4kilometers, with an elevation change of ▲1,759m/ ▽1,760m (6h29m) 

When to Go
Anytime during the year?

Special Notes

  • Weather forecast: Japanese.
  • This hike covers three summits:
    • Mt. Shiro (城山), 563m
    • Mt. Maku (幕山), 626m
    • Mt. Tango (南郷山), 611m
  • Trailheads. 
    • Yugawara Station (湯河原駅). 
    • Shiroyama-iriguchi (城山入口). This is one of the multiple bus stops, but as of writing (Jan. 2021), were closed. Not sure if it's permanent. 
  • Mountain huts. 
    • Paid. None.
    • Free. None. 
    • Camping. None.

Itinerary

  • 05:33am. Train, Tokyo to Yugawara Station. 
  • 07:52am. ETA: Yugawara Station. Start hike.
  • 09:30am. ETA: Mt. Shiro (城山)
  • 11:50am. ETA: Mt. Maku (幕山). One hour lunch.
  • 01:45pm. ETA: Mt. Tango (南郷山),
  • 03:29pm. ETA: Yugawara Station. 

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