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Mt. Nabewari

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franck c wrote a review Nov 2019
Weybridge, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
2km of the way on the trail, there is a net that make you wonder if you can continue. At first I thought it was a restriction due to the recent typhon. But the picture of a deer made me realise that it was to prevent wild life from escaping rather than to forbid passage. After running the first 5k I gradually found the trail too hard to do better than walking and almost crawling in the end. I started to late to relax and the weather turned from sunny to cold and rainy. In the end I handed over my litre of water to the man at the top and was helped by younger people to communicate...although his main concern was that I understand where I could stand in the hut. Nabe Udon was not on offer ("day off" and I was too late anyway). I came down the same way due to time constraint and to go with a young man who had taken the day off to help. He was more used than I was to walk fast down the path, with an umbrella in his hand! But I eventually overtook him and ran down to the Okura Bus stop which was good to see, with large restroom where I could change all clothes and feel clean enough to use public transport back to Tokyo. Great adventure
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Date of experience: November 2019
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BBdesu wrote a review Oct 2016
Tokyo, Japan100 contributions27 helpful votes
The climb, as you've no doubt have read, starts out incredibly leisurely. Not a care in the world. Just walking and appreciating the beautiful scenery. Once arriving at the base of Nabewari, you start actually climbing...stairs. So many stairs. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they were built as without them, the hike would've been tricky, but every so often I doubted why I'd decided to go on this adventure. Then, I remembered: UDON. Nabeyaki udon on top of a mountain with views for days (in good weather). WORTH IT! Warm broth and noodles with delicious vegetables and an egg on top. Come for the scenery, stay for the udon, appreciating that the supplies for the hut are often carried on the backs of volunteers. Thank you, volunteers. After eating my fill and taking some pictures, I made my way back down the mountain (same trail as the ascent). The descent is no problem with proper footwear.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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coolzephyr wrote a review Nov 2015
singapore65 contributions12 helpful votes
I read about a few mountains in the Tanzawa Oyama Quasi National Park area and decided on Mt Nabewari primarily because of the nabeyaki udon stall at the summit. Location: To get to the foot of the mountain, you take a bus from Shibusawa Station (North exit). If you arrive in the morning, it probably won't be hard to find the bus stop because you'd see other hikers waiting for the bus as well. The destination will be at Okura Bus Stop in Hadano. That is also the final destination where all the hikers will alight, so don't worry about getting off at the wrong stop. On the bus: The bus driver couldn't speak English, so we had a little problem trying to pay for our fare. We thought we had to pay for our ticket when we board. Fortunately, a kind elderly local who spoke English explained to us that we only had to pay when we reach our destination. The bus ride from the station to Okura took about less than 10mins, and the fare per person was 210 Yen. Route: I'm not sure how many ways are there in total to get to the summit, but to my limited knowledge, there are two. One way is to hike through Mount Tanzawa before turning left at some point to Mount Nabewari path (we took this path). The other way requires you to walk through some houses and agriculture before you start the path. (we took this path for our descend). Ascent: We started the climb at about 9:30am. The ascend up Mount Tanzawa was beautiful. Leaves are starting to change its colour. For seasoned climbers, this path wouldn't be difficult. My husband and I don't climb very often, so we took about 3.5 hours because I kept stopping to catch my breath. The steps are mostly not treacherous, but some steps are quite steep and high (or maybe I'm just too short). Summit: This is where we had our nabeyaki udon (1000 Yen). It was comfort food for the stomach and soul, eating udon amidst the wind and aching legs :p Descent: We met the kind local again at the summit. He was the one who explained to us that there's more than one path leading to Mt Nabewari summit. We decided to take another path for our descent. The total distance from the summit to the foot was about 6km. Honestly, the descent on this path was rather torturous for the first 3km. It was steep with large steps. We fell down a couple of times (probably cos it was slippery and we didn't have trekking poles.) The remaining distance however, was very easy. You'd pass through streams, so it's quite a relaxing walk back to the park for the last 2 to 3km. I've attached a picture of the map at the foot of Mt Tanzawa and made some labels. Hope it helps!
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Date of experience: November 2015
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LaBaranquilla wrote a review Nov 2015
Medellin, Colombia16 contributions15 helpful votes
The first 5k of the hike is super easy and relaxing. First cross the street from the Okura bus stop follow the signs through the rural neighborhood and stroll along the wide leisurely path. The last 2k was tough for me. Up up up. Stairs galore. But there was a got bowl of soba as my prize to reach the top. And I also saw a guy hiking with three styrofoam boxes on his back (carrying up the soba) which also motivated me, thinking I didn't have it so bad. Unfortunately it was a cloudy day so no views but it didn't matter. Had a hot bowl of soba and it was so worth it. Super friendly guys with their soba shop and cool vibe all around. I might just have to go back.
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Date of experience: November 2015
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