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Mt. Kinpu


The sacred mountain that soars over the clouds
Located in the Okuchichibu mountain range on the boundary of Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures, Mt. Kinpu is classified as one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan, standing at 2599m tall, and has long been revered as a sacred place for mountain worship.
According to the legend, Japanese legendary prince Yamato Takeru climbed Mt. Kinpu during his eastern expedition, and sensing the mountain's spiritual energy, built a shrine at the summit at the foot of the Gojo rocks; the impressive boulder formation is now known as the main symbol of the mountain.

The hike up Mt. Kinpu through lush forests and rocky paths provides the perfect escape from the unforgiving summer heat and humidity, and is perfectly suitable for experienced hikers and beginners alike. The summit can be reached in about 2 hours and a half and boasts a sensational 360° view of the Southern Alps, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Asama and the Yatsugatake mountains.
Address 〒400-1211 山梨県甲府市黒平町
TransportFrom Kofu station, take the JR Chuo Line bound for Takao and get off at Enzan station (20 minutes, ¥330).
A bus bound for the trailhead entrance of Mt. Kinpu at Otarumitoge leaves Enzan station on weekends and holidays only from June 1st to November 17th, at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:40 AM (14:50 and 16:00 for the bus back to Enzan from Otarumitoge). 1 hour and 15 minutes, ¥1800 one way; RESERVATIONS ONLY (see website below; please select your outward trip (往路) and return trip (復路), and select your stop as either Enzan (塩山駅) or Otarumitoge (大弛峠)).

2-hour and a half hike to the summit, 5 hours in total.
URL Online bus reservation from Enzan station to Otarumitoge and back