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Mt. Kumotori

Mt. Kumorori

Name in Japanese: Kumotori-yama (雲取山)
Location: Tokyo, Saitama, Yamanashi
Elevation:2,017 m

A gentle shaped and the highest mountain in Tokyo

Mt. Kumotori is a deep moluntain and has broader catchment. It is a tributary of the Arakawa and Tamagawa, in other words, it is one of the water sources of capital Tokyo. As it is a huge mountain across the neighbouring prefectures, it should be a long hike. It is a very popular mountain and there are many hikers except the dead of winter and midsummer.


There are several routes to Mt. Kumotori. Below three routes are popular for hikers.

  1. Kamosawa to Mt. Kumotori: 7 hours 20 minutes (22.5 km)
  2. Tanba to Mt. Kumotori: 12 hours 30 minutes(27 km)
  3. Mitsumine Shrine to Mt. Kumotori: To be noted
hiking route map of Mt. Kumotori
marks on the map
Stay on established trails and watch your footing, especially at overlooks and near drop-offs. Never throw or roll rocks because there may be hikers below.

Sample route

Route: From Kamosawa
Distance (round trip): 22.5 km
Distance in elevation: 1,483 m
Difficulty during the best season: intermediate level
Season for hikers: late April to early November

Route and estimated course time:
Kamosawa -[2:00]- Doudko -[1:00]- Mt. Nanatsuishi -[1:00]- Kumotori Okutama-goya -[0:30]- Mt. Kumotori -[0:20]- Kumotori Okutama-goya -[1:10]- Doudoko -[1:20]- Kamosawa [7 hours 20 minutes]

It is 12 km from the trailhead to the peak; however, it does not feel so tough.
Almost all the route is a gentle slope and it is in good condition.
As good view is expected from the camp ground close to Kumotori-Okutama mountain hut, a 2 day 1 night hike may be fun.

Hiking report

Mt. Kumotori hike with my daughter
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Area Information

Hot bath after hiking

hot bath - image

780 yen/adult
TEL: 0428-82-7770
10-min walk from
Okutama Sta.

Hot bath after hiking

hot bath - image

600 yen/adult
TEL: 0428-88-0026
close to Tanba bus stop


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  • Hello!

    I noticed the beauty of Japanese nature when I went to an English language school in the US. While staying the US, I enjoyed hiking at National Parks. I wanted visitors from different countries to have a good time here in Japan as I did in the US.