Mount Mitake is a mountain 929 meters high.
It is located near eastern end of Oume city, and is located about 50 km east of Central Tokyo.
The top is on the south side of the valley flowing Tama River.
Near the top, there is Mitake shrine. It is said that it was founded in
So here had been the sacred land of mountain worship since ancient times.
Around the shrine, there are several former prayer's houses, and they have currently become inns for visitors.
From the foot of the mountain, we can go up to near the top by cable
car, and continuously, go up to an observatory by lift.
The visitor center is located 0.3 km southwest of the observatory, and Mitake shrine and the top is located about 0.5 km south of the visitor center. On the way there are several inns along the road.
Additionally near the approach, there is a Japanese zelkova over 1,000 years old.
And we may be able to find Japanese giant flying squarrels.
The Tama River around the foot of the mountain forms a gorge named
Along the river, walking trails are set up, so we can enjoy seeing the limpid streams.
Tokyo Sky Tree