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奥庭 Okuniwa

  • Other Walks / City Walking
  • Around Fujigoko
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Maps are rarely carried out with accessing from mainland China.

Around Fujigoko
Narusawa-mura Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, 401-0320, Japan
  • Other Walks / City Walking
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Date of post:2015/07/14

A garden for Mt Fuji imaginary creature

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Okuniwa is a short walking course at Mt. Fuji 4.5th level. It is an easy walk for about 30-40 minutes and the view of Mt. Fuji is spectacular. The place is also popular for bird watching as it is one of the very few places on Mt. Fuji where water can be found.

The trail starts at Okuniwa car park located before Mt. Fuji 5th station. The bus from Kawaguchiko station to Mt. Fuji 5th station stops here if there is any passenger to get on or off. The first 5 minutes is a descent on a stone-paved path. Then, there is a rest house which serves some food and sells souvenirs. In front of the rest house is a big stone with a mask of "tengu": an imaginary figure of a long-nosed goblin. According to the legend, the stone was brought by "tengu" from the top of Mt. Fuji. It was a stepping stone for "tengu" to transcend to another world. Okuniwa is said to be a playground of "tengu".

After another 5-10 minute walk, you reach an observation point where you have an extensive view of the southern Japanese Alps or a sea of clouds depending on a weather condition.

All in all, it is a pleasant walk to enjoy nature and a view of Mt. Fuji. The place is well visited by tourists but not crowded like Mt. Fuji 5th station. Highly recommended.

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