National Parks of Japan: Chichibu Tama Kai National Park

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 110 pages
Chapters: Chichibu Tama Kai National Park. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 109. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Chichibu Tama Kai National Park - The major points of interest are Mount Mitake (929 m) and Mount Mito (1528 m). Mount Mitake is positioned on the eastern border of the national park. It has been worshiped as a sacred mountain from the time of antiquity. On its peak stands a Shinto shrine, Musashi Mitake Shrine Musashi Mitake Jinjya). It has been transmitted that the Shrine was established during the reign of Emperor Sujin in 90 B.C.. The building houses a Zagonge Statue made in 736. At present, a cable-car service allows visitors easy access. Mount Mito consists of three peaks: the Western Peak (1,527m), Central Peak (1,531m), and Eastern Peak (1,528m). The mountain is part of a northern section of the Oku-takao Ridge Oku-takao Jysro) that runs northeast from Mount Takao, Hachiji, Tokyo. The mountain is famous for its forest of fagus japonica and was voted to be one of the best 100 mountains in Japan in 1997. It is also the source of the Akigawa River, a major tributary of the Tama River. The main attractions are the Tochimoto Sekisho Historical Site Tochimoto Sekisho-ato) and Nakatsu Canyon Nakatsuky). The location of the Tochimoto Sekisho Historical Site sits at the junction of the Chichibu Trail that goes through the Karisaka Pass toward Ksh and the Shinsh Route heading for Shinsh through the Jmonji Pass. Although the site at present is located in a small settlement on the mountains, at its heyday, many travelers went through this location. The historic site offers a glimpse of that period when the path was frequented by travelers. Nakatsu Canyon is a canyon that extends roughly 10 km and is carved by the Nakatsu River, a tributary of the Arakawa River. In particu...More: http: //

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