Mt Gongen/ Mt Kobo

This was a short hike near Yokohama up Mt Kobo (弘法山) and across to Mt Gongen (権現山), starting from Hadano Station and finishing at Tsurumaki Onsen. It’s a very easy hike but it’s always nice to get away from the concrete for a while!

Enjoying the sunshine:

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View of Fuji from Mt Gongen:

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Cherry blossoms along the way:

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Japanese ‘nature’ perfectly disected by the trail:

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At the top of Mt Kobo:

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Wildflowers on the trail:

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Near Tsurumaki Onsen:

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An ivy-covered house near Tsurumaki Onsen with lilac blossoms:

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Heda

At the top of the Izu peninsula on the west coast is Heda, a small fishing village. The drive up from Dogashima offers some fantastic views of the steep, rugged coastline and, on a clear day, some of the best views of Mount Fuji across the bay.

This is looking down on another small village on the approach to Heda:

Boats in the harbour at Heda:

Pier at Heda:

At a small temple on the other side of the bay looking back towards Heda:

Views of Mount Fuji from Heda:

View from near Heda back up inland towards the Izu Highlands: