Forums Trip Reports Japan: Shibutsu Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) Author Posts May 2, 2005 at 3:03 am #566694 montoya 46 Posts After some last-minute planning, we were able to make a trip up to the Oozei region in Gunma April 29. Our destination, Shibutsu-san, is one of the hyaku-meisan (100 famous mountains of Japan), and a mecca for yama-ski in the Spring. Access roads to it are open for only 2-weeks around the Golden Week holiday period, after which it’s closed and then re-opened during the summer. 6:03 Shibutsu Trailhead 6:52 First view of the summit at Harumi-no-Oka 7:36 Walking along Oyama-Sawa Tashiro 7:55 Steepest traverse of the day at Koshibutsu 8:33 Summit 8:39 Looking down at Mujina-Sawa route, thinking about where to drop in 9:13 Nice spring-corn! 9:41 Time for lunch. We would hike back up to the summit around 10. Oze Marsh in the background. 10:45 Hiking back up Stairs 3/4 of the way up 11:34 Summit again, about an hour at a pretty good pace 11:27 Waiting for the fog to clear up 11:54 Weather was only getting worse, so we decided to drop in the Waru-Sawa route Half-way down, cleared up a bit just for a moment 12:29 Hike back up to the parking lot All in all, a pretty good trip, we will definitely be back next year for more! May 2, 2005 at 5:22 am #581953 jimw 1420 Posts Now that’s what I call backcountry access! 🙂 Nice TR. May 2, 2005 at 7:28 pm #581954 bcrider 4149 Posts Looks like spring has sprung in Japan. Way to keep getting’ out there Montoya! 8) May 2, 2005 at 10:20 pm #581955 mtnrider 740 Posts Very cool Montoya…thanks for sharing! May 13, 2005 at 1:53 pm #581956 raul 41 Posts Hi Montoya!! lunch time is important… and you choose a really good one!! thanks for the feeling Ra Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.