Trekking of Mt Buko

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Trekking of Mt Buko (武甲山トレッキング) is one of the very popular hiking near Tokyo. Mt Buko is the symbol of Chichibu area, Saitama Prefecture. Mt Buko is 1,304m tall and the trekking takes 6 and 1/2 hrs. It is Mt Buko is chosen as one of 200 best mountains in Japan. The forest of the mountain is very beautiful with many waterfalls. The top of Mt Buko has great view of Chichibu area. Because people can visit Mt Buko by one train from Shinjuku, many hikers visit Mt Buko from Tokyo.

Tourist Info.
There is parking and restroom.
Course Time: 6hr. 20min.

0. at Chichibu Station.
1. use Chichibu Line to Ohanabatake.
2. use Seibu Chicibu Line to Yokoze Station.
3. walk south (2 hr.)


周围的地图 Trekking of Mt Buko


Trekking of Mt Buko is popular trekking near Tokyo. Mt Buko is one of 200 best Japanese mountains located in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture. The altitude of Mt Buko is 1,304m from the sea level. The trekking takes 6 hr. and 30min. The altitude difference is over 1,000m. So, it is a very hard trekking.

On the top of Mt Buko, it has a great view of Chichibu and there is Ontake Shrine.

The most popular course is starting at Yokoze Station and climbing up the top and finishing at Urayamaguchi Station. From the Yokoze Station to the entrance of the mountain, we recommend to use Taxi, apx. 2,000 yen.

The Course

1. 1st Torii Gate.
2. 18th station water point and Fudo Waterfalls.
3. 32nd station Great Cedar.
4. Ontake Shrine and the summit of Mt Ontake.
5. Crossing point.
6. Chojayashiki no Atama and water point.
7. Wooden Bridge.
8. Great Cave.

The course map