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E Course: Obarayama & Amagatake

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E Course: Obora and Amagatake (Tsu city)

Mitake No.1 Car Park == Shinpukuin Temple == Mt. Obora Trailhead == Mt.Obora Medake == Kurahone Pass == Mt.Amagatake == Mitake No.1 Car Park
Distance: +-12㎞ Estimated time: +-6 hours 20 minutes
ecourse scWalk along the tree-lined road and pass in front of the mountain gate of Shinpukuin Temple which has Sanskrit stone Buddhas in its grounds to Mt. Obora. The name of the mountain comes from the Japanese name for conch shells that mountain ascetics (Shugendo worshippers) carry as this is what it resembles. Mt. Obora is composed of two peaks, Mt. Medake and Mt. Odake, which have been connected with religion since ancient times. Long ago, people cleansed themselves in the Tani River before praying. From there, pass Otawa and climb Mt. Amagalake, the Mt. Fuji of lga. On the way back go through the Kurahone Pass to the Tokai Nature Trail and walk along the path of moss- covered flagstones lo return to the climbing entrance to Mt. Obora.

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* To enjoy your trekking
Please plan ahead and leave plenty of time to spare so you can begin your descent by 3:00pm. Submit a climbing plan to the nearest police station, and inform family members and friends of your destination before entering the mountain area. Use the toilet before entering the mountain area, if possible. If you become concerned about your current location during your trek, backtrack to a location you are familiar with. Please note that picking plants and trapping animals is prohibited in the National Park. Be sure to take your garbage back with you.
* Basic equipment
Wear non-slip shoes that are comfortable to walk in. A long-sleeve shirt, long pants and a hat are essential. The weather in the mountain area frequently changes, so bring winter clothes and wet weather gear. Ensure you are carrying adequate food and water, and consume frequently.
* Emergency contacts
[Nara Prefecture]
Sakurai Police / Station Uda Police 0745-82-0110
[Mie Prefecture]
Nabari Police Station 0595-62-0110
lga Police Station 0595-21-0110
Tsuminami Police Station 059-254-0110

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