A little about myself.
I am an IT technician, participate in many projects, some HTML work, and reading a lot. I also contribute articles to IT magazines about Open Source Software as a core member of Japan Apache Users Group. I've been in computer related fields from 1978. starting in college, nuclear physics major, I had to take a class in FORTRAN and that was it, I was hooked on the machines. I started working first as an application programmar at a system development
company. Then moved on to a system integration company, and specializing in data communication, small & mid size systems. I run a small intranet at home, a router, Windows Servers, Windows Desktops and CentOS Linux . The Linux runs DNS, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, and POP3 making it nice for software testing and development.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tokyo Hike, Mt. Takao to Mt. Jimba

A short walk from Takao-Sanguchi station leads to a lower tram station that you could take all the way up to Mt. Takao and the trailheads appear. The trail starts out steep with built in steps.

Up to Mt. Takao, the trail switches between steep and flat sections. I was at the summit of Mt. Takao, took only 80 min.

I left to continue to Mt. Jimba. That was a nice area with fewer people and more solitude. I really enjoyed the lush green. The route seemed relatively flat, but had a lot of ups and downs of a few hundred feet at best. And the parts that actually go up are steep.

I got at the top o f Mt.Jimba about four hours after I've left Mt. Takao. Unfortunately the clouds ruined the potentially nice views in all directions from Mt.Jimba, but at least it had this, whatever it is.

I would highly suggest this hike to anyone who has a day to hike while in Tokyo. It’s not the best of Japan, but quite feasible and really nice.

Mt.Takao to Mt.Jimba