The hike was postponed and will be on Saturday May 18th.
1/ Meeting at Tsukuba-station at 06:40, we head to the station at 06:50 sharp.
Rapid service depart at 6:57 AM
Roughly we will follow this plan: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/tsukuba+station/Mitake+Station,+Mitakehoncho,+Ome,+Tokyoemail@example.com,139.1741737,9.63z/am=t/data=!4m19!4m18!1m5!1m1!1s0x60220c62cba9219d:0x1aac2c92d8071ee7!2m2!1d140.1114102!2d36.0821307!1m5!1m1!1s0x60193abe0293e1c1:0xa1be4990cfac0715!2m2!1d139.182727!2d35.801377!2m4!4e2!6e0!7e2!8j1556348220!3e3
We expect to start hiking around 10 AM.
2/ We will take the cable car to go up to Mt. Mitake and we will descend to Okutama (see chart below)
The GPX route can be downloaded here https://www.strava.com/routes/18676965 (please ignore anything that refers to trail run and expected time)
I expect to be down in Okutama around roughly 17:00-18:00. However there is an onsen near Okutama (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Okutamaonsen+Moegi+Hot+Springfirstname.lastname@example.org,139.100535,15.24z/am=t/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6019373e10b0d201:0x62ea5b8e7ca7aed2!8m2!3d35.8046162!4d139.102613) we can get there after the hike as a proper end of the day.
Roughly back to Tsukuba by 21:00 or so.
3/ Participation is 300 yen/person for the club
4/ By participating you agree on the following disclaimer: http://www.twmc.club/about-twmc/disclaimer
5/ in case of bad weather we will cancel the hike
6/ Bring water, some warm clothes, spare socks … the usual stuff for hiking… (https://www.twmc.club/about-twmc/hiking-advice)
7/ Bring food, as far as I’ve seen there are not convenience stores in Mitake.
Report for the hike at Mt Mitake.
The participant to the hike were Luca, Kumiko, Kiri, Sanu, Pranshu.
We left Tsukuba station sharp according to plan (6:57) and we started hiking 9:40.
We walked from the Mitake station to the cable car (instead of taking the bus). We started the hike from Mitake-san (we reach it with the cable car) at 11:15, we visited the shrine and took some touristic photos there :-)
The weather was warm and humid, not too sunny - still pleasant.
We stopped for lunch + power naps at 12:30 for about 30-45 minutes. We walked with a steady pace and we made 3-4 stops for resting, drinking and eating snacks. We crossed Mt. Odaki and Mt. Nokogiri
We reached Okutama at 17:10.
After 1 hour in the onsen (it was quite busy and we had to wait 15-20 minutes before entering) we headed back to Tsukuba. We took the train in Okutama at 19:26 reaching Tsukuba at 22:16.