Last Monday, a friend invited me to go hiking with her and some friends up Uramyougi-san (裏妙義山), a mountain in Gunma prefecture. It wasn’t a particularly long hike at only about 6 hours to the top and back to the car.
The highlight of the hike was Chousu no Kashira (丁須の頭), pictured below. It sits at about 1,100 meters. Also, the photo above was actually taken from the top of that interesting looking rock.
It looks pretty small in the picture, but it’s actually about 5 meters high. There’s a chain attached to the top and hanging down one side so you can climb up to the top, but you’ll need a climbing harness… Unless you don’t mind the possibility of a 15-ish meter fall!
Here’s another picture (stolen) from someone else’s blog (sorry!) for a better frame of reference:
More photos from the hike:
If you do plan to go on this hike I will reiterate that, depending on your route, you’ll likely want to have a climbing harness/carabiners. And as I mentioned, be sure it’s a dry day.