Another Kintai Castle Hike

Another of the many trails around and along this mountain in Iwakuni, Japan.

 Another Kintai castle Hike

Another of the many trails around and along this mountain in Iwakuni, Japan. Take a walk up and see the Iwakuni Kintai Castle and the nature surrounding Kintai.

This trail is a lot harder than hiking the paved road route that was in my earlier post. Pretty difficult at the beginning, going up 300 meters in a short distance, but once you get to the top it is pretty easy going along the peak. There is a shrine along the mountain peak, after you reach the top and before you reach the area where the cable car come up the mountain. I could see more than a few trails branching off of this one, and I will have to explore them soon. Just a few pictures from this Kintai Castle Hike down below.

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This is a photo from the area around the cable car station at the top of the mountain. Just a little fog that morning, making for a cool hike.

If you come up here in the morning, you’ll run into more than a few local regulars that use this area for exercise. Very enjoyable area to spend a lot of time exploring.

Trees in light fog near Kintai Castle in Iwakuni, Japan

 

 

Kintai Bridge as seen through some trees from a higher elevation.

 

Here you can see Kintai Bridge through the trees on the first part of this hike. This is very near the beginning where the steep climbing starts. I guess it isn’t really that steep for most people. I just need to take it slow, because if I don’t I will wear out really quickly. Of course it gets much easier once you are on the top, easy sailing from there.