Mount Daibosatsu (大菩薩嶺) stands in the Yamanashi side of Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park. The peak itself is in Kōshū, Yamanashi. It is 2,057 metres (6,749 ft) high. Daibosatsu Pass divides Kōshū from Kosuge Village. Trails lead to the top from Kōshū, Tabayama, and Kosuge.[1]

View of Mount Daibosatsu from Sai-no-kawara, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

Daibosatsu is one of the 100 Famous Mountains of Japan.[2][3]

Outline edit

The mountain originally took a part of Ōme Kaidō in Edo era, used as carrying lime from Kai Province where produces lime to Edo.[4] And, Edo bakufu established Taba-shuku near Mount Daibosatsu. Mount Daibosatsu has two famous passes, which was also called Daibosatsu-toge and Yanagisawa-toge respectively. Daibosatsu-toge had been used as Ome Kaido, which was alternative Kōshū Kaidō until Yanagisawa-toge was open to traffic in Meiji era.

Access edit

The start of trail up the Mount Daibosatsu is located near Hashidate-shita bus stop. In additional to it, 20 minutes' walk will bring you from Kosuge-no-Yu bus stop to the start. Their bus stops are operated by Nishi Tokyo Bus travel from/to Okutama Station, simultaneously Kosuge Municipal Bus and Fujikyu Bus travel from/to Otsuki Station or Uenohara Station.

Besides, Lodge Chōbē (ja:ロッヂ長兵衛) is near to the top of mountain, and the lodge is close to Kamihikawa bus stop. The bus stop is operated by Eiwa Transportation travel from/to Kai-Yamato Station.

Moreover, there is Daibosatsu-Tōge Tozanguchi bus stop, which is located Koshu, Yamanashi. The bus stop is operated by Koshu Municipal Bus travel from/to Enzan Station.

References edit

  1. ^ "Trekking Course Guide". Kosuge Village.
  2. ^ "Hiking in Japan". Retrieved 2016-07-12.
  3. ^ "大菩薩観光協会 山梨県 甲州市 塩山 日本百名山". Retrieved 2016-07-12.
  4. ^ About Ome Kaido

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