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Mt. Hinode

Average Rating:    (4.2 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

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Latitude
35.73452966514623
Longitude
139.22990798950195
Trail Directions
if u don't know.... don't go....
Trail Length
long
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
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Mt. Hinode
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
May 15, 2005

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: shonan_surfer ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
What can I say about this trail that hasn't already been said about Afganistan? It's bombed out and depleted. I have ridden this trail a few times. In fact it was one of the first I rode in Japan. Not bad until you know better. The quick way up (From the ropeway) will make your legs scream and the long way (musashiitsutkaichi) will make you walk half the way because its unridable except downhil and then only sometimes unless you have 6" plus front and rear suspension and some crash gear :)

Recommended Route:
I recomend you keep driving (or riding) if you have the stamina down to the end of route 33. turn right and ride/drive to the end and turn up the hill. this is the trail head and it leads up to MT. GOZEN it has all the good parts of the HINODE ride and none of the bad. There are about Three different approaches to the same area and they all connect and fork off to other interesting trails and I have tried them all. I will be glad to talk on a one one one basis with interested parties.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I know of a secret trail near Tanzawa lake that is 100% rideable (OH MY GOD) email me for details.



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Review Date
December 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Matt ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Hino is a great ride, and each time you do it, it gets better. It does have some tough climbs and some wicked tree infested downhills. But it is one of the best rides near Yokota. Most groups drive 2 cars, one to take the bikes up to the trail head and the other is parked down near the bus station, where the ride ends. I like to ride from the bottom up and do the entire ride...but it is tough to talk people into it....as it is a tough road climb...only to start a tougher climb in the dirt.



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Review Date
November 2, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: san ,  Racer

Summary:
My old training grounds. Start at Yokota Air Base, up and down and back to Fussa in under two hours. Only broke two hours once, trained there for years. I'll be sad if I never ride it again.

San



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Review Date
January 17, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jay , from Tokyo, Japan

Summary:
This is a very rigorous ride. The first hour is climbing the whole way with that last 20 minutes in the granny. Then for the next 1 1/2 hours it's up & down and down the rest of the way. Some parts are very technical with 1 to 3 foot drop-offs, lots of roots and big washouts. Since I don't like drop-offs, especially those preceeded by a big root, this trail can get too technical for me at times. But overall it's a great ride. total round trip if you bike it the whole way is about 2 1/2 hours.

Recommended Route:
Start at Itsukaichi Train station, climb and pass the onsen then loop back around to the station.



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Review Date
April 8, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: BreTT , from Yokota AB, Japan

Summary:
Has everything...
Killer uphill, technichal down,
excellent fast ride back to town for
a BEER.

Recommended Route:
Ride there! Driving there is for wimp-*sses!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ome, Mitake, Fireroads



Comments
Traillocator (08/02/2010)
This trail is about 20 minutes away from Yokota Air Base and is a great ride as everyone stated above, there are a few steep sections; however, my 6 year old son and I rode the trail in just under five hours starting from tsurutsuru onsen and ended at Itsukaichi Station. We were able to ride about 65% of the trail (23 kilometers).

When you are to ride, follow the guidance from this website to the detail utilizing the kanji provided:www.ne.jp/asahi/julesandjames/home/hinode/index.html, in order to find your way without getting lost as there are a ton of trails in the nearbye area.

After reading through the article provided in the link above it is my recommendation to follow the trail that circles around the mountain and once you meet with the trail coming down the back side of the mountain, if interested in seeing the summit, follow the back side trail up to the summit as I went up the stairs with both my son's and my bike which was a major calf burner.

The easy trail down was the tsurutsuru onsen trail which took us 25 ~ 35 minutes to get down, whilethe ridge line trail as provided in the link took us about two and a half hours to ride back to Itsukaichi Station. There is a period of the trail heading toward the station where no trail signs will be seen for quite sometime which creates suggestion as though you may have gone the wrong way, just keep going and pay attention for the Itsukaichi station signs as you ride the ridge all the way until meeting up with the cement road and then a very steep descent down.
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