- Elevation is around 900 to 1000m so cooler there.
Easy walk in on forest track so beginners ok. Further up the trail is above beginner but easy for most people.
Wild camp is no problem and fire at night ok if desired.
Good pools to swim in and 100% pre clean water.
Towering rock gorge scenery and great star viewing location.
Lots of wild animals here. You will almost certainly see foxes, deer, monkeys.
Best for 3 days but 2 days still good. If 3 days there is an extra idea to add on a hike up to Chuzenji lake and return via Nikko. Also an interesting copper mine museum.
If several interested and willing to meet up, walk together, and support the club - collect organisation
fee and send then I can plan details.
Travel cost and time varies depending on the route. Cheapest using Tobu line but there are combinations to get to Ashio Matou station. Oneway from around 3,600 yen and between 2 hours 30 minutes and 3 hours 30 minutes. It is worth it.