Mt. Hinode Hiking & Onsen Day Trip

May 26th, 2024 (Sunday)

Now that the weather is getting warmer, how about going on a hike with the Coto Community?

On the 26th of May, we will climb Mt. Hinode 日の出山, a mountain located in the west of Tokyo.

Mt. Hinode is a part of the Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park which runs through the prefectures of Tokyo, Yamanashi, Nagano, and Saitama. Standing at 902 meters tall, it is the dominating mountain at Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park. It also boasts beautiful views of the entire Kanto region including the other mountains in the Okutama area.

This mountain is also a famous spot for people to watch the first sunrise of the new year. Hinode in English means “sunrise mountain” – how fitting!

After conquering Mt. Hinode, we will head to Tsurutsuru Onsen (つるつる温泉) to relax and unwind. Along the way, there is a river where everyone is welcome to play!

Come join us as this is also a great way to meet people from around the world! 🌎

Hike Information

Date: 26th of May, Sunday
Meeting time: 9:30 am
Meeting place: JR Ikusabata Station / JR 軍畑駅
Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆
Eligible participants: Coto students and staff (friends and family are welcome!)
Fee: 5,000 yen (this includes onsen fees, onsen small towels, snacks, and insurance)
Number of participants: Maximum of 25 people (16 years old and up)
Things to bring: Water, snacks, own bento box, picnic sheet, sunblock cream, hat, cash, and prepaid transportation cards.

The hike will be led by our very own Yukiko Nakauchi-sensei (中内ゆき子先生). You will also be joined by our staff from the Iidabashi, and Shibuya schools and the Community team! ✨

NOTE: Further information will be provided closer to the date of the hike.

In case of bad weather, the hike will be canceled.

Hike Trail

We will be hiking a less visited trail discovered by our in-house mountaineering coach, Yukiko Nakauchi-sensei!
This path offers a quieter and relaxing experience and will allow everyone to spend more time in nature while getting to know each other.
The hike will officially start from Ikusabata station and end at the peak of Mt. Hinode.

Ikusabata station to the start of the trail: 30-minute walk
Start of trail to the peak of Mt. Hinode: 150-minute walk
Lunchtime at the summit: Around 50 minutes
Descent from the summit to the mountain stream: 80-minute walk
Mountain stream to Tsurutsuru onsen: 20-minute walk
Tsurutsuru onsen to Itsukaichi station: 20 minutes by public bus


Please fill in the application form through the link below. Once we have received your form, we will send you your invoice.

SIGN UP HERE: Culture Experience Course Application Form

Cancelation Policy

Cancelations between May 20th to the 23rd: 100% refund
Cancelations between May 24th to the 25th until 6 PM: 50% refund
Cancelations between May 25th, 6:01 PM onwards: No refunds


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our Community Team at [email protected].