Saga hiking: Niiyama area: Dokiyama 土器山 (Kawarakeyama), Sarudake 猿岳 and Koshimakiyama 腰巻山 2020/11/14
A family hike in Saga's Niiyama area in search of more beautiful Autumn colours.
We parked in Niiyama park 仁比山公園 and hiked from Hatenjinja 土器山八天神社 up to Kawarakeyama (Dokiyama on Yamap). The route is rocky and very tight in places! The views from the top were great though.
We continued on to Sarudake and the views were also good from there as well. After that my wife and daughter decided to head back and I continued on to Koshimakiyama. The route wasn't too difficult but did involve going up and down quite a lot.
After returning to Niiyama park we stopped for lunch. I tested out the new Evernew frying pan to make bacon sandwiches. After lunch we headed up to Niiyama shrine and to see the former residence of Genboku Ito 伊東玄朴旧宅. There is also Kunenan gardens 九年庵 in this area that opens for only 10 days a year, however this year it will remain closed due to the Corona virus. The red leaves around Niiyama shrine 仁比山神社 were breath-taking! We finished the adventure at Sefuri Sazanka onsen ひがしせふり温泉山茶花の湯.
Click on the title link to see the route map.