The mountain was once the site of a castle. It isn't surprising when you reach the top as the mountain commands splendid views of the surrounding area. The hike is quite short but it us steep in some places. We all hiked up together but I took a different route to get down which was a lot steeper with chains and ropes. Soeda park at the bottom also has many beautiful maple trees and nice Autumn colours. Click on the title for the route map and Yamap post!
After exploring the mountain we headed over to a farm shop where the kids begged me to buy them candy floss (Cotton candy in American English). After that we went to the Genjinomori 源じいの森 campsite and booked into our cabin and set up a campfire and BBQ. Lots of delicious meat and toasted marsh mellows! We ended the evening with a trip to the onsen 源じいの森温泉 which is discounted if you stay in the campsite.
Next up winter hiking!