The mysterious world of frost that you can only see in severe winter /Rime bus 2017

23.January.2017 | FEATURES / SPOT

In Miune mountain (1235meter’s high) and Takami mountain (1248meter’s high) between the Nara prefecture and Mie prefecture, you can see the beautiful frost iced on the trees glittering in the world of white during the severe winter which is from January to February.

Nara traffic association offers a special “frost bus” that you can enjoy this fantastic world during a limited time this season only on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (The schedule might change depending on the weather.)

This bus is known as the popular winter mount climb course in Kinki area because it directly takes you to the starting point of a trail up a  mountain, so there are so many mountain climbers during this season. And also they are going to hold the event called “Mt.Miune frost festival” at Mitsue Seishonen Ryoko Mura along with the special frost bus schedule. They are will serve local food sometimes during this event.

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At the impressive pyramid shaped Takami Mountain, of course you can enjoy the beautiful frost, but also the view from the top of the mountain is incredible. It is amazing that you can see the other mountains such as Daiko Mountains and Soni plains.

And for the Watasa Mountain (1344meter’s high) and Kannon Peak (1347meter’s high) where you can see the magnificent view and enjoy looking at the frost in severe winter, there also will be running “frost bus” by Nara traffic association.

It is good that you can get the coupons for the hot springs and other facilities, if you use this bus. It is good idea to take a bath and warm up after seeing the frost.

Any mountain has from about eight kilometer’s to ten kilometer’s trails for experienced climbers.  You should prepare for the climbing deliberately like taking the crampons since it severe winter. It is freezing time of the year, but that’s the reason why you have chance to see the beautiful scenery.

 

■Information

・Schedule

Miune Mountain and Takami Mountain: Saturday, Sunday and holidays from January 7th to February 26th

Wasamata Mountain and Kannon Peak: Saturday, Sunday and holidays from January 21st to February 19th

*The schedule might change depends on the weather.

 

  • Access

<Miune Mountain>

One hour and twelve minutes’ drive on rime bus from Kintetsu Osaka line, Haibara train station to Seishonen Ryoko Mura bus stop (1350yen for one way trip.) The bus leaves for the mountain at 8:15 and 9:15, and 3:00PM and 4:00PM for coming back.

<Takami Mountain>

Thirty eight minutes’ on rime bus from Kintetsu Osaka line Haibara train station to entrance of Takami mountain bus stop (1060yen for one way trip.) For coming back, forty three minutes’ drive from Takasumi Onsen Mae bus stop to Haibara train station. (1100yen for one way trip. Leave 3:00PM and 4:00PM for coming back to the station.)

< Wasamata Mountain>

Two hour and three minutes’ drive on rime bus from Kintetsu Osaka line or Kashihara line Yamato-yagi train station to get to the entrance of Wakasa Mountain (2050yen for one way trip) the bus leaves for the mountain at 7:55AM and leave for the station at 4:00PM. This bus also stops by the Kintetsu Kashihara line or Minami Osaka line, Hashihara Jingu Mae train station and Kintetsu Yoshino line, Yamato Kamiichi train station.

<Kannon Peak>

One hour and forty minutes’ drive on rime bus from Kashihara line, Yamato-yagi train station to the entrance of Kannon Peak (1450yen for one way trip.) One hour and fifty one minutes’ to Dorogawa Onsen (1550yen.) Leaves Yamato-yagi train station at 8:00AM, and leaves for coming back to the station from Dorogawa Onsen at 3:30PM and next stop, Kannon Peak at 3:36PM. This bus also stops by the Kintetsu Kashihara line or Minami Osaka line, Hashihara Jingu Mae train station and Kintetsu Yoshino line, Yamato Kamiichi train station.

* This rime bus accepts “PiTaPa”, “ICOCA”, and other ten different IC cards.

 

  • Call for inquiries

 ☎ 0742-20-3100 (Nara traffic Customer Service Center)

http://www.narakotsu.co.jp/rosen/rinji/index-muhyou.html

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