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Sasamekura mountain is in southern mountains in Nikko 600m upstream from SPACE riverhouse.  Located about 100m up the steep driveway near the trail head is also a beautiful cafe called Seiryuin Yama Goya Cafe.

On this hike, we only made it to the old gold mine, about 75% of the way to the peak.

Road sign at the entrance on route 149, Seiryuin Yama Goya in the background on the hill.
Road sign at the entrance on route 149, Seiryuin Yama Goya in the background on the hill.

Sasamekura meditation hut
Sasamekura meditation hut
the trail starts off pretty simple looking...
the trail starts off pretty simple looking…
Sasamekura washed-out trail
Sasamekura washed-out trail
Sasamekura washed-out stone trail
Sasamekura washed-out stone trail
Sasamekura surrounding view
Sasamekura surrounding view
Sasamekura grass trail
Sasamekura grass trail
Sasamekura grass path
Sasamekura grass path
Sasamekura surrounding mountains
Sasamekura surrounding mountains
Sasamekura mountain trail
Sasamekura mountain trail
Sasamekura gate to gold mine
Sasamekura gate to gold mine
Sasamekura entrance to gold mine
Sasamekura entrance to gold mine
Sasamekura gold mine
Sasamekura gold mine

We left empty handed, no gold… but, we did see some bats in the cave.