The trail team. Picture from JFA's website.
This area just recently reopened and had a trail face lift. Kawamata is an area with a high concentration of quality routes on nice Limestone. The rock ranges from steep to less than vertical. Routes range from 5.9 to 5.13. There are seven main areas to Kawamata. There are over 100 sport routes here.
From Tokyo by car take 5 to Ome, then veer right on 411. Turn right on 53 and follow 53 to Shimonaguri.
Weather station 10.1 miles from here
Featured Route For Kawamata
BETA PHOTO: Trail work that was completed in late 2010.
BETA PHOTO: Bat Wall D sector.
A fun 10c warm up on the Bat Wall C sector.
BETA PHOTO: Trail from road.