Rime Ice Buses to Mt. Miune & Mt. Takami 2021

On weekends and national holidays during the snow trekking season, shuttle buses called “Rime Ice bus” run between Haibara Station (榛原駅) of Kintetsu Railway to each trailhead of the beautiful mountains––Mt. Miune and Mt. Takami.
For more information about snow trekking, visit this page.

COVID-19 NOTICE: Please practice social distancing when lining up for the bus, use hand sanitizer and wear a face mask onboard.

To Mt. Miune

Get off at Haibara (榛原) station of Kintetsu Railway. The bus departs from the south side of the station for Mitsue Youth Travel Village, the trailhead (みつえ青少年旅行村).
To ride the bus, check the destination sign and look for 三峰山, which reads Mt. Miune.

Rime bus schedule

Operation days

  • January 23, 24, 30, 31
  • February 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 20, 21

Outward 
Departs Haibara station at 8:15 a.m. (arrives at the trailhead at 9:27 a.m.)

Return: straight to the station
Departs Youth Travel Village at 4:00 p.m. for Haibara Station (arrives at Haibara stn. at 5:12 p.m.)

Return: to the station via the onsen hot spring
Departs Youth Travel Village  at 2:30 p.m. for Himeshi no Yu
Departs from Himeshi no Yu around 4:00 p.m. (arrives at Haibara stn. at 5:12 p.m.)

Bus fare (one-way)
JPY1,380/adult, JPY690/child

Events at the trailhead

January 23: Yamabiraki “mountain-opening”, lottery
January 31: guided tour by volunteer guides (reservation required)
February 11: Mochi giveaway
February 21: Cleanup day, lottery 

More information

About Mt. Miune on this site
Nara Kotsu Bus website (JP)
Mitsue Village website (JP)

To Mt. Takami

Get off at Haibara (榛原) station of Kintetsu Railway. The bus departs from the south side of the station for Mt. Takami Trailhead. The return bus departs from Takasumi Onsen Hot Spring.
To ride the bus, check the destination sign and look for 高見山, which reads Mt. Takami.

Rime bus schedule

Operation days

  • February 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28

Outward 
Departs Haibara station at 8:15 a.m. (arrives at the trailhead at 8:53 a.m.)

Return
Departs Takasumi Onsen at 4:00 p.m. for Haibara Station (arrives at Haibara stn. at 4:43 p.m.)

Bus fare (one-way)
To the trailhead: JPY1,080/adult, JPY540/child
Back to the station: JPY1,120/adult, JPY560/child

More information

About Mt. Takami on this site
Nara Kotsu Bus website (JP)

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