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Mt Shirouma, Hakuba-mura

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Mt. Shirouma is a peak in the Hida Mountains range of the Japanese Alps, located in Nagano Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture, central Honshu, Japan.GeographyMount Shirouma is the 26th-tallest mountain in Japan. At 2932m, it is the highest peak in the Hakuba section of the Hida Mountains, and one of the top "to climb" peaks for Japanese hikers. It is also one of the few peaks in Japan with year-round snow fields (Firn), in the Shirouma Dai Sekkei, or Shirouma deep-snow gorge '''.It is located within the Chūbu-Sangaku National Park. Mount Shirouma is one of the landmark 100 Famous Japanese Mountains.Alpine plants are also abundant on Shirouma in the summer.
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  • I hiked the mountain alone last 1st week of July. There are no buses operating that week, so I took a taxi from Hakuba area which costs me probably ¥3000 one way. Upong reaching Sarukura, you have to ...  more »
  • Not such a long hike as Yarigatake and Tsurugidake and, although it's a bit lower, the views are great. Possible to approach by bus or ropeway from Hakuba, then hiking. There are mountain huts just be...  more »
  • A great hill walk with amazing scenery and views. The track became a little congested in places, but everyone was patient and helpful. Lots of photo ops.  more »