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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 »
  • Probably yearning for people to climb Mt. shirouma. There are many routes, but less snow this year, large snow as early as closed and I decided to climb deep in no other way. Renge hot springs-Mt. shirouma-snow at Mount akakura-Asahi-Dake-Lotus Spa circuit, 2 nights 3 days walked. Mountain hut after their stay is Hakuba Mountain so as morning sun sheds. This time, the weather was beautiful, so wonderful leaves satisfied mountain became a journey.
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  • It is the Mt. shiroumadake. It never climbed to struggling, but not a good climb is. Meltwater is no longer this year, but next year you want to climb in the snow.
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