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Mt. Asahidake, Higashikawa-cho

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
The highest peak in Hokkaido, Mt. Asahidake rises formidably to 2,291 m (7,516 ft) above sea level. Winter on this volcanic mountain brings skiers and snowboarders, relishing the powder of its unspoiled slopes, while in summertime, hikers make the hearty ascent to the summit, complete with steaming vents and a crater. The trek from the foot of the mountain is a grueling 4.5-hour slog, worthy for experienced hikers; if you want something a little less intensive, take the healthy hike after riding the gondola up to Sugatami. From here you can either follow a 60-minute circular trail, observing ponds and sulphurous vents, or walk for roughly two hours on a well-marked path up and along the crater's edge. Have your camera ready at the summit for some dramatic views and steaming bellows. You'll need hiking boots, plenty of water and snacks, and altitude-appropriate dress. For Mt. Asahidake and beyond, use our Higashikawa-cho trip generator to get the most from your Higashikawa-cho vacation.
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  • Has done several times in the winter, the sun shines and nice and beautiful. However, as soon as the timing is or anything.
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  • Highest mountain in Hokkaido, Japan: you can reach in about 3 hours if you to asahidake of daisetsuzan mountains using aerial tramway. End of the aerial tramway: while love alpine plants on the promenade to a full-length mirror pond from the looking glass station varied after enjoying a dynamic volcanic landscape dotted with lookout, the trail begins. Would help force aims to top about 2 hour long open view and overlooking the lower stop. You can't forget the magnificent ridge line of peaks of the Earth seen from the Summit of the mountains. Moxie plus three hours to traverse from alumnus black descent to sounkyo Gorge's room.
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  • Snow was crisp, but around 11 staff from loose a bit snow! Can play a lot less snow this year was out of the terrain, so is satisfied!
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