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Mt. Asahidake, Higashikawa-cho

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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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  • It's still heavily laden with snow in mid-May. I couldn't hike to the summit, nor do the Sugatami pond circuit. However, it was a fun experience to embrace the vast whiteness.  more »
  • Ropeway stop by wind. We bought one day ticket, but we took ropeway just one time. No refund policy. 바람불면 로프웨이 운행 그냥 정지 되어요. 헛탕치기 싶습니다. 티켓 환불이 안되는 정책 때문에 그냥 돈만 날렸어요. 로프웨이정상도 니세코나 루스츠만 못 합니다. 절대절대 비추입니...  more »
  • The trek was awesome! I loved every bit. We went there around august.... The moment we started the trek it started raining :) and we had raincoats so we could keep cover. We didn't go till the top but...  more »