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. Add Mt. Asahidake and other attractions to your Higashikawa-cho trip itinerary using our Higashikawa-cho travel planner.
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  • October 4, 2017
    In October, I visited Mt. asahidake, in the snow. In snow trail water flowing or to was a gentleman without problems. Well if you go on walking shoes of good value. Who care about rental boots so it uses?
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  • October 3, 2017
    I think good and self-confident person walks up to mirror pond from the top. With magnificent views of the pond until the hikers from the leaves of the ropeway, and Hokkaido. Autumn in the mountains for the first time I walked from sounkyo asahidake, seen in the magnificent scenery and Honshu were great! When you climb to the top, remember that wind is the Mt. asahidake, Hokkaido's tallest mountain.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Hiking CS-UTI-query a day before Qi as the plasticity furnished accommodation, fully furnished apartments to promote development did not see the snowflakes over the standard as shown in, guess may be snow, but stub when weather maneuverings are too big, so still wondering until 纜 car ride up the mountain, to promote Gatlinburg his yellow leaf, red leaf, from white flowers, instant location change into the white one. Standard equipment because the heart's popular Club Med snow, warm clothing sufficient enough, but they did not expect strong Wind JI sleet on the Face really has some stinging, eye 睜 not even open, walk in after a two hour, larger Wind snow plus the Cardinality of steep, so decided to set back again thanks to visit attack 頂 Asahi-Dake
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