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Mt. Adatara, Nihonmatsu

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Mount Adatara is a stratovolcano in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.It is located about 15 kilometres southwest of the city of Fukushima and east of Mount Bandai. Its last known eruption was in 1996. An eruption in 1900 killed 72 workers at a sulfur mine located in the summit crater.The mountain is actually multiple volcanoes forming a broad, forested massif. It abuts Mount Azuma, a dormant volcano to the north. The peak is called Minowa-yama. It is the highest peak in the Adatara range, which stretches about 9 km in a north-south direction.The active summit crater is surrounded by hot springs and fumaroles. Sulfur mining was carried out in the 19th century, and 72 mine workers were killed in an eruption in 1900. Poems about Mount Adatara by Kōtarō Takamura from his book "Chieko-sho" helped make it famous.
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  • On May 17th 2017, we visited Mt. Adatara taking the Rope way to the Yakushidake. Round trip is 1,700 yen but we enjoyed 400 yen-discount with a voucher purchased at the hotel we stayed.  more »
  • Went today Jun 29 2016, unfortunately no time to do real hiking up to the top and made use of the ropeway costing JPY1600/pax roundtrip. The rain stopped when we reached the top but still unable to re...  more »
  • The hike is challenging but is safe and not excessive. It offers an excellent view of a volcanic crater at the top and well worth the effort. We started from the Adatara Ski Resort near Dake Onsen. To...  more »