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Mount Tarumae, Tomakomai

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  • I went to the tarumae in 10/2017 late, pay up. Even forecast that it might snow, went in full flood. You can still see Lake shikotsu and leaves foliage over again and thought he was, I was lucky. Very windy, sunny day that will be cloudy. From a branch to East mountain top very very windy, very. 14 m and wind of the East mountain tops, very, and have mountain branch until now because there was no. It may be windy near the Dongshan did so last year, but. From Higashiyama gets down to the branch and the wind and weather recovery is not expected was the last mountain climb, so turn the descent was around. Barrel before around the shrine of chocolate up and there was still snow. I would like to go climbing again this year in the mountains of Hokkaido early winter cold but it was one of the few climb until the last minute, so on.
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  • At the end of October, until the seventh when parking went by car. With slide and covered with a little snow, made it to the parking lot. I went to climb 2 to 3 minutes on foot from there and prospect place. Very tarumae volcano, shikotsu Lake and enjoy great views. I enjoyed leaves too little time at the earliest.
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  • At New Chitose Airport with car rental and headed out. Seventh stages is a one hour drive from airport. Wait for the little side by side, because it gets crowded holiday parking is available in the seventh with a. From 7 up to the top is about 1 hour. View from the Somma is the best. Lake shikotsu, especially seen from the lava dome and at the Summit is the best. Would need more than 4 hours all around. I noticed that the time a round trip to the Summit. I'd go after the down from the Mountain Lake shikotsu. Trout sushi and soft serve ice cream is delicious.
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  • We've been here in mid-september 2017. The climb is relatively short and not that hard. Once you leave the forest you can see the amazing view of lake Shikotsu and the ocean. The summit was very windy but the view of the huge lava dome was absolutely stunning and even scary. Drive carefully in the long unpaved road that reaches the parking lot. Allocate 3-4 hours for the trip, including spending time at the summit and walking around the rim.
  • Tarumae is somewhat of a curiosity--an active volcano not far from Sapporo, the steam from which is visible driving south along Toyohiragawa Dori. An A-rank volcano, the level most likely to erupt, Tarumae last erupted in 1982. In the 20th century, it erupted roughly once a decade, making the volcano long overdue. As such, it is under 24-hour surveillance for any activity. Yet, in spite of all of this, Tarumae can still be climbed to within a couple hundred meters of the slowly growing lava dome at the top, and a few hundred people do that each day during the summer months. Here’s how to get up close and personal with Tarumae. From Sapporo, head toward Makomanai and it is a fairly straight shot to Lake Shikotsu. GPS will aid in finding the trailhead since it is fairly deep in the forest with little signage. But once there, you will find a 50 car parking lot between the west and east trailheads. You will want to go up the west route. At the entrance, there is a visitor book that must be signed. This lets officials know how many people are on the volcano at any one time and makes it possible to track down anyone lost, so be sure to sign out as well once you get back down. From the parking lot to the top of the west peak, with its straight-on view of the lava dome, it is roughly 90 minutes. The climb is ranked as a 1 on a scale of 5 in terms of difficulty. But, it will leave you winded. And once you leave the forest about 15 minutes into the hike you will have the sun beating down on you the rest of the way up. Once at the top, the views of the smoldering lava dome are incredible. The landscape is what one imagines of Mars, barren except for boulders of lava rock ejected from past eruptions, and that lava dome which will change drastically in the next eruption. And down below, you can see the green of the national park below and Lake Shikotsu. To get back down the mountain, one can either backtrack the way you came, or continue on around the lava dome along the eastern route. Going up the west trail and coming down the east trail will take a good five hours. Sunscreen, a wide brim hat and plenty of water are necessities. There are also bears in the area, but for the most part the greatest risk is in the forested areas near the bottom. But, with the amount of traffic from climbers that risk is a minimum. There are many beautiful mountains to climb in Hokkaido, but Tarumae is a favorite of many, for the thrill of being that close to an active volcano that is continuously molding and shaping itself.
  • I like it a lot. It's such a beautiful place!!
  • Great hike with amazing views at the top.
  • You can enjoy both sea views and views of the mountains and Lake. Has a distinctive Dome, quiet street outside, easy to climb. Ivabukuro (barrel plant) is often impressive. You may not Park near the trailhead since the mountain is popular. But, because time is short, the long season of fine from day.
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