Houou (South Alps, East Section)

Map Number 41 Note that Houou is actually 3 peaks - Jizogatake, Kannongadake, and Yakushi. It is best to climb all 3 peaks on the same trip. If you plan on using the Hirokawara access, you need to park at either 夜叉神峠駐車場 or Minami Alps Shi Ashiyasukankodai 2 Parking Lot and take a bus into... Continue Reading →

Arashima/Hakusan (Fukui Area)

Arashima and Hakusan: Map number 44 Arashima Access: 荒島岳登山口(中出コース駐車場 (35.958392, 136.558797)勝原スキー場駐車場荒島岳登山口 (35.963712, 136.604285)Parking lot at 35.920116, 136.635130 Arashima Access Haku Access: Parking lot at 36.127367, 136.752267 Haku Access

Azumaya

Map number 17, or you could take a picture of the map at the trailhead. Azumaya Access: Sugadaira Farm (36.5381225, 138.3713279) Azumaya Access

Tsurugi / Tate (North Alps, Upper Section)

Kashima-Yari & Goryu: Map number 37 Both Tateyama and Tsurugi are typically accessed from Murodo station (36.576943, 137.595427). You need to take the Alpine-Route either from Omachi (36.558454, 137.720775) or from Tateyama (36.583214, 137.445783). Visitors from Tokyo will find Omachi to be the most convenient. Alpine Route Access: Omachi (36.558454, 137.720775)Tateyama (36.583214, 137.445783) Alpine route... Continue Reading →

Shiomi (South Alps, Central Section)

Map number 41 Note that the access described here is the easiest way to get directly to Shiomi only. It is also possible to reach Shiomi from the South Alps, Upper Section (Kita/Aino) or the South Alps, Lower Section (Arakawa, Akaishi). Shiomi Access: 鳥倉駐車場 (35.556151,138.100115) Shiomi Access

Ontake

Map number 40 Note that there are several other trailheads not described below. Recommend referring to map 40 if you need access other than those described below. Ontake Access: 黒沢口六合目駐車場 (35.894669, 137.521131)Ontake Ropeway (35.901506, 137.537519) Ontake Access

Yake (North Alps, Lower Section)

Map number 38 Note that Yake was not included in the other North Alps, Lower Section post because it is quite out of the way from the other peaks. It is best to do Yake individually. If you choose to combine Yake with other hikes in this section, you should know that the route from... Continue Reading →

Kaimon, Kirishima, Aso, Sobo, Kuju (Kyushu)

Kaimon: map #60 Kirishima: map #60 Aso: map# 58 Sobo: map# 59 Kuju: map# 58 Kaimon Access: Kaimonsanrokufureai Park (31.195729, 130.535201) Kaimon Access Kirishima Access: *Please note that there are many access points. The access below is the shortest map time to the highest point in Kirishima Kinkowan National Park, Mount Karakuni. Ebinokogen Parking Lot... Continue Reading →

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