Climbing Mt. Yakedake
Mt. Yakedake is the only actively volcanic peak of the Northern Japan Alps and has an altitude of 2,444m. The volcanic activity creates a number of hot springs including Kamikochi Onsen and Nakanoyu Onsen. It can be seen from Taisho Pond where it is reflected beautifully in its still waters.
Mt. Yakedake is a popular day hike which can be done from within Kamikochi or from the Nakanoyu area. From the Yakedake trailhead, the climb takes about 5 hours, covering a distance of 6.4km. If travelling by public transportation, factor in the 3km hike from the bus stop which adds another 70 min.
|0263-95-2606 (Kamikochi Visitor Center)
|Early June to late November
|Total Distance: 6.4km
Total Time: 5 hours (+70 min. if walking from Nakanoyu bus stop)
Recommended No. of Days: 1 day
Elevation Difference: 860m
Starting/Ending Point: Yakedake trailhead
Mid Point: Mt. Yake
|Fall Foliage: October to early November
Access and Parking
By Train:Get off at Matsumoto Station (JR Shinonoi Line) -> Take the Kamikochi line train to Shinshimashima Station. From there, take the Kamikochi line bus and get off at the Nakanoyu stop. The Shin-Nakanoyu trailhead is a 3km walk (70 min.)