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Mt. Ishizuchi

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Mpeg36 wrote a review Aug 2019
Canberra, Australia244 contributions108 helpful votes
We are a couple in their 40s with fair fitness levels and completed this hike. It took us 3 hour up and 2 hours back. We would highly recommend as the views were spectacular. The drive to the Ropeway was beautiful with lush valleys, waterfalls and a winding river. We saw lots of people “geared up” to the eyeball, but you will be fine with good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, 2 liters of water and snacks. So pleased we did this hike and weren’t scared off - just do it!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Einav P wrote a review Apr 2018
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Climbing the ishizuchi mountain at April 8-9. 5 men didn't took the ropeway and started the climbing from the beginning. It's took us about 5 hours of climbing to the peak. Very difficult at that season. We slept in shelter under the peak abd in the morning we started to get down. The way downhill took us 3.5 hours without the ropeway. Very recommend.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Ursula B wrote a review Oct 2017
Holzkirchen, Germany97 contributions35 helpful votes
The climb takes 3 hrs. up and 2 hrs down, using the cable car up to 1250 m. At 1980 m you reach the top.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Sue S wrote a review Jun 2017
Irvine, California13 contributions10 helpful votes
Don't let the distance/elevation gain (10 miles/3,000 ft.) fool you. This is NOT a super-easy hike. It's made difficult mainly by the four sections where one must use chains to ascend (you may take longer routes to circumvent them, of course, but where's the fun in THAT?). Surprisingly, the first one (called the "trial" chains) is the most difficult of them all (especially since one must descend on the other side using chains as well). After that, it gets easier -- and shorter. Mt. Ishizuchi, btw, is the collective term for the peaks at the end. Miyama, on which the shrine stands, is the one that most people end their hikes at. If you are a thrill-seeker or love "devil's backbone-type" hikes, however, you should go all the way to Tengu-dake (or even beyond), if only for the great photo op! Plan ahead before you start, btw, for the bus that goes to the trailhead only leaves once every hour (AND it's a one-hour bus ride).
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Giuseppe S wrote a review Jun 2017
Antwerp, Belgium869 contributions136 helpful votes
Great hike to the top. It starts from the shrine 15 minutes after the cable car station and continues for I think 4 km till the top. It is not an easy one as it is quite steep even skipping the chains with the top that seems never to be reached. The view in a clear day are rewarding though. I did not use the chains as I was not feeling safe on them.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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