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Address: Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
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A big trip for those with equipment and experience

A classic in Japanese mountain circles know as "The Japanese Matterhorn". Can be done as a three day trip from Kamikochi base or even two if you like jogging up mountains. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Matsumoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A classic in Japanese mountain circles know as "The Japanese Matterhorn". Can be done as a three day trip from Kamikochi base or even two if you like jogging up mountains. There will be queues for the ladders at Yarigadate-sanso mountain and upwards. Good chance to have a chat with the well prepared Japanese hikers and practice patience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Not as attractive in my opinion as Tsurugidake at Murodo. But easier. The ladders are no problem. Huge Japanese crowds all along the trails from Kamikochi, at the huts and the campgrounds (do not even think at staying at the one just below the top) and the surface area at the top is small. My advice: don't go there at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The mountain is situated in the beautiful alps in the Nagano prefecture. I was there for a two day trip just to summit it(round trip), starting from the Kamikochi. Ridge traversing gives you a wonderful view of the mountain range, but I did it in September when the terrain is easy. Get a map from the mountain technical center before... More 

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