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Chino Shi, Nagano Map
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Yatsugatake in Nagano. This hiking area is the very popular so it takes about 2 hours by car from Tokyo and it’s easy to get there. There are some mountain hut and are very convenient. These picture is a volcano called Mt. Iou in Yatsugatake. Of course there are many hot springs “ Onsen”. It's one of funs to go to the hot springs after hiking. I suddenly encountered a deer when I enjoyed hiking. Of course I was so surprised and a deer also was surprised and looked at me.

Between first train from chino to last train back to chino you only have 6 hours to complete this loop. It took me exactly that but I was running whenever possible. The ridge portion is slow to traverse but mostly because you want to take the camera out every 15 minutes for spectacular views. Total 24km and 1600m. Recommended spending the night at one of the huts.

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7 months ago

Nice trail with lots of variation. First climb is up a waterfall, beautiful but probably slippery when descending. Chains and ladders involved near the top. A big part involves walking over a mountain ridge with impressive rock formations. The different shades of the rocks were beautiful, ranging from yellow, black to pink and even bright purple! Views must be awesome in case of clear weather, we could barely see each other walking because of the clouds so we will have to come back for that some time :-) We stayed at the Ohren hut; very nice, good food (ask for the hot pot / shabu shabu) and a nice hot bath! The akadake hut looked very nice too, great views. We wanted to do Kitadake, but because the area was still closed in June we opted for this mountain range. We were not disappointed, would definitely recommend!

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Sat Nov 03 2018

One night stay at Oren Hat is my recommendation, but it is still possible to out and back to the peak of the Iodake in a day. You will find Mt. Fuji if you walk to the north edge of the peak.

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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Sat Jun 02 2018

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Sat Jun 02 2018

on Mount Tateshina

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Fri Jan 05 2018