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I'm headed to Tateyama and Tsurugi-dake July 23-24

by Ryan
(Japan)

Thanks for putting this website together and for including some great hiking info and links. I have been hiking in Japan for years and have always had a hard time finding info.

I'm headed to Tateyama and Tsurugi-dake July 23-24, and any advice would be appreciated. I've done several hikes in the Northern and Central Japan Alps and I'm fairly prepared, just don't want to overlook anything.

Thanks,
Ryan

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Thanks, Ryan, for your kind words.

It seems still a bit early in the season, so you may encounter some lingering snow fields up there, but if you're extra cautious, you shouldn't have much trouble. Just be careful in the "crab" sections near the very top.

I always like to keep an eye on any approaching typhoons (http://www.usno.navy.mil/JTWC), but it looks like the coast is clear right now, with no current tropical cyclone warnings for the Northwest Pacific.

You might also want to consider the Alpico hwy. bus.(*) I left Shinjuku Sta. around 10:30 pm and arrived at Murodo about 7:15 am. It cost Y13,000, but that was about 4 yrs. ago.

Best wishes. I envy you...

Gary

(*) 03-3320-0210
http://sawayaka.alpico.co.jp/


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Aug 03, 2011
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Narada trailhead bus to Minobu Station
by: Gary Wolff

Jeff, I thought about going out that way too, but the bus schedule is not so frequent.

The trail down from Notori-dake winds up at the Narada trailhead, from where you'd catch the aforementioned bus to Minobu Station. To get back to Kofu Station from there, you'll need to take a train. (The kanji characters for these places are in the "Access" section toward the bottom of my Kita-dake page).

Best wishes...

Gary

p.s. Here's a good topo map of the Notori-dake twin peaks.

Aug 03, 2011
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Kita-Aino-Notori hike
by: Anonymous

Hi again Gary,

I was wondering how you were going to do that hike. The only option I can find is to do a long walk back to Hirogawara after climbing Notori-dake. I see there is another way down but can't figure out if I can get a bus back to Kofu from there.

Jeff

Aug 03, 2011
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Kita-dake
by: Anonymous

Hi Gary,

I will be doing Kita-dake, Aino-dake, and one other peak not yet decided from August 15th to 17th. Maybe I will see you on the trail!

Jeff

Jul 28, 2011
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Yari-Hotaka circuit, Fuji, a 4-day hike doing Norigatake, Shirouma, Karamatsu and Goryu!
by: Gary Wolff

Thanks, Jeff, for your kind words.

And congrats on your climbing accomplishments. You sound like a real hiking machine. :-)

Although I officially retired from mountain climbing last summer, next month I'm headed back to the Southern Japan Alps to scale the Shiranesanzan ("3 white summits" - Kita-dake, Ai-no-dake, and Notori-dake).

Best wishes, be safe, & thanks for stopping by...

Cheers,
Gary

Jul 28, 2011
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Tsurugi
by: Anonymous

Hi Gary,

I just wanted to say thanks for the great website. Since reading it I have done Shirouma, Kita-dake and did Tateyama and Tsurugi on July 15th. We camped just before Kenzan-so, still lots of snow but actually a hot, sunny weekend. Next on the agenda for this summer is the Yari-Hotaka circuit, Fuji, A 4-day hike doing Norigatake, Shirouma, Karamatsu and Goryu!

Thanks again for the great postings!!

Jeff

Jul 09, 2011
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Kurobe Alpine Route is pricey and packed
by: Gary

Ryan,

The Kurobe Alpine Route is pricey and will be packed on a summer weekend (since school will be out then), but pretty cool to experience nonetheless: http://www.alpen-route.com/english/

I stayed at the Kenzan-so mtn. hut, Y8400 (w/ dinner & breakfast) and sleeps 200 (0764-82-1564):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolffman/5045724257/in/set-72157623716219306

Have a great trip. Pls. let me know how it goes. Would love to see your pics...

Cheers,
Gary

Jul 09, 2011
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Not clear on the best way to get back from Murodo
by: Ryan

Thanks for the reply. I booked the bus today, it's still 13,000. I'm not real clear on the best way to get back from Murodo. It looks like I'll have to do half of the Kurobe Alpine Route to either Shinano-Omachi or Toyama before I can get back to Tokyo.

Ryan

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