Is the Nishi-hotaka-dake/Oku-hotaka-dake/Kara-sawa/Yokoo-sanso/Yari-ga-take route well marked?
We are walking with our wives and intend to do a 4 day walk over Mt. Oku-hotaka-dake to Mt. Yari-ga-take via the alternate route through the Kara-sawa, then up the Yari-sawa to Mt. Yari-ga-take to avoid the Daikiretto.
I am looking at approaching Mt. Oku-hotaka-dake via the west side, taking the ropeway from Shin-Hodaka Onsen up to Nishi-Hodaka-guchi.
I tried to click on the link you have provided of the route map, but it only came up in Japanese. Is there an English version or can I buy a map from Amazon that is in English?
Can you advise if both the west side approach to Mt. Oku-hotaka-dake over Nishi-hotaka-dake is well marked and also if the alternate route from Oku-hotoka-dake through Kara-sawa to Yokoo-sanso is well marked?
I know this is not the purest route, but better to take the safe route than not go at all.