Search this site:             

Is it possible to ascend and descend Mt. Kita-dake in the same day?

by Fabienne
(Luxembourg)

Dear Gary,

Thank you very much for your blog and your book on the Japanese Alps. I want to do the trip to Mount Kita-Dake with my friends in August. We are quite the fit hikers, however I was wondering whether it would be possible to ascend and descend in the same day? I have a feeling it will be tricky because of the bus schedule?

Could you also please send me the bus schedule, because the link in your book is referring to a Japanese website (everything in Japanese). They must have updated something, because I have a lot of trouble finding an English website with a time schedule to get and leave from Hirogawara?

I am looking forward to your answer and thank you very much in advance,

Fabienne

Comments for Is it possible to ascend and descend Mt. Kita-dake in the same day?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 12, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
It is very much possible NEW
by: Anonymous

Dear Gary and Fabienne,

I took the early bus from Koufu (甲府駅) ariving at the Hirogawara bus stop at around 06:35. I reached the summit at around 09:45 and got back to the bus stop in time for the 13:00 bus (3h 40min before the last bus). So you can absolutely make it if you're in OK shape. I met other people there who did the same thing.

Jul 16, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Not unless your name is Superman. :-)
by: Gary Wolff

Thanks, Fabienne.

The Japanese bus schedule connecting Kofu and Hirogawara is linked from my Mt. Kita-dake page: https://www.garyjwolff.com/mt-kita-dake.html#access (I'm not aware of any English pages, but Google Translate works great.)

Because the last bus departs Hirogawara at 16:40, I don’t believe it’s possible to scale Mt. Kita-dake in just one day, unless your name is Superman.

Happy trails and thanks for visiting my site...

Cheers,
Gary

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Mt. Kita-dake.

Pattaya ebook cover
Just released!
Only $1.99 at Amazon
(¥214 at アマゾン日本)




Alaska ebook cover
Only $2.99 at Amazon
(¥340 at アマゾン日本)





GW's road trip ebook cover
Only 99¢ at Amazon
(¥114 at アマゾン日本)




new Climbing Mt. Fuji book
Only $2.99 at Amazon
(¥343 at アマゾン日本)




Only $2.99 at Amazon
(¥343 at アマゾン日本)

 



Let's connect!!

Gary J. Wolff
Facebook badge

View Gary J. Wolff's profile on LinkedIn

My pics:

My videos: YouTube logo



What's New?

  1. Are the Mt. Fuji Yoshida trails one way?

    Aug 11, 19 07:59 AM

    I wish to stay in a mountain hut (there's space at Ganso Muro) after climbing to the summit. Would it be permissible to descend the ascending Yoshida

    Read more

  2. Will I get lost climbing Mt. Akadake by myself?

    Aug 06, 19 12:53 AM

    Hi Gary, my name is Kristin and I came across your blog while researching hiking Mt. Akadake. I will be in Japan in a few weeks for work and would like

    Read more

  3. Is it possible to sleep outside the Mt. Fuji mountain huts with a sleeping bag?

    Aug 05, 19 07:23 AM

    Hi, I am planning to climb Mt Fuji next weekend on Saturday using the Subashiri trail. It is very last minute and all the mountain huts are booked up.

    Read more