Mt. Aka-dake as a day trip
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Mt. Aka-dake as a day trip

by Christos Dimitrakakis
(Tokyo, Japan)

Aka is actually quite convenient to get to from Tokyo. A day trip is feasible at a reasonably fast pace. There is no need to carry a lot of water, as there are plenty of huts with fresh water to drink from or refill bottles. A big plus is that most of them are equipped with onsen: I took advantage of the one near the bus stop to have a bit of a rest and a meal while waiting for the bus.

Parts of the path are quite rocky, so you need to be nimble-footed to maintain a reasonable speed. The last part is on moderately steep rock, secured with chains, but probably tricky when wet.

More details and photos:

http://olethros-travels.blogspot.jp/2015/08/aka-dake-in-mt-yatsu-ga-take-range.html

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Aug 12, 2015
Thanks, Christos!
by: Gary Wolff

Thanks for sharing your Mt. Aka-dake tips, Christos.

Feel free to post up to 4 of your best pics on this page too. If interested, please send me a message thru the "Contact Me" page, and I'll send you my private email address.

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