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Mt. Ontake-san (御嶽山) Schedule & Expenses

As can be clearly seen from my Mt. Ontake-san (御嶽山) schedule & expenses shown below, this mountain was a real snap to get to from Tokyo. And it was without question one of the easiest of Japan's 25 highest mountains that I've ever climbed.

On Aug. 9, 2001, I left Shinjuku Station in Tokyo at 7 am, started hiking at 12:30 pm, reached the summit of Mt. Ontake-san (御嶽山) @ 3:20 pm, and finished hiking at 7 pm at the Asahi-so minshuku in Nigorigo Onsen (濁河温泉) where I spent the night. That's right……it was a 6 1/2 hour day hike.

More details on this trip, including pics, maps, & access info are on my main Mt. Ontake-san (御嶽山) page. Thanks for visiting.

Mt. Ontake-san (御嶽山) Schedule

Aug. 9-10, 2001

Date   Time   Place
Shinjuku Station (新宿駅)
(take limited express train)

  9:51 (A)
10:01 (L)
  Shiojiri Station (塩尻駅)
(transfer to JR Central's Chuo Main Line)

  10:28 (A)
10:40 (L)
  Kiso-Fukushima Station (木曽福島駅)
(catch bus)

  11:55 (A)
12:30 (L)
  Ta-no-hara (田の原)
(begin hike)

  15:20    Ontake-san summit (剣ヶ峰) (3067m)

  16:40   Go-no-ike-goya (五 ノ池小屋)

  19:00   Nigorigo Onsen (濁河温泉) (end hike)
  8:30   Nigorigo Onsen (濁河温泉) (catch bus)

  9:50 (A)
11:10 (L)
  Hida-Osaka Station (飛騨小坂駅)
(take train)

  13:38 (A)
13:53 (L)
  Nagoya Station (名古屋駅)
(catch Shinkansen Hikari bullet train)

  Tokyo Station (東 京駅)
(A) = arrive    (L) = leave                                

Total hiking time:  6.5 hrs. 
Total hiking distance:  ~11 km

Mt. Ontake-san (御嶽山) Expenses

Aug. 9-10, 2001

Date   Expense    Yen
8/9   Two limited express trains - Shinjuku to Kiso-Fukushima (changed at Shiojiri)   7660

  Bus to Ta-no-hara   2150

  Asahi-so ryokan (I believe they gave the gaijin a discount!)  smiley   6150
8/10   Bus to Hida-Osaka Station   2000

  Express train to Nagoya (incl. 1780 express charge)

  Shinkansen bullet train to Tokyo  10,070

  Total expenses 32,330 
(~$262 in Aug. '01)

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