My planned route for Mt. Yarigadake in June 2018
I've been reading parts of your website during my research for my trip to Japan this summer and I've found it very interesting and informative. Keep up the great work! I'm also very impressed you've kept your website active for so many years.
I am planning on spending 4 days, 3 nights in Kamikochi at the end of June this year, approximately June 26 June – 29 June. On the first day I’ll be arriving at 05:50 on the express bus from Kyoto and I’ll explore the valley, begin acclimatising before getting an early night. The next day I plan to begin my 3 day circuit starting by climbing Mt Yakedake from Nishi-ito-ya Mountain Lodge and then staying at Nishiho hut that evening.
The next day I plan to traverse the ridge, including the Daikiretto, to Mt Yarigadake and then make my way down to the Yarisawa lodge. On the final day I’ll walk back down the valley into Kamikochi past Myojin pond. I was wondering what your opinion on this route is, whether it sounds reasonable and what the weather will be like at the time of year I am planning to do this.
From what I have gathered, the snow will have melted, rain is likely but it shouldn’t be too cold. I should mention I am very fit and have done walks with more ascent/descent in one day before although not at this altitude so I was going to ask if you knew anything about altitude sickness.
Here are my planned routes: