My wife and I want to climb Mt. Jonen-dake at the end of April
I've been reading as much as I can from your page. So much good stuff. Thank you.
I have a specific question. My wife and I want to climb Mt. Jonen-dake at the end of April (probably on the 28th as a one-day hike), right at the start of Golden Week. Your page says that Golden Week is an okay time to climb the mountain. I heard from a hostel host that he thinks Mt. Jonen will be covered in snow at the end of April. He may be thinking I'm coming earlier, I'm not sure. Can you advise me? I'm not too interested in being on the snow for too long, as we won't be bringing that kind of gear.
My wife and I are both 27 years old and we are in good athletic shape, but we're not super experienced climbers if things get technical. How technical could this get? We don't feel the need to necessarily summit if the top is covered in deep snow and would require lots of gear or be really sketchy without gear. But could we get to the main hut without trouble?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated and so helpful to keep us safe and excited. Thanks so much for your help.