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Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
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Solid hike; excellent views at the top

We hiked yarigatake in around June 12th? or so of 2016. By this time, most snow of nearby mountains... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
holy mountain nr. 2 of Japan: Yarigatake

After a very steep hike of about 7 hours from Kamikochi, you can reach the top of Yarigatake. There... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
The Netherlands
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Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

We hiked yarigatake in around June 12th? or so of 2016. By this time, most snow of nearby mountains have melted, but for some reason not on the path of yarigatake. Departure: left at approx 9am from Kamikochi Supplies: very basic food/snacks/water I also brought...More

4  Thank wxywang
Reviewed 1 November 2016

After a very steep hike of about 7 hours from Kamikochi, you can reach the top of Yarigatake. There is an 'easy' route past the river, even this is not a trip for the inexperienced, due to the technical terrain. Carrying a bearbell is very...More

Thank tjardar
Reviewed 9 September 2016

A very doable summit if you don't mind climbing a few airy steel ladders and pulling on the odd chain. I recommend hiring a helmet from the hut below as rock fall from other climbers is probably your biggest danger...

Thank Clinton K
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The peak normally takes 2 days of hiking to reach from Kamikochi (which is about 2 hours by train + bus from the town of Matsumoto). The path is not difficult to follow but it requires good stamina. Hikers can stay in the mountain huts...More

Thank Ronald K
Reviewed 21 January 2016

A classic in Japanese mountain circles know as "The Japanese Matterhorn". Can be done as a three day trip from Kamikochi base or even two if you like jogging up mountains. There will be queues for the ladders at Yarigadate-sanso mountain and upwards. Good chance...More

Thank MatsumotoBP
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Not as attractive in my opinion as Tsurugidake at Murodo. But easier. The ladders are no problem. Huge Japanese crowds all along the trails from Kamikochi, at the huts and the campgrounds (do not even think at staying at the one just below the top)...More

Thank Pierre W
Reviewed 1 March 2015

The mountain is situated in the beautiful alps in the Nagano prefecture. I was there for a two day trip just to summit it(round trip), starting from the Kamikochi. Ridge traversing gives you a wonderful view of the mountain range, but I did it in...More

4  Thank Alexngdf
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