(早池峰山) Mt. Hayachine Hike


Bus seems to be NOT running for 2020, so I'm parking this hike.

Budget: JPY (~USD)
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Hike Date / Difficulty (Elevation: 1,914m / 6,280ft)
  • 2021
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 20
  • Route below is around 5.0kilometers, with an elevation change of ▲676m/ ▽676m
  • Map Link

When to Go
Not in 2020 unless you have a car, in which case I'd say May to October (or just avoid winter months, as northern Japan sees a LOT of snow)

Special Notes
  • Weather forecast: English / Japanese
  • Updated status on trails etc is in the guide from the government here
  • Trailheads. Quite a bit, so let's list them.
    • Kawaranobou (河原坊). From 新花巻駅, but there's a big "X" in the map saying this is not passable from May 2016 due to some... landslide or something?
    • Odagoe (小田越). Google maps pin. From 新花巻駅. Ascent: 2.5 hours, 2.5kms, elev change of ▲673m/ ▽3m. For 2020, there is no bus running based on the city's website. For the most updated info, google 早池峰山 シャトルバス
    • Kadoma (門馬). Bus schedule
    • 早池峰山 岳登山口. From 新花巻駅. Ascent: 8 hours, 9kms, elev change of ▲1,589m/ ▽177m.
    • Hiratsuto (平津戸). From 盛岡駅. Ascent: 5 hours, 9.5kms, elev change of ▲1,622m/ ▽170m.
Bus schedule Hiratsuto (平津戸) < > Morioka Station (盛岡駅)
Take this with a grain of salt, as another website says buses are NOT running for 2020. I personally would call them first (0198-41-3124)

  • Mountain hut.
    • Free. Right at the summit, and it looks pretty good, here's the google pictures.
Itinerary

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