(鹿島槍岳) Mt. Kashimayari Hike

 

A mountain ideally to be done with Mt. Goryu from Hakuba, here's the stand alone itinerary of this hike. 

Budget: JPY10,780 (~USD104)
  • JPY8,000. Bus, Tokyo < > Shinano-Omachi Station, 2 days worth - allocated using Willer Bus Pass
  • JPY2,780. Bus, Shinano-Omachi Station < > Ouzawa Bus Stop (JPY1,390 one way)
Hike Date / Difficulty (Elevation: 2,889m / 9,478ft)
  • 2021
  • Difficulty: 5 out of 5.
  • Route below is around 24.6kilometers, with an elevation change of ▲3,084m/ ▽3,084m
  • PDF Map Link 


When to Go
I am yet to see logs for winter, so I'd put May to early November as the safe periods. 

Special Notes
  • Weather check: English / Japanese.
  • Trailheads. Given the lack of public transportation for 大谷原, Ogizawa seems like the default choice, in which case combining this with Mt. Goryu seems like an obvious choice. 
    • 大谷原. No public transportation. Google maps pin here. From here to Mt. Kashimayari's summit, it's an 9.5 hour hike, covering 9.4kms with elevation change of ▲2,139m/ ▽389m
    • Ogizawa (扇沢駅前). Google maps pin here. From here to Mt. Kashimayari's summit, it's an 8.5 hour hike, covering 11.3kms with elevation change of ▲2,242m/ ▽746m
      • Bus, Shinjuku Station to Shinano-Omachi Station. Bus schedule here, buses run from April to mid-December. JPY5,200, 5 hours one way. Consider bus pass. For 2020, schedules as follows:
        • Shinjuku Bus Terminal to Shinano-Omachi: 6:35am, 7:35am, 9:35am, 3:05pm, 6:15pm, 11:05pm.
        • Shinano-Omachi to Shinjuku Bus Terminal: 7:42am, 9:56am, 2:57pm, 3:57pm, 4:40pm, 5:12pm, 7:57pm. 
      • Bus. Shinano-Omachi Station to Ogizawa. Bus schedule here. 
Bus schedule, Shinano-Omachi Station (信濃大町駅)< > Ogizawa (扇沢)
  • Mountain huts.
    • Paid. 冷池山荘. About an hour away from the summit.
    • Free. None.
    • Camping. There's a camping spot near the paid hut.
Itinerary
Friday

  • Bus/Train, Tokyo to Shinano-Omachi Station.
Saturday
  • Bus, Shinano-Omachi Station to Ougizawa.
  • Start hike
  • Camp.
Sunday
  • Hike back down. 
  • Bus, Ougizawa to Shinano-Omachi Station. 
  • Bus/Train, Shinano-Omachi Station to Tokyo. 

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