(焼岳) Mt. Yake Hike

With the Kamikochi hikes, I have heard a lot about Yarigatake and Hotaka, but not so much with Mt. Yake. 

Budget: JPY9,000 (~USD86)
  • JPY8,000. Roundtrip bus, allocated using Willer Bus Pass (JPY4,000 one way)
  • JPY1,000. Camping fee. 
Hike Date / Difficulty (Elevation: 2,455m / 8,054ft)
  • Target: May 2021
  • Difficulty: 
  • Route below is around 17.2kilometers, with an elevation change of ▲1,718m/ ▽2,252m
  • PDF Map Link 


When to Go

Buses from Tokyo to Kamikochi only run from mid April to early November, but the buses to Hirayu Onsen run throughout the year. 

Special Notes
  • Trailheads.  
    • Kamikochi (上高地).  
      • Direct Bus, Tokyo (Shinjuku) to Kamikochi. JPY4,000 one way, using JBL bus pass. Otherwise, depending on the season, JPY6,500 to JPY8,600 one way, reserve here.
Bus schedule, Tokyo < > Kamikochi


  • Shin-hotaka Onsen (新穂高温泉). Access wise, this trailhead is bus stop H065 in the schedule below. Take note that you would want to stop at the last stop - Shihotaka Ropeway, NOT Shinhotaka Onsen.  
    • Bus, Tokyo to Hirayu Onsen (平湯温泉). JPY4,000 one way, using JBL bus pass. Otherwise, JPY6,200 one way, reserve here.
    • Bus, Hirayu Onsen to Shin-Hotaka Onsen. JPY690 one way.
Bus Schedule, Tokyo < > Hirayu Onsen



Bus Schedule, Hirayu Onsen < > Shinhotaka Ropeway
Itinerary
Saturday
  • 07:15am. Bus, Shinjuku Station to Kamikochi Bus Terminal.
  • 12:02pm. ETA: Kamikochi Bus Terminal.
  • 12:30pm. Start hike
  • 04:30pm. ETA: Camp spot. 
  • Camp for the night.
Sunday
  • 05:00am. Start hike.
  • 09:05am. ETA: Summit view point. 
  • 12:35pm. ETA: Nakaokogen-guchi. Go to the onsen.
  • 02:59pm. Bus, Nakaokogen-guchi to Hirayu-onsen.
  • 03:28pm. ETA: Hirayu-onsen.
  • 04:05pm. Bus, Hirayu-onsen to Shinjuku Bus Terminal.
  • 08:30pm. ETA: Shinjuku Bus Terminal.

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