(燕岳) Mt. Tsubakuro Hike

 


This mountain has a reputation for being a beautiful hike, so I do hope I get to do this. 

Budget: JPY9,420 (~USD89)

  • JPY4,820. Two days' worth allocated with Seishun 18 ticket. (if from Tokyo)
  • JPY3,600. Roundtrip bus. (JPY1,800 one way)
  • JPY1,000. Tent fee. 

Hike Date / Difficulty (Elevation: 2,763m / 9,065ft)

  • Target 2020
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5. 
  • Route below is around 9.4kilometers, with an elevation change of ▲1,433m/ ▽1,433m
  • PDF Map Link

When to Go

Probably throughout the year, but the official hiking season is around April to late October. 

Special Notes 

  • Mountain huts.
    • Paid: Kassen-goya (合戦小屋). Reservations are required. It is online, just go here
    • Camping. JPY1,000 per head. Reservations are required. It is online, just go here. Water is also NOT free, and is JPY200 per liter. (This is pretty rare, I have not seen a place where camping has a reservation system, but probably a requirement for 2020 due to the covid19 pandemic)
  • Trailhead: Nakabusa Onsen (中房温泉). 
    • Train. The earliest train to Hotaka Station. 
      • Bullet train. JPY10,930, 214 minutes, earliest will get here at 09:50am. 
      • Local trains. JPY4,210, 322 minutes, earliest will get here at 10:21am (Seishun 18 ticket can be used, in which case it'll be JPY2,410 one way).
    • Bus. A bus comes from Hotaka Station (穂高駅) to Nakabusa Onsen (中房温泉) (JPY1,800 one way). For 2020, it runs from July 15 til November 3. Website here, schedule below. 

Bus schedule Hotaka Station (穂高駅) < >Nakabusa Onsen (中房温泉)

Itinerary

Saturday

  • 04:49am. Train, Iidabashi Station (near Tokyo Station) to Hotaka Station.
  • 10:21am. ETA: Hokata Station. 
  • 11:10am. Bus, Hokata Station to Nakabusa Onsen. 
  • 12:05pm. ETA: Nakabusa Onsen. Start hike.
  • 11:00am. Start hike
  • 03:35pm. ETA: Summit.
  • 04:00pm. Back at Camp area. Rest.

Sunday

  • 06:00am. Start hike. 
  • 08:40am. Back at Nakabusa Onsen.
  • 09:00am. Bus, Nakabusa Onsen to Hotaka Station.

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