(雲仙岳) Mt. Unzen Hike

  

A very active volcano, this might have some rich history but at this point I am just looking for a hike in Nagasaki. 

Budget: JPY3,300 (~USD29) from Nagasaki Station
  • JPY3,300. Bus, Nagasaki Station < > Unzen. 
Hike Date / Difficulty (Elevation: 1,483m / 4,865ft)
  • Target: 2021
  • Difficulty:  3 out of 5
  • Route below is;
    • w/ shuttle to Nitatouge : around 5.4kilometers, with an elevation change of ▲731m/ ▽733m (4h35m)
    • w/o shuttle to Nitatouge : around 10.8kilometers, with an elevation change of ▲1140m/ ▽1142m (6h45m)
  • Map Link 

When to Go
Throughout the year. I can see logs all over, and I think the bus also runs throughout the year. 

Special Notes
      • Shuttle, Unzen (雲仙営業所) to Nitatouge. Ideally JPY430 one way, reservations needed. However, as of October 2021, I just couldn't find the details for it. 
        • If there's no shuttle, you can walk and it's 2.7km with elev gain of 401m.  
      • Ropeway. Optional and will save about 30 mins of hiking. JPY1,290 roundtrip, JPY650 one way. 
  • Mountain huts. 
    • Paid. None. But the trailhead is at an onsen town. 
    • Free. None. 
    • Camping. None. 
Itinerary
  • 09:10am. Bus, Nagasaki Station to Unzen. 
  • 10:51am. ETA: Unzen. Start walking to Nitatouge. 
  • 12:00pm. ETA: Nitatouge. Start hike.  
  • 05:45pm. Back at the Unzen Bus Stop. 
    • Since the last bus is at 4:10pm, this is not a feasible dayhike from Nagasaki Station. 

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