The highest peak in Hokkaido, Asahi-dake rises formidably to 2,291 m (7,516 ft) above sea level. Winter on this volcanic mountain brings skiers and snowboarders, relishing the powder of its unspoiled slopes, while in summertime, hikers make the hearty ascent to the summit, complete with steaming vents and a crater. The trek from the foot of the mountain is a grueling 4.5-hour slog, worthy for experienced hikers; if you want something a little less intensive, take the healthy hike after riding the gondola up to Sugatami. From here you can either follow a 60-minute circular trail, observing ponds and sulphurous vents, or walk for roughly two hours on a well-marked path up and along the crater's edge. Have your camera ready at the summit for some dramatic views and steaming bellows. You'll need hiking boots, plenty of water and snacks, and altitude-appropriate dress. Add Asahi-dake and other attractions to your Higashikawa-cho trip itinerary using our Higashikawa-cho travel planner.
9月の20日過ぎ、北海道で一番高い山に、日本で一番早い紅葉を見に行きました。標高1,600m地点までは旭岳ロープウエイが運行していて、気軽に紅葉を楽しむことができます。ロープウエイの姿見駅からは5つの展望台と点在する池が続く、初心者でも楽しめる約1時間のトレッキングコースがありますが、ここは日本アルプスの標高2,500ｍ以上に相当するエリアであり、晴天でも寒さを感じるので服装には注意が必要です。 more »After the 20th of September, I went to the highest mountain in Hokkaido to see the earliest autumn leaves in Japan. Asahidake Ropeway operates to 1,600m above sea level, so you can enjoy the autumn leaves casually. There is a trekking course of about one hour that even beginners can enjoy from the sight seeing station of the ropeway followed by five observatories and a dotted pond, but this is an area equivalent to more than 2,500m in the altitude of the Japanese Alps. Becareful of your clothes because you feel cold even in fine weather.
街中が猛暑日でも、ここまで来るととても過ごしやすく快適だった。 まだこの時期は雪が多く残っているが、それはそれで楽しい。 この日は、天候に恵まれ、頂上もくっきり見えた。 more »Even on a hot day in the city, it was very comfortable to spend time here. There's still a lot of snow left at this time of year, but it's fun with it. The weather was good on this day, and the top was clear.
Beautiful mountain. Berg Bahn gets you to about 1600-1700 meters, and the summit tops out at 2291. Be ready for wind!
Very beautiful place to visit.
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