How to survive a hot summer, Mt.Norikura 3026m!
Hi I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 26 countries!
I’m a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter of English for 10 years.
For the people who are interested in and planning trip to Japan ,
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I climbed Mt. Norikura 3026m.
Mt.Norikura is the 19th highest active volcano in Japan, straddling Nagano and Gifu prefectures.
From Takayama ( where I stay this period)in Gifu Prefecture, we drove to the Norikura Kogen Kanko ( tourist)Center and took a bus to Tatamidaira (2702m), just below the summit.
From there, it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes (1 hour for me) to reach the summit at 3026 m.
It’s one of the easiest over 3000m mountains in Japan.
Norikura Kogen Tourist Center to Tatamidaira
Buses depart every hour from around 6:00 am.
The round trip to Tatamidaira is 3,400 yen.
It takes about 50 minutes to reach Tatamidaira.
From Tatamidaira to Katanodaira
I started climbing.
Easy to walk on the wide trail.
Even a beginner is completely safe.
I arrived in 30 minutes.
From the Katanodaira(shoulder hut )to the summit
From the shoulder hut, the trail becomes a real trail with rocks.
Still there is no problem as long as you watch your step.
It takes about 30 minutes to reach the summit.
On the way, you can see lovely alpine plants and the beautiful ponds.
The summit of the mountain has long been a place of worship, and is home to the Norikura Hongu Okumiya Shrine.
The summit is entered through a torii gate of Shinto shrine.
It is clear that mountain worship has been strong in Japan since ancient times.
It was cold on the 2702m and I bought a thick jacket at a store in Tatamidaira.
Why don’t you spend hot Japanese summer in a cool mountainous area?
You can enjoy the cool weather and traditions here!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!