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Hike from Kamikochi to Shinhotaka Rope way



Departure : 9:00 am

Arrival: 15:30 pm

Total time: 6 hours 30 minutes (Rest time: 1 hour)

Total distance: 7.2 km

Highest: 2669 m

Lowest: 1507 m




8:30 am 

Got off at Kamikochi Imperial Hotel Bus Stop.

Crossed Tashiro Bridge which is behind the hotel. 

 



 

9:00 am: Entrance

On the left 5.4km ahead is the trail of Mt. Yake.

It was closed because of heavy rain the day before.

I went Straight ahead to Mt.Nhshihodakadake mountain trail this time.




 

10:30 am 

The trail was well maintained.




 

10:40

I got the view of mountain range.



 

10:50

I got to see Azusa River of Kamikochi underneath. 




 

10:50

The water point.

It was a mid point of between Kamikochi to Nishihodaka Mauntain Hat. 




 

11:20

There is a sign which is pointing the right to Kamikochi and the left to Mt. Nishihodaka.




 

11:20

Climbed long rock staircases. 




 

11:40

Easy walk on wooden trail. 




 

12:10

I made Nishihodaka mountain hat!

 

You can have lunch here. (Pay in cash only)


9:00-14:00

*Soysauce Ramen                    900 yen

*Miso Ramen                             900 yen

*Udon with mountain vegetables

*Curry and Rice                         900 yen 


9:00-19:00

*Char-siu (Sliced Grilled Pork)   500 yen

*Motuni (Japanese tripe stew)   700 yen

*Oden (Japanese hot pot)          700 yen

*Pork Miso-soup                          500 yen


Hot drink (All 500 yen) 

*Coffee  

*Cocoa 

*Hot tea

*Amazake (sweet rice wine)

*Oshiruko (sweet azuki beans soup)

 


12:35

I brought my lunch.

Cup Noodles and Mix-beans and Shred Chicken with tomato paste and cheese.  





 

12:35

They let us to use this board. 



 

13:20

 Started climbing up higher.




 


13:20

I could see Kamikochi far away.



 

13:30


Mountain peaks were getting in my sight.

Helicopters were carrying up mountain supply so that we can have food at mountain huts.





 

13:35


Nihiho Maruyama.

This is on the way to Nishiho-doppyo.




 

14:00

I was surrounded by  360 degree beautiful view.



 

14:00

That is Nishiho-doppyo.

I had to give up to the peak. 

The last bus from Shinhotakaropeway to Takayama departures at 16:55.





 

15:30

I safely arrived the entrance of ropeway before the bus was gone. 


★This was amazing journey, but it was quite a rush. I would have been better if I could start early or stay in Shinhotaka Oncen area.   



 

written by K's House Takayama Team



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