Japan Alps Oku Hotaka Hida One ridge Day 2 (Karasawa – Kita Ho – Oku Ho)

Hike japan Kita hotaka- Oku hotaka
  • Duration: 3 days (Day 1 : Karasawa, Day2 : Oku Hotaka, Day3 : Nichi Hotaka  )
  • Distance: 24 km
  • Elevation: 2,300 m
  • Activity level: Strenuous, Rocky scrambling
  • Start: Kamikochi bus station
  • Finish: Sinhotaka Onsen bus station
  • Oku Hotaka 3,190m / 10,465 ft
  • Kita Hotaka : 3,106 m / 10,190 ft
  • Both Nihon Hyaku Mei Zan (100 Famous mountains)

Japan Alps Oku Hotaka Hida One ridge Day 1 (Kamikochi to Karasawa)

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On Day 2, from Karasawa to Oku Hotaka, the first climb will be to Kita Hotaka then pass through to Oku Hotaka.
Map time of Karasawa to Kita Hotaka is 4 hours.

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Thunder bird in summer color  

Hike japan Kita hotaka- Oku hotaka

View from Kita hotaka- Oku hotaka

On 2-4 hours hike from Karasawa to Kita Hotaka many flowers welcome you and if you are lucky enough, even thunder birds(雷鳥) in summer color too.
The thunder birds turn into fluffy white dawns in winter time, which is so cute.

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Kita Hotaka to Oku Hotaka rocky trail takes 2 and half hours to complete.

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Iron chain for hikers

Sunset at Oku hotaka

Sunset at Oku hotaka

Sunrise at Oku hotaka

Sunrise at Oku hotaka

 

Japan Alps Yari to Kita Hotaka 1

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Japan Alps Oku Hotaka Hida One ridge Day 3 (Oku hotaka- Nishi hotaka nife ridge)

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