Situated in the northeast of the stunning Daisetsuzan National Park, this active volcano continues to emit steam from some of its vents, making a hiking trip along its slopes and up to its summit a truly unique experience.
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Rising to 2,291 meters in elevation, Mount Asahidake is the tallest mountain on Hokkaido and boasts incredible panoramic views out over Daisetsuzan National Park from its summit.
While the peak only takes about a day to climb and descend, there are various loops that head though other parts of the park that also include summiting the iconic peak. From three to six-day treks, there are plenty of variations that may be tailored to the exact time requirements of the hiker.
Longer variations of the trek may also include climbing Mt Furano (1,912 m), Mount Ishikari (1,967 m), Mount Chūbetsu (1,962 m), Mount Tomuraushi (2,142 m) and Mount Oputateshike (2,012 m), among various others.
During the summer, average daily temperatures on Mount Asahidake range from 15 ºC to 20 ºC. Summer is also the wettest time of year, with an average of 125 millimeters of rain falling each month.
Most trips to Asahidake will begin with a flight into the New Chitose Airport (CTS), the largest one on the island. CTS can be easily reached by connection from Tokyo. From here, you can take a bus to the city of Asahikawa, where many hiking trips to Asahidake will begin.
June to September
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