Nestled into the Japanese Alps, hiking to the top of Mount Shirouma makes for a fun and exciting three-day adventure. Enjoy the hospitality of traditional Japanese mountain lodges while walking through gorgeous scenery and taking in breathtaking views.
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At nearly 3,000 meters of elevation, Mount Shirouma is the 26th tallest mountain in Japan and the highest in the Hakuba section of the Hida Range. This means panoramic views of the surrounding forests and mountains await at its summit. During the autumn, the landscape looks as if it has been painted with plenty of red, orange and yellow leaves.
Most hikers opt to go on the three-day tour, heading to the summit of Mount Shirouma and two other peaks outside of Hakuba. Along the way, walkers will discover the famous hot spring, Babadani Onsen; the Grand Snowy Valley; and Tsugaike Nature Park.
During the summer, average daily temperatures on Mount Shirouma range from 17 ºC to 23 ºC. Summer is generally the wettest time of year, with the peak receiving about 10 rainy days per month.
Any trip to Mount Shirouma begins with a flight into Toyama Airport (TOY), which can be reached by a direct flight from Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai. From here, Hakuba – at the foot of Mount Shirouma – can be reached in two hours by car and slightly;y longer by bus.
June to September
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