Mount Yarigatake is Japan's fifth highest mountain at 3,180 metres and was dubbed the Japanese Matterhorn by English climber Walter Weston who first summited the peak in 1891. From a base at Kamikochi (1500m) in the Chubu Sangaku National Park, the climb is initially through alpine meadows and forests before a steeper climb over boulders and rocks to the summit. On a clear day, there are spectacular views of the nearby mountains.
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Hiking in Japan
Jul 2009 (2nd ed.)452 pages
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