Mt. Ontake hike

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Nick Varley Male Mexico 2017/05/22

Now several years after the eruption, is Mt. Ontake open for hiking?

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Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2019/01/31

Hi there,

Hiking season usually begins in June when snow has melted from the mountain tops. Unless you have winter climbing experience, I do not recommend attempting to hike Mt. Ontake before June. The trails to the mountaintop will also remain closed until the huts near the peak open for the summer season.

I hope that answers your question.

-Blair

Guest 2019/05/15

Hi there,

i ve a Question about the Temperature on Top of the Mountain at End of July?

Thank you very much.

Greetings from Austria,

Chris

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2019/05/16

Hi Chris,

The temperature at the top of Mt. Ontake can range from a low of 0 to a high of 14°C.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

-Blair

Guest 2019/05/24

Hi if I have winter climbing experience and gear, is it possible to reach the kengamine peak during june or winter season? Or is it not allowed?

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2019/05/27

Hi there,

The path leading to the peak will be open from July 1st to October 16th, 2019. Access is restricted any other time of the year, so you cannot travel to the peak in June nor winter.

I hope that answers your question.

-Blair

Guest 2019/06/11

Hello. I would like to hike up Kengamine on July 23 this summer (2019).  Will it be open to hikers?  If so, what would be the nearest trailhead and how long would it take a relatively fit and healthy person to get up to the summit and back down?  Thanks in advance!

Nagano Prefecture Tourism PR character “Arukuma” 2019/06/11

Hi there,

The path leading to the peak will be open from July 1st to October 16th, 2019.

The closest trailhead to the peak would be from the top of Ontake Ropeway. The trail from there takes about 3 hours and 20 minutes to reach the peak and another 2 hours to return to the ropeway. To reach the ropeway, take the 8:40 Ontake Ropeway bus from Kisofukushima Station.

I hope that answers your question.

-Blair

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