Climbing Mt. Kiso-Komagatake and Senjojiki Cirque

Southern Nagano Area 木曽駒ヶ岳と千畳敷カール


Kiso-Komagatake is the tallest peak of the Central Japan Alps at 2,956m. It is also the home of Senjojiki Cirque, one of Nagano's popular sightseeing spots with access via the Komagatake Ropeway.

From the Senjojiki Ropeway Station (2,650m), the hike takes approximately 3.7 hours round-trip. From the ropeway station you can enjoy majestic views of the Southern Japanese Alps as well as Senjojiki Cirque itself, and at the top of Kiso-Komagatake a 360 degree panorama of the the Japanese Alps and Mt. Ontake awaits you.

See the Chuo Alps English homepage for more information on bus and ropeway fares.

Trail Details

Total Distance: 3.7km
Total Time: 3.8 hours
Recommended No. of Days: 1 day
Elevation Difference: 430m
Starting/Ending Point: Senjojiki Station
Mid Point: Kiso-Komagatake
Lodging: Central Alps Hotel Senjojiki


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Tel: 0265-83-3107 / Fax: 0265-83-4537


Year round


(Ropeways/Bus fees) Adults - from Suga no Dai : 3,800 yen

from Komagane St : 4,200 yen

ES - from Suganodai : 1,900 yen

from Komagane St : 2,200 yen

Seasonal Info

Fall Foliage: September - late-October

Location / Access

Komagane City

By Train:
Get off at Komagane Station (JR Iida Line) -> Take the Komagatake Ropeway line bus to the ropeway station, then take the ropeway up to Senjojiki Cirque.

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