Climbing Mt. Kiso-Komagatake and Senjojiki Cirque
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.
|Location||Komagane City Map|
|Usage fee||(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|
|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|
|Seasonal Info||Fall Foliage: September - late-October|
Access and Parking
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.