Altitude difference: 244m
Level: for beginners
Time: 3 hours
Mt. Futago is one of the popular mountain located in Nagano. It is a part of Yatsugatake mountain with beautiful forests and ponds, especially the forest of moss are so mysterious and breathtaking. It is 2,224m tall. It is very easy hiking course and popular for beginner hikers.
Mt. Futago is one of the popular hiking spots of Tateshina and Yatsugatake Mountains. This mountain has 3 different beautiful aspects. On the top of Mt. Futago, it has great panorama view and open field. You can see Mt. Tateshina.
Futago ponds that are another feature of this trail. They are surrounded by the beautiful forest. Especially, Japanese larch is beautiful. The ponds are very quiet and mirror the mountains.
Then, the forest of moss are so quiet and beautiful with green carpets. It's the art of the nature, and natural Bonsai.
Kikko Pond is another beautiful pond on this trail. Its water is so pure.
Start at Okawahara Mt.Pass 大河原峠
Top of Mt. Futago 40 min. 双子山
Futago Pond 30 min. 双子池
Kikko Pond 30 min. 亀甲池
Tenshoji Field 20 min. 天祥寺原
Back to Okawahara Mt. Pass 30 min.