Hiking at Mt. Ontake

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Hiking at Mt. Ontake (御嶽山ハイキング) is very popular for hikers because its hiking is very easy for over 3000m tall mountain. It is chosens as one of 100 best Japanese mountains. Mt. Ontake is one of the sacred mountains in Japan. It is the stratovolcano which is 3067m tall. In fall, Mt. Ontake has a beautiful Koyo leaves. There is a ropeway to take hikiers to 2150m from the sea level. It has a great view of North and Central Japanese Alps.

Tourist Info.
There is a ropeway to reach 7th station (2150m).
There is a shuttle bus from Kiso-Fukushima Station to the ropeway.
There is parking at the rope way and each stations including the top has rest houses.
Caution: It is an active volcano. Becareful and pay attention for the alert. Evacuate immediately to the shelter.

0. at Kiso Fukushima Stion.
1. use a shuttle bus to Ontake Ropway.

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Hiking at Mt. Ontake

Mt. Ontake is an active stratovolcano and the altitude of Kengamine, the summit of Mt. Ontake, is 3,067m from the sea level. Mt. Ontake is the 2nd tallest active volcano next to Mt. Fuji. It is located south side of Kita-Alps. Mt. Ontake is the border of Gifu and Nagano Prefecture. It is chosen 100 best Japanese mountains, new 100 best Japanese mountains, 100 best Japanese flower mountains and Gifu 100 best mountains.

There is a restaurant on the upper station of the ropeway. It has a great observatory.