The summit of Mt. Kamuishiri is a grandiose one. An embossed metal plate sits embedded in concrete, and points out the surrounding peaks. A summer haze prevented us from seeing much of those larger peaks to the east and north, so we gobbled some lunch and started on down the B-course. This would take us on a loop back to our starting point.
Last updated Jul 13, 2021
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The route is well marked and well defined. Note that there is an ‘A’ and ‘B’ route to the summit. Take either of them up, and the other one down, to avoid back-tracking.
About 3 hours from trailhead to summit, and 2 hours back down to the carpark.
There are only sporadic route markers, but the trail is well defined.
Much of the route is on ridgelines, which are quite exposed. Make sure to bring plenty of water – there isn’t much shade up on the tops
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If you’d like to hike this route and/or explore other areas of central Hokkaido with a local certified guide, then contact Jun Ishiguro. He’s a JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) mountain guide on the board of directors of the Hokkaido Mountain Guides Association (HMGA). As a senior figure in the Hokkaido guiding scene, and with extensive experience, he can tailor trips to your needs. See a full list of English-speaking Hokkaido Mountain Guides Association (HMGA) guides on the HMGA website here.
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