Each peak in the Daisetsuzan volcanic mountain group towers to a height of more than 2,000 meters, dominating the sky of central Hokkaido. Mt. Asahi (or Asahidake) is the tallest among them (and the tallest in Hokkaido) at a height of 2,291 meters. But don’t let the altitude intimidate you—the Asahidake Ropeway makes the mountain accessible to both beginners and seasoned trekkers. Keep an eye out for seasonal flowers and alpine wildlife like the pika. Appreciate panoramic views from the summit, and vibrant foliage on the mountainside in autumn.
Duration 1day / 6hours
Highest Point 2,291m
Elevation Gain 690m
Horizontal Distance 10.5km
* Duration is an estimate and may vary depending on route and pace.
Reference: Round trip starting from Sugatami-daira
Mt. Asahi takes about 60 minutes by car or shuttle bus from Asahikawa Airport or JR Asahikawa Station.
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