Mt. Azumaya climbing record

For this climb  Exertion Level:★★☆☆☆  Difficulty Level:★☆☆☆☆  Scenic Level:★★★☆☆

For this climb
Exertion Level:★★☆☆☆
Difficulty Level:★☆☆☆☆
Scenic Level:★★★☆☆

The best shot for this climb



Schedule

  1. □ Duration:1 Day
  2. □ Term of Climbing:09.10.2016 ~ 09.10.2016
  3. □ Date at Summit: 09.10.2016

Weather

  1. □ Weather:Partly Cloudy
  2. □ Highest Temperature:
  3. □ Lowest Temperature:

Climbing Course

  1. □ Distance:15.5km
  2. □ Cumulative Elevation:1,400m
  3. □ Course:I went around in a clockwise direction from a farm parking lot via Mt. Nekodake.
  4. □ Further Information:Time Schedule

    9:10 Davos Bus Station → 09:50 Suganodaira Farm → 11:20 Mt. Nekodake → 12:30 Mt. Azuyamasan → 12:50 Started going down → 13:20 Naka-Azuma → 14:30 Sugadaira Farm → 15:00 Davos Bus Station

    ※ There is a path that is a little bit steep from Mt. Nekodake to Mt. Azumaya. Besides that, it was totally easy to climb.

Approach to Starting Point

  1. □ Transportation:Bullet Train
  2. □ Time to Starting Point:One hour by bullet train and One hour by bus for one-way
  3. □ Further Information:Time schedule

    (Go) 6:54 Bullet Train, Hakudaka No.551, from Omiya Station ⇒ 7:53 Ueda Station ⇒ 8:15 Bus Station No3 in front of Ueda Station ⇒ 9:10 Davos Bus Station

    (Back) 15:05 Davos Bus Station ⇒ 16:10 Ueda Station ⇒ 16:36 Bullet Train, Asama No.628 ⇒ 17:47 Omiya Station

Location


The Map of Climbing Course

Mt. Azumaya The map of the climb

Altitude × Temperature

Mt. Azumaya Altitude × Temperature

My Impressions

Mt.Azumaya is located on the border of Nagano and Gunma Prefectures. There are some mountains with similar names. Not to be confused with Mt.Azuma or Mt.Asama. Sugadaira Highlands, this area is famous for some ski resorts and some kind of farm. I think anyone can climb this mountain because it is very easy to climb even if you aren't experienced. Although there are some steep paths, it shouldn’t be a problem.
This time, I used the bullet train as transportation so I didn't need to get up early. It is easily accessible from Tokyo. And so for this reason, the mountain can be crowded on a nice weekends.
If you want to feel more peaceful atmosphere, I recommend going there in November. This period tends to be quieter than summer. But, you need to be careful when climbing in winter because the mountain will be covered with a lot of snow after December. A couple of years ago, I abandoned my climbing after getting stuck and wade through piles of snow in January.


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《 Legend 》
* : 100 famous mountains of Japan
: Unable to Summit

【2018】
AUG Mt. Sannoto-Tonodake-Nabewari (1,491m)* 
MAY Mt. Tonodake (1,491m)* 

【2017】
DEC Mt. Tanigawa (1,977m)* 
MAY Mt. Kaimondake (924m)* Mt. Aso (1,592m)* Mt. Karakunidake of Kirishima (1,700m)* Mt. Sakurajima (1,117m) Mt. Ena (2,191m)* Mt. Arashimadake (1,523m)* 
APR Mt. Ibuki (1,377m)* Mt. Yakedake (2,455m)* 
MAR Mt. Senjogatake (3,033m)* 
FAB Mt. Kiso-Komagatake (2,956m)* 
JAN Mt. Tanigawadake (1,977m)* Mt. Nyoho (2,303m) Mt. Yatsugatake (2,899m)* 

【2016】
DEC Mt. Jonendake (2,857m)*↓ Mt. Yakedake (2,455m)*↓ Mt. Tanigawa-Bateikei (1,945m)* 
NOV Mt. Aizu-Komagatake (2,132m)* Mt. Sukai (2,144m)* Mt. Nyoho (2,463m) 
OCT Mt. Daisen (1,729m)* Mt. Echigo-sanzan (2,085m)* Mt. Takatsuma (2,353m)* Mt. Amagi (1,406m)* 
SEP Mt. Azumaya (2,354m)* Mt. Iwaki (1,625m)* Mt. Hakkoda (1,584m)* 
AUG Mt. Ryogami (1,723m)* Mt. Shibutsu (2,228m)* Mt. Hayachine (1,917m)* 
JUL Mt. Haku (2,707m)* 
JUN Mt. Nasudake (1,917m)* 
FAB Mt. Nikko-shirane (2,578m)*↓ 
JAN Mt. Utsukushigahara (2,034m)* 

【2015】
NOV Mt. Mizugaki (2,230m)* Mt. Kinpu (2,599m)* Mt. Daibosatsurei (2,057m)* 
OCT Mt. Yarigatake (3,180m)* Mt. Nantai (2,846m)* 
AUG Mt. Kobushidake (2,475m)* 
APR Mt. Nishiazuma (2,035m)* Mt. Adatara (1,699m)* 
MAR Mt. Houousanzan (2,841m)* Mt. Houousanzan (2,841m)*↓ 
FAB Mt. Tanigawadake (1,977m)* 
JAN Mt. Azumaya (2,354m)*↓ 

【2014】
DEC Mt. Yatsugatake (2,899m)* Mt. Kogashi (582m) 
NOV Mt. Kogashi (582m) 
OCT Mt. Iwate (2,038m)* Mt. Hirugatake (1,673m) Mt. Asama (2,568m)* 
SEP Mt. Ryogami (1,723m)*↓ Mt. Utsukushigahara (2,034m)* Mt. Hiuchi (2,462m)* Mt. Myoko (2,454m)* Mt. Kashima-Yarigatake (2,889m)* Mt. Goryudake (2,814m)* Mt. Nikko-Shirane (2,578m)* 
AUG Mt. Ontake (3,067m)* Mt. Kiso-Komagatake (2,956m)*↓ 
JUL Mt. Kai-Komagatake (2,967m)* Mt. Kasatori (1,953m) 
JUN Mt. Kirigamine (1,925m)* Mt. Tateshina (2,531m)* Mt. Adatara (1,699m)* Mt. Bandai (1,816m)* 
MAY Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane (2,160m)* Mt. Myogi (1,103m) Mt. Hiuchigatake (2,356m)* Mt. Zao-Okama (1,758m)* 
APR Mt. Karasawadake (3,103m) Mt. Kenashiiwa (1,300m) Mt. Makihata (1,967m)* Mt. Takegawadake (1,051m) 
MAR Mt. Kumotori (2,017m)* Mt. Yatsugatake (2,899m)* Mt. Tanzawa (1,567m)* 
FAB Mt. Tanigawadake (1,977m)*↓ 
JAN Mt. Nyugasa (1,955m) Mt. Tonodake (1,491m) 

I'm not sure below because I forgot where I climbed.

【2013】
DEC Mt. Kitayatsugatake (2,840m) Mt. Tanigawadake (1,977m)*↓ 
NOV Mt. Yatsugatake (2,899m)* 
JUN Mt. Joshu-Hotaka (2,158m)* Mt. Tanigawa (1,977m)* 
MAY Mt. Joshu-Hotaka (2,158m)*↓ Mt. Kumotori | Hiryu (2,017m)* 
FAB Mt. Tounodake (1,491m) 
JAN Mt. Kumotori (2,017m)* 

【2012】
DEC Mt. Tounodake (1,491m) Mt. Tanzawa (1,567m)* Mt. Kumotori (2,017m)* 
SEP (0m) 
AUG Mt. Akagi (1,828m)* 

【2011】
AUG Mt. Tsukuba (877m)* 
MAY Mt. Tounodake (1,491m) 

【2010】
SEP Mt. Gumo (977m) 

【2009】
JUL Mt. Fuji (3,776m)*