Mt. Hakkoda 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


This Mountain's Information


Schedule

  1. □ Duration:1 Day
  2. □ Term of Climbing:09.02.2016 ~ 09.02.2016
  3. □ Date at Summit: 09.02.2016

Weather

  1. □ Weather:Sunny
  2. □ Highest Temperature:
  3. □ Lowest Temperature:

Climbing Course

  1. □ Distance:9.0km
  2. □ Cumulative Elevation:1,000m
  3. □ Course:From Hakkoda ropeway to Sukayu Onsen via Mt. Hakkodasan
  4. □ Further Information:Time Schedule
    10:30 Hakkoda Ropeway → 12:30 Mt. Odake (1,584m, the highest peak on Hakkoda area)→ 14:30 Sukayu Onse (Hotspring)

    ※ If you want to enjoy both of the climb and hotspring and are going to use a bus, I recommend to use ropeway to save the time. Because the hot-spring close early and the last bus going to Aomori city is 4:22 pm, so it's not nough time to climb to Mt. Odake.

Approach to Starting Point

  1. □ Transportation:Express Bus
  2. □ Time to Starting Point:About 8 hours one-way by overnight bus from Omiya to Aomori prefecture, and about 1.5 hours one-way by bus from Aomori station to Hakkoda ropeway.
  3. □ Further Information:You can find further information via link below about the bus to get to the Hakkoda or Sukayu. I'm sorry the site is not available in English. But the time schedule is included at least.
       JR Bus Tohoku Inc. (External LINK)

Location


The Map of Climbing Course

Mt. Hakkoda The map of the climb

Altitude × Temperature

Mt. Hakkoda Altitude × Temperature

My Impressions

 Mt.Hakkoda is located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the 100 famous mountains. The distance from Tokyo to Mt.Hakkoda is about 700km (430miles), so I decided against going by car. I chose the overnight bus instead of it. I could have also chosen to go by bullet train, but it's very expensive. I could probably have climbed two or three mountains for the same cost. I have to save my money in order to go round all of the 100 hundred mountains, I have been trying to win the lottery though! So I decided to travel via the uncomfortable bus.
 Interestingly, the name Mt. Hakkoda does not refer to a single mountain. But refers in fact to several mountains, and we call it Hakkoda as it's the area's name. Among them, The highest mountain is Mt.Odake(1,585m). After it, comes Idodake(1,537m) and then Akakuradake (1,521m). I climbed all three mountains for this climb. These mountains are connected to each other, so it actually looks one mountain. Don't expect each one to be like Mt. Fuji.
 When it coms to choosing the course, I'd recommend you to go round from The Hakkoda Ropeway to Sukayu Onsen (hot spring) via The Kenashi Wetlands which is the course I chose in this climb. I suppose using ropeway for going up is good a good choice to save time, and means you can take a time to enjoy the awesome hot-spring. If you go there, I hope you don't miss the opportunity to stop by Sukayu hot-spring. For me, that was the main purpose on this climb. It's a shame that I can't show you the picture and movie, but you can find them on the web by searching for the keyword 'Sukayu'. Take a look the incredible hot-spring. (Sorry, to get off track.)
 I found that I love Tohoku on this trip. There are so many places to enjoy delicious foods, beautiful mountains, awesome hot-spring, etc. If I lived in Tohoku I would be able to take full advantage.


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

【2018】
OCT Mt. Zao (Kumanodake) (1,840m)* Mt. Gassan (1,984m)* 
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)*