Mountain Climbing activities in Asia
Straddling the border with Iwate Prefecture, this mountainous area is admired for its summer wildflowers, fall foliage and rare prevalence of both dry and wet plant species. If you have two days to spare, you can pursue a 17km-long course that takes in three peaks, overnights in a picturesque mountain hut and finishes up with a rewarding soak in the healing waters of Nyūtō Onsen.
You can access the trailhead at Komaga-take Hachigōme (eighth station) by taking one of seven daily buses (all depart before 1.30pm) from Tazawa-ko station (¥1000, one hour). From eighth station, it should take you about two to three hours to reach the summit of Oname-dake (男女岳; 1637m).