Things to do in Sōunkyō Onsen
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This combination ropeway-chairlift provides fast and easy access to Kuro-dake. One-way/return tickets on the ropeway cost ¥100/1850 and on the chairlift ¥400/600.
Once at the top, you have three options: you can explore Kurodake for a few hours before returning to Sōunkyō Onsen, head to Asahidake on an all-day, no-return excursion, or spend the next three days heading south on the grand traverse.
From July to the end of September, one bus a day goes to Ginsen-dai (銀泉台), where the trailhead Aka-dake (赤岳; 2078m) is located. Set a bit back from the grand traverse, Aka-dake sees far fewer hikers and is a nice escape for anyone seeking near isolation while on the…