Key information: Tanigawa-dake
- This rough, dramatic peak-ridge sits on the central watershed north of Tokyo, although it is easier than its height indicates thanks to a cable-car.
- You can climb Tanigawa-dake and return to the valley in some 6hrs. But a better route is a longer traverse of the high ridge to the next railway station to the north. Either way, you will enjoy huge and magnificent views in all directions over rugged mountains and forests below.
- Tough walking in real mountains. Come fully prepared.
- Walkopedia rating83
- Natural interest16
- Human interest4
- Negative points0
- Total rating83
- Length: 19km/7hrs
- Maximum Altitude: 1,977m
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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This rough, dramatic peak-ridge sits on the central watershed north of Tokyo, although it is easier than its height indicates thanks to a cable-car to 1,320m. (This then means ski-mess for a while.)
You can climb Tanigawa-dake and return to the valley near the cable-car in some 6hrs. But a better route is that recommended by Lonely Planet, a longer traverse of the high ridge to the next railway station to the north, and there is nothing Walkopedia enjoys as much as a ridge walk (sign of age?)! Either way, you will enjoy huge and magnificent views in all directions over rugged mountains and forests below.
Lovely mixed forests below and low alpinery at the tops, where you will be most of the time.
Tough walking in real mountains, with dangerous cliffs to the east/south. Come fully prepared.
Easy(ish) rail access from Tokyo. A section in Lonely Planet's Trekking in Japan gives good practicalities. And a chapter in the charming Trekking in Japan: an Adventurer's Guide to the Mountain Trails by Paul Hunt.
Best months: July to end October.
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