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I went there twice, as this mountain is really beginner level. Depends on where to start, but the shortest route is 2 hours one-way. Still, on the top you can find volcanic activity such as fumarole..... more »
We set off directly from our hotel, Nakanoyu Onsen Ryokan, which is about 10 minutes below the parking area for the trail head. We’re a moderately fit couple of 50+ year olds and our 15 year old... more »
I did the mount yakedake hike with my partner. The view is great, and my first time on a volcano! Sure it was awesome, BUT the hike took more than 9 hours and was one of the hardest hikes I’ve done (I’m not 25 but not in horrible shape). I would think twice about doing this route both ways in one day... do your research on alternative routes. Overall, wish I skipped it.
Steep climb and takes 2-4 hours, beautiful.
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