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Discover majestic beauty of Mount Komagatake in Hokkaido

By Abhijit Sen

Southern Hokkaido is home to the stunning Onuma Quasi-National Park, featuring Mount Komagatake. This impressive mountain represents the beauty of nature and offers exciting hiking opportunities in the area. It’s perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers seeking unforgettable experiences with stunning views and peaceful surroundings in the summer.

Hiking Season

Hiking season at Mount Komagatake Image: PIXTA/ 川村恵司

In 1640, a major eruption caused the collapse of the mountain’s summit area, leading to subsequent eruptions that shaped it into its current form. Mount Komagatake features diverse landscapes, offering unique views in every season. An active volcano reaching 1,131 meters above sea level provides a great hiking opportunity from June to October.

The mountain boasts a well-defined hiking trail, Morimachi Akaigawa, providing a safe and enjoyable ascent to the summit. Surrounded by lush larch trees, this one-hour hiking route offers natural beauty and panoramic views.

Exploring the Surrounding Area

Beyond the hike up Mount Komagatake, the surrounding area offers many sightseeing spots. These include the serene Kogetsu Bridge and the panoramic observation deck atop Mount Higurashi, each offering its own unique perspective of the splendor that surrounds Mount Komagatake.

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