The Northern Alps and Mt. Tateyama opening ceremony was on July 1st and prayers for the climbers’ safety were held at Tateyama Station. Summer climbing season has started since this day!
"Mt. Tateyama" is one of Japan’s three holy mountains and is the popular name for a mountain consisting of the three peaks Oyama (3,003 m), Ōnanjiyama (3,015 m) and Fuji-no-Oritateyama (2,999 m). In the old days, people believed that climbing Mt. Tateyama allows you to end up in paradise after death.
Tateyama climbing route departs from Murodō station and takes you to the Oyama Shrine located at the peak of Mt. Tateyama. The view from the top of the mountain is wonderful. You can see Mt. Fuji in the distance, Mt. Ontake, Kurobe River running into Toyama Bay are all in view.
Address: Tateyamamachi, Nakaniikawagun, Toyama (From Murodō station of Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route)
Duration: Ascend about 2 hours / Descend about 1 hour 40 minutes
☆ Wear clothes to be able to move easily, shoes should not be slippery and a backpack is recommended.
☆ Bring rain gear, warm clothes, gloves, towel, drinking water and lunch etc.
☆ Be aware of altitude sickness etc. since the summit is at a high altitude and the air becomes thin.
☆ Avoid excessive movements and take care of your own health.