Elevation (feet): 10,466
Elevation (meters): 3,190
Continent: Asia
Country: Japan
Range/Region: Honshu
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Narita (Tokyo), Kansai (Osaka)
Convenient Center: Matsumoto

Thanks to Shahram Afrasiabi for adding this peak.

Located in the Northern Alps of Japan, Okuhotaka-dake is the highest peak along the Hotaka Range, and the 3rd highest mountain in Japan (after Mt. Fuji and Kita-dake). It is an extremely popular climb during the peak summer season, especially when combined with a climb of Yari-ga-dake (Mt. Yari), also known as the "Matterhorn of the Japanese Alps". The mountain huts which dot the area are generally open from late April until the end of October, and a select few remain partially "open", but unmanned, in the off-season. If attempting this peak in the winter season, be prepared for extreme conditions, as the Northern Alps of Japan are reputed to be one of the snowiest areas of the world due to cold Siberian air sweeping over the Sea of Japan, picking up moisture, and dumping it as snow on the Alps. If going in the summer season, the most popular route is generally snow free from around late July, which coincides with the end of the rainy season as well.

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  • Log #21447 - by dominick lacson on Sep 24, 2008
    Great climb.Long climb 7 hours 1st day then 12 hours next day.A lot of scrambling on the summit assault. Steep from Hotakadake sanso to the summit.