"Yatsugatake" in japanese means eight peaks the tallest being "Akadake". It is located right outside of Nagano very easy to get to. It is an actual climb kind of like one of the colorado fourteeners. Not like Fuji-san where you can just walk right up it. From the parking lot it takes about 8 hour to get to the peak.

Elevation (feet): 9,711
Elevation (meters): 2,960
Continent: Asia
Country: Japan
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May
Nearest major airport: tokyo
Convenient Center: nagano

Thanks to Shaun Van Dyke for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

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  • Log #19124 - by an anonymous user on Feb 14, 2006
    Wonderful climb in July 1989 (yes, a long time ago). Completed a failed climb from May 1987 (due to weather). I remember some challenging spots where chains were inbedded in the side of the...
  • Log #19155 - by Tadashi Anno on Feb 14, 2006
    My first climb was from the easiest route -- approaching the mountain from the West via Minotoguchi bus stop(5000 ft.). After an easy hike into the Gyoja-goya cabin (7740ft.), the route continues up...