Kita Dake

Elevation (feet): 10,474
Elevation (meters): 3,192
Continent: Asia
Country: Japan
Range/Region: Honshu
Latitude: 35.6734
Longitude: 138.239
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Tokyo, Japan
Convenient Center: Ahiyasa, Japan

Kita Dake is the highest mountain of the Japanese Alps, and is the second highest in all of Japan. It is located in the Minami Alps National Park, a short distance to the northwest of Japan's highest mountain, Fuji-san (12,389 ft.). Kita Dake is easily accessible, as buses travel throughout the region, and well-traveled trails, dotted with overnight huts, follow many of the Alpine ridgetops.