Key information: Ontake-san
- Traverse the second-highest volcano in Japan. Ontake-San is active, so enjoy the action, with all the associated visual and aural drama.
- Important pilgrimage for the syncretic Shugendō school, so you will meet white-clad pilgrims.
- Some of the thrill is reduced by the access roads and consequent large number of "pilgrims".
- Best months: Spring to Autumn. Rainy season is very wet.
- Serious walking in remote mountains, where altitude can be an issue. Come prepared. A section in Lonely Planet's Trekking in Japan. Find relevant books by using our Amazon search function:
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- Walkopedia rating87
- Natural interest18
- Human interest4
- Negative points0
- Total rating87
- Length: 12 km / 2 Days
- Maximum Altitude: 3,007 m
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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