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Harinoki (Nagano/Toyama)

Mount Harinoki Peak views

Harinokidake 2821 is an intermediate dayhike with beautiful views of the Kurobe Dam and the Hotaka mountains. There is a snow valley for most of the year but when we went in late September it had melted enough that we didn't need crampons. This hike is a great choice if you want to get away from the masses at Tateyama and still enjoy an alpine peak.

Mount Harinoki Hike

⏲︎	Time: 7-8hKanji: 針ノ木岳Location: ToyamaDistance: 11.9kmDifficulty: IntermediateElevation Gain: 1523mDayhikeHiking Season: mid July
	to mid October



Park at the trailhead next to Ogizawa station. Parking is 1000Y.

Public Transportation

Take the direct bus from Tokyo to Ogizawa station or the train to Nagano/ShinanoOmachi and then bus to Ogizawa. The schedule will be on google maps. Ogizawa is also the start for the Kurobe Alpine Route from the Nagano side, so the area is very developed with lots of facilitis.

Trail description

Start at the station and walk to the left of the big main building. You can either walk through a forest trail or up the road.

It took us about 45 min to Osawagoya and then another 1:40min up to the rideline and Harinoki hut.

We had a small break and then went on to the peak. The views were beautiful. If you have extra time and energy you can do a detour to Rengedake (should be +2h return).

The last bit of the trail up is quite steep and sandy but not difficult. If you go before September bring crampons for the snow field.


Harinokigoya : 11.000Y incl 2 meals

Tent: 1000Y per person

Osawa goya: 10.000Y incl 2 meals

Tent: 1000Y per person

Reservation required

Elevation Profile & Map



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