Kashimayaridake (鹿島槍ヶ岳) is a strenuous dayhike or overnight hike in the Northern Alps. The peak has beautiful views of the Tateyama mountain range and also the Hakuba peaks. This hike has lots of elevation gain and I would recommend doing it as an overnight hike.
Time: 8:40h (incl 1h break) Yamap estimate 12:35h
Elevation Gain: 2084m
There are two trailheads for Kashimayari. We went from Otanihara trailhead which is only accessible by car. The parking lot is also very small, so come early in summer and on weekends. There is a toilet at the trailhead.
The first hour of the trail is along a forest road until you get to a dam with a tunnel underneath.
After the dam the trail gets very steep and stays steep. Have a look at the elevation profile below, you'll climb 1000m in only 3km.
There are a couple of more technical sections and lots of ladders/stairs but nothing too bad.
Once you get up to the ridge it's only a couple more minutes to the Tsumetaike. The hut was already closed for the year but they have a small emergency shelter for winter climbing (2000¥) and a toilet.
From the hut it took us another 2h of steady climbing to the peak. There was a bit of snow but not much considering it's already November.
Ridgeline was quite cold and peak even colder. With windchill maybe around -5 celcius. We had a short break on the south peak of Kashimayari and then went back down.
Tsumetaikesanso: 12.900-14.000¥ per person incl. 2 meals. Tent 2000¥ per person.
Elevation Profile & Map
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