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Kashimayari (Nagano/Toyama)

Mount Kashimayari peak

Kashimayaridake 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: 15hKanji: 鹿島槍ヶ岳Location: ToyamaDistance: 17.8kmDifficulty: IntermediateElevation Gain: 2084mDayhikeHiking Season: Mid July to
	mid October

Kashimayaridake peak


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.

If you need public transportation you can also start from Kashiwabara. This trail is slightly longer and has more elevation gain but you can take a bus to Ogisawa.

Trail description

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.

We walked this hike in 9h but the official estimate is 15h30min, unless you're a strong hiker I would recommend walking Kashimayari as a 2day hike.


Tsumetaikesanso: 12.900-14.000¥ per person incl. 2 meals. Tent 2000¥ per person.

Reservation required

Elevation Profile & Map



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