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Settogatake (Yamanashi)

Fuji Views Hike

Settogatake is a short little hike with amazing Fuji views. This hike is perfect if you're in the Fuji 5 lakes area and want to get away from the masses at Kawaguchiko. The trail is up is a little steep but with a couple of breaks anybody should be able to walk up.

⏲︎	Time: 3h
	Kanji: 雪頭ヶ岳 
 	Location: Yamanashi
	Distance: 9km
Difficulty: Easy
	Elevation Gain: 820m
Snow: December
	to February


Trailhead starts behind Lake Saiko. There is free parking and toilets at the lake.

The bus stop is called Gyominsou and you can take the bus from Kawaguchiko station. It runs about once an hour and costs 710¥ one way.

Trail description

Start at the lake and cross the road. Walk up into the residential area and follow a small paved then gravel road past a small campground on the right.

It took us 2h up through the forest and 1h back down. The trail is an easy forest trail but it's quite steep. You'll have beautiful views from the top and if you have more time or energy you can continue on the ridgline and make it a full dayhike.

Have a look at Yamap at the many trails on the ridgeline.

Elevation Profile & Map


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