Name in Japanese: Kirigamine (霧ヶ峰)
Elevation: 1,925 m
A mountain with a gradual peak stands behind the plateau covered with flowers
Mt. Kirigamine is known as a tourist resort since it was developed as a winter resort and is easily accessible by car. A lot of flower blooming around Kurumayama, one of the trailhead to Mt. Kirigamine, in summer. Many tourists visit here to see yellow flowers of broad dwarf day-lily in July.
There are several routes to Mt. Kirigamine. The route shown here is the easiest one.
- From Kurumayama-kata: 1 hour 10 minutes (3.5 km)
Route: From Kurumayama-kata
Distance: 3.5 km
Distance in elevation: 125 m
Difficulty during the best season: beginner level
Season for hikers: early May to early November
Route and estimated course time:
Kurumayama-kata -[0:40]- Mt. Kirigamine (Mt. Kurumayama) -[0:30]- Kurumayama-kata [3 hours 20 minutes]
It is very easy to hike Mt. Kirigamine using a wide trail from Kurumayama-kata. Distance in elevation from the trailhead is only 125 m. There is a lift that takes tourists close to the peak. So, you may meet many tourists on the top of the moluntain.
It is not available yet.
- From Kurumayama-kata: Chino station -(bus)- Kurumayama Royal Inn (Kurumayama-kata)
Hot bath after hiking
Suzuran-no-yu (白樺湖温泉 すずらんの湯)
Fee: 700 yen/adult
Bathing time: 10:00-21:00