Name in Japanese: Tateshina-yama (蓼科山)
Elevation: 2,530 m
A beautiful cone-shaped mountain also known as Suwa-Fuji
Mt. Tateshina locates at the northern end of Yatsugatake Mountains. It is a beautiful corn-shaped, individual mountain. There are many big rock on the mountaintop since a new eruption spew forth lava and rocks on the corn-shaped volcano. The image of Mt. Tateshina reflected in Lake Megami (Lake Goddess) is beautiful.
There are several routes to Mt. Tateshina. The route shown here is popular for hikers.
- From Gosenshui shizen-en: 3 hours 25 minutes (6 km)
Route: From Gosenshui shizen-en
Distance: 6 km
Distance in elevation: 700 m
Difficulty during the best season: beginner level
Season for hikers: June to early November
Route and estimated course time:
Gosenshui shizen-en -[0:20]- 7th step -[1:10]- Shogun-daira -[0:30]- Mt. Tateshina -[0:20]- Shogun-daira -[0:50]- 7th step -[0:15]- Gosenshui shizen-en [3 hours 25 minutes]
The route is a gentle slope among trees until Shogun-daira. Good view is not expected on the way to Shogun-daira. From Shogun-daira, it becomes a steep rock‐strewn slope. It is slippy when ricks are wet. View of Japan Alps, Mt. Utsukushidaira, Mt. Kirigamine is expected in sunny day.
It is not available yet.
- From Gosenshui shizen-en: Chino station -(bus)- Higashi-Shirakabako -(bus)- Tateshina Farm -(gondola lift)- Gosenshui shizen-en
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