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  View from Mount Kurodake
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After the blooming of the cherry blossoms in spring, summer brings hikers and mountaineers to the Daisetsuzan National Park. The park covers 230,000 hectares of central Hokkaido, making it Japan's largest national park.

There are four main trails in the popular Mount Kurodake vacinity - the Mount Kurodake course, the Mount Akadake course, the Kogen Spa course and the Aizankei course. Hikers doing the hour-long 1.7-km Mount Kurodake climb will enjoy a splendid panoramic view of the piosonous hot springs of the Ohachidaira Cauldron, Mount Hokuchindake and other surrounding peaks.

Along the various trails, there are camping facilities and shelter available to hikers. Travellers may also vist to stop at the various hot spring spas that the region is well-known for.

Equipment: Camping equipment is recommended if you intend to sleep under the stars. Hikers should also have water, food, a map, first aid kit, etc.

Address: Daisetsuzan National Park, Sounkyo
Directions: The nearest railway stations are Asahikawa and Kamikawa stations.
Theme: Hiking

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 8, 2005
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