When I arrived at the upper ropeway station the clouds around Mt Asahidake were largely gone and the sun was shining very brightly. Right outside the ropeway station there’s a small pond and the start of a loop trail that leads closer to the mountain. Most people were going left so I decided that I’d go right.
With all the recent rain the ground was wet and at a few points the trail was partially flooded but I managed to keep my feet mostly dry. The approach to Mt Asahidake is incredibly scenic and it seemed that after taking one photo of the mountain I didn’t get far before I wanted to take another. I probably would have reached the base of Mt Asahidake a few minutes earlier if I wasn’t so busy filling up my camera’s memory card. I was really concerned the previous day that I might not get much of a view of the mountain but somehow I had managed to catch a break in the storm and got to experience one of Hokkaido’s most famous sights.