Japan Hokkaido Daisetsuzan Asahidake

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.

Japan Hokkaido Daisetsuzan Asahidake

Japan Hokkaido Daisetsuzan Asahidake

Japan Hokkaido Daisetsuzan Asahidake

Japan Hokkaido Daisetsuzan Asahidake

Japan Hokkaido Daisetsuzan Asahidake

Japan Hokkaido Daisetsuzan Asahidake

Japan Hokkaido Daisetsuzan Asahidake

Japan Hokkaido Daisetsuzan Asahidake

Japan Hokkaido Daisetsuzan Asahidake

Japan Hokkaido Daisetsuzan Asahidake

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.

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