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Mt. Mitsutōge from Mitsutōge Station to Lake Kawaguchi

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A steep run/hike up Mt. Mitsutōge with a longer more gradual downhill with some great weather permitting views.


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9.9

Miles

16.0

KM

69%

Runnable

5,739' 1,749 m

High

2,017' 615 m

Low

4,488' 1,368 m

Up

3,674' 1,120 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

72%

Max Grade (36°)
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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Overview

This route starts at Mitsutōge Station, goes up to the summit of Mt. Mitsutōge 1786 m, then down a longer more gradual downhill trail to finish at Lake Kawaguchi.

Need to Know

There are pay toilets near the summit.

Description

Starting at Mitsutōge Station there is about 3.5km on roads. From there it's a steep climb to the summit. The summit is about 7.5km from Mitsutōge Station. The climb is from 625m to 1,786m. The trail down is a longer trail that follows the ridgeline down to Lake Kawaguchi at about 625m.
Weather permitting there are some great views of Mt. Fuji along the way.

Flora & Fauna

There are bear and deer in the area.

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Jesse Eriksen

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Photos

A view of Mt Fuji.
May 30, 2021 near Fujikaw…, JP
The fog shrouded trail.
May 30, 2021 near Ōtsuki, JP
Running in the fog
May 30, 2021 near Ōtsuki, JP
A view of Lake Kawaguchi.
May 30, 2021 near Fujikaw…, JP
A map of the trail.
May 30, 2021 near Ōtsuki, JP
The trail following the ridge line.
May 30, 2021 near Fujikaw…, JP

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