Photo by Peter Skov
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Tokyo, Japan|
|Convenient Center:||Ahiyasa, Japan|
Kita Dake is the highest mountain of the Japanese Alps, and is the second highest in all of Japan. It is located in the Minami Alps National Park, a short distance to the northwest of Japan's highest mountain, Fuji-san (12,389 ft.). Kita Dake is easily accessible, as buses travel throughout the region, and well-traveled trails, dotted with overnight huts, follow many of the Alpine ridgetops.