|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Most recent eruption:||1980|
|Year first climbed:||Late 19th Century|
|First successful climber(s):||Fukan Reigin|
|Nearest major airport:||Nagoya, Japan|
|Convenient Center:||Nagoya, Japan|
Ontake is a volcano in the Japanese Northern Alps. It rises in isolation, north of the main range. It is considered sacred by both Buddhist and Shinto faithful. Religious pilgrims frequent the mountain, and shrines line the pilgrim trail which leads easily to the summit. Ontake had never erupted in history until its relatively recent series of eruptions from October 1979 through April 1980.