Nature

Walking

And “Mount Hiuchigatake (Mount Hiuchigatake)”, “nature walks course” of around 45 minutes that you can view the Oze, “Historic walking trails” of around 2 hours over the Buddha group of faith climbing such as Rokujizo and Dainichi also been established, enjoy a stroll while taking a shower of phytoncide of Abies veitchii forests.

About Nikko Mt.Shirane

Nikko Shirane is the main peak of the Nikko volcano group located in the northeast part of Katashina village, the prefecture border of Gunma prefecture and Tochigi prefecture. The altitude is 2,578 m, the highest in the northernmost part of the Kanto region, surrounded by Zazen Mountains, Mt. Mt. Mt. Shirane and Hakusan Hakusan outer rings, inside which there are lakes of Yudaka Pond and Gokurikuma. Suganuma, Marunuma, Otsirinuma are dammed lakes due to the eruption of this mountain. In view of excellent landscape and plentiful alpine plants, it was designated as a special protected area of Nikko National Park in 1964.

Nikko Shirane climbing model course

Course Path Time
Shirane root summit round trip Summit station … rainbow flat branch … Shirane summit … rainbow flat branch … The Peak About 5 hours
Shirane root ~ Zen meditation mountain route Summit station … rainbow flat branch … Shirane summit … Zen meditation mountain … The Peak About 5.5 hours
Shirane root ~ Goshikinuma ~ Wataru陀~Ke-chi route Summit station … rainbow flat branch … Shirane summit … Goshikinuma … Wataru陀~Ke-chi … The Peak About 6.5 hours
Considerations for the sunlight Shirane climbing ※When the Shirane climbing sunlight, let’s climbing Check the opening hours of the ropeway. Please fill climbers card always. Mountain weather may change suddenly. Let’s check the weather information.
※Please reference as a standard time that does not include a break time time of the display.
※The weather of the mountain may change suddenly. Let’s check weather information.
※Please refer to the display time as a standard time not including the break time.
※We will recommend you to register in advance for hiking insurance etc. in case of distress, injury during climbing.

About climbing notification

You can enter and post the climber card at the ropeway ticket office.

It is possible to issue a climbing notification at the website “Mountain and Nature Network Compass” operated by the Japan Mountain Guide Association.
If you are a smartphone, you can take advantage of GPS functions, features such as Shimoyama notification, Shimoyama confirmation e-mail, and cooperation with Gumma prefectural police.

In addition, there is cooperation with searching special service “COCOHELI” by membership helicopter, so “COCOHELI” member has ID column for registration.
Electronic version climbing notifications reaching existing Gumma prefectural police can also be used as before. Click here for details

“Mountain and Nature Network Compass” also introduces the importance of leisure insurance and mountaineering report, so please have a look.

About Nikko Shirane

As of July 1, 2015 At the information providing page for volcano climbers announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency, Nikko Shiraneyama is “paying attention to being an active volcano” of “eruption warning level non-volatile volcano“.
Since the information page of the Japan Meteorological Agency is updated from time to time, the notation may be different, please get the latest information from the link below.

Information provision page for volcano climbers

About the night-bus climbing bus from the city center|Mt. Shirane going alpine everyday

Although it is only on the outbound route, the Mainichi newspaper traveling departs from the city center by night train bus.

Click here for details