Omachi is affectionately known by nicknames such as “The Number One Town of the Northern Japan Alps” and “Gaku-no-Machi”, referring to the City of Mountains. Should you visit this mountain town, we wholeheartedly invite you to enjoy hiking and trekking in the Northern Japan Alps. From single-day hikes where you can view the mountain ranges and alpine nature to authentic peak ascents traverse courses, there is something for everyone. Please enjoy walking in this town of mountain peaks. As snow generally lasts in the mountains until August, Omachi is home to one of Japan’s famous 3 snow gorges, “Harinoki Sekkei”.
Recommended Mountain Climbing Courses
Introducing the recommended mountain climbing courses starting from Omachi.
- Mt. Gakidake / Mt. Karasawadake / Mt. Tsubakurodake
Mt. Eboshidake / Mt. Noguchigorodake
Mt. Suishodake / Kumonodaira
Mt. Yari / Mt. Mitsumata Rengedake / Mt. Washibadake
- Mt. Harinokidake / Mt. Rengedake / Funakubo Mountains / Mt. Kitakuzudake / Mt. Nanakuradake
- Mt. Jigatake / Mt. Kashimayari / Mt. Goryudake
Where to start? – Trailheads
- Shirasawa Trailhead for Mt. Gakidake
- Nanakura Trailhead for Funakubo Goya
- Nigorisawa Trailhead for Mt. Eboshidake
- Yumata Trailhead for Takemura Shindo Trail
- Ogisawa Station Trailhead for Mt. Harinokidake
- Ogisawa Trailhead for Mt. Jigatake & Mt. Kashimayari
- Otanihara Trailhead for Akaiwa Ridge & Mt. Kashimayari
Stay a Night in the Mountains! – Mountain Lodges
When traversing the Northern Japan Alps, choosing a location to stay the night is important.
Safety is Most Important! – Safe Mountain Climbing
Have fun climbing safely to protect yourself, and the mountain.
Casual Hiking Courses
There are lots of courses for enjoying the flowers and fall foliage.