Akadake Ginsendai, Hokkaido, Japan

4.5 (48 reviews) Spent Ranking #6 in Kamikawa-gun Mountains

Autumn foliage at its best

Hiked Akadake as part of a full day trip from Ginsendai to Akadake, then Midoridake and finishing at Kogen Onsen. Breathtaking views of the autumn foliage, with an amazingly colored wall already visible in less than 1 hour, I advise a full day hike to fully enjoy what this amazing place has to offer. Check bus timetables when you go in the Autumn foliage season.


Sounkyo, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun 078-1701 Hokkaido



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Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 22:48

User Ratings

4.5 based on (48 reviews)



  • 5Oren M 5:00 PM Oct 1, 2019
    Wonderful place
    Allthough we did only short part of the path, the way up is amazing (and long, and narrow). We were lucky enough to be acompanied by a fox. This itself was worth the long and hard drive up

  • 4gringreen 5:00 PM Sep 26, 2019
    Good views and was fun
    Took bus from Sounkyo Bus Station and changed at Lakeside for Ginsendai. Purpose going there was to view Autumn Foliage but it was not the peak yet. Timing is crucial. Anyway, we got to experience hiking up on icy grounds. Certain parts are quite steep. Going up is still easier compared to descending which is pretty slippery. Be sure to wear gaiters, good crampons, waterproof clothes, bring hiking poles, sun hat and sunglasses. It was snow all the way from trailhead to the top. Takes about 3hrs one way so give yourself ample time to catch the last bus back. Timetable can be found at the Sounkyo Bus Station. Subject to weather conditions, bus may not operate. Toilet is only at Trailhead. Be sure to sign in and out at Trailhead.
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