Kuroyuri Hyutte is a high mountain hut based in Northern Yatsugatake Mountains and opened all year.
Yatsugatake Range is in Nagano prefecture, the one where Olympics were held in 1998, and you can admire Mount Fuji from those peaks.
Kuroyuri Hyutte elevation is about 2,400 meters. This lodge is famous for its surrounding beginner friendly winter trails.Every year, many hikers visit these mountains.
Come and stay in Kuroyuri Hyutte to experience various routes, from trekking to even high level ones, for pleasure and, or practice.
From Tokyo to the Climbing starting point in Nagano prefecture, Chino city,
you can choose between two starting points in that area to Kuroyuri Hyutte: Shibunoyu or Karasawa Kousen.
|Tokyo||a limited express "Azusa", "super Azusa".
Take the train JR Chuo Line, at Shinjuku-station.
It takes 2 and a half hour from Tokyo to Chino.
|Chino Station|| You can go from "Shibunoyu" by bus or taxi.
Bus stop number is "1".
(No bus for "Karasawakousen".)
It takes 40 minutes from Chino Station by car, to the climbing starting point "Shibunoyu" or "Karasawakousen".
From Tokyo to “Shibunoyu” or Karasawakousen" ,
it’s about 200km.
|Tokyo|| Take the Chuo expressway, from Tokyo to Suwa Interchange.
It takes approximately 3 hours from Tokyo to Suwa IC.
|It takes about 1 hour from Suwa IC to the Climbing starting point "Shibunoyu" or "Karasawakousen".
There is a municipal management parking lot (charge fee), and a Ryokan (Japanese style hotel) with a Onsen (Japanese hot spring) called "Shibugotenyu", at that starting point. Admission fee for the bath only is available.
There is no public transportation available. Accessible only by taxi or car.There is a Chino city management parking lot （free）.
There's a Ryokan with Onsen of the same name "Karasawa Kousen". Bath admission only is available.
!! CAREFUL !!
Karasawa Kousen hotel is closed during winter. There is no snow removing service on that road during winter, so no access possible during winter.
Information on Yatsugatake around the Kuroyuri Hyutte.
Yatsugatake is located in the center of Japan. The range formation results from heavy continuous activities of a huge zone, like the one called Fossa Magna crossing under the Japan island, which ended by dividing it into the western and the eastern Japan.
Yatsugatake Alpine Plants
You can observe different plants depending on the season.
Low zone (under 1,500m altitude) ― Akamatsu (Japanese Red Pine – Pinus densiflora), Karamatsu (Japanese Larch – Larix kaempferi, Shirakaba (White Birch – Betula platyphylla), Kikyou(Balloon flower – Platydodon grandifloras), Genno-Shouko (Geranium thunbergii), Ominaeshi(Patrinia scabiosifolia)
Middle zone (between 1,500m and 2,500m) ― Shirabiso (Veitch’s fir – Abies veitchii), Dakekanba (Erman’s Birch – Betula ermanii), Kokemomo (cowberry/ lingonberry – Vaccinium vitis-idaea), Gozen-Tachibana (Canadian bunchberry – Cornus canadense), Iwakagami(Schizocodon soldanelloides).
|East Tengudake||Altitude 2,640m|
There are several lakes around Yatsugatake.
For example, Suribachi-ike found near Tengu-dake is said to be mysterious as the water disappears in summer time. You can watch a different plant by the four seasons. Shirakoma-no-ike is the largest high lake in Japan.
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