This small mountain isn't very high but you gt a lot for your buck. From the top you get some stunning views .
From the car park you head out on a dirt trail for 30 minutes that will bring you to junction.
There are two trails going left and right. Both trails will take you to the top but I suggest you take the right trail up and down by the left trail. The right trail is a short route up and a bit easier. The left trail is a bit longer and has a couple of short rope sections which I think is better coming for coming down on.
|The trail heading up|
|View from the top|
|The sign at the top|
|One of the rope sections heading down|
|The view looking down heading down|
The trail is open from June to October.
The best season is autumn which is from late September to mid or late October.
|The car park and start and finish point of the hike|
From Sapporo JR Train Station you take route 5 north. As you are driving route 5 will change to route 231. You take route 231 out of Sapporo up the west coastline for about 90 minutes to 2 hours you will come to a small town and route 451 which will be on your right. You will see the peak stick out and very easy to see if it is a clear day. Head down the road for about 10 minutes until you come to the sign to the hike on your left. The sign is big wooden one and the Japanese letters are painted in yellow and green.
Turn left and drive about 190 meters down the dirt road to you come to the car park.
|The road sign on route 451|
How to get to Kogane-yama from Sapporo
|View from the road (route 451)|