Mount Tarumae (樽前山, Tarumae-zan) is located in the Shikotsu-Toya National Park in Hokkaidō, Japan. It is located near both Tomakomai and Chitose towns and can be seen clearly from both. It is on the shores of Lake Shikotsu, a caldera lake. Tarumae is a 1,041 metre active andesitic stratovolcano, with a lava dome.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Mount Tarumae by using our Tomakomai trip planner.
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The trail starts from the parking area and takes about 50 minutes one way at normal speed. Despite it being a 1 km ascend, the trail is fairly steep and about 40% of it is on loose gravel/stones so... more »
We rented a car and drove to the parking lot. As mentioned in the earlier posts, the toilet is what you would expect in national parks; flies, smell etc. The trail starts inside some dense bushes... more »
Great short hike spot! We spent about 2.5hours for up and down including taking a rest few times on the way and top of the mountain. The parking area is quite limited so recommend to go early morning especially if you are going on the weekend. The path is very slippery so recommend to wear proper hike shoes.
Great walk around an active volcano.
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