What is Mt.Karamatsu??
(長野県 北安曇郡 白馬村 北城八方）
|Best seoson||Mid June – Mid October|
|Difference of elevation||860m
|Parking||The nearest pariking lot
Happo Gondola Parking lot（八方ゴンドラ駐車場） (600yen/day)
|Train Station||Shinjuku Station (SinMinami Exit)
|Bus station||Busta Shinjuku (Sinjuku Expressway
|Trailhead||Happoike Sanso (Happo Ike hut) 八方池山荘|
|Hut||1.Happoike Sanso (八方池山荘）
2.Karamatsu Sanso (唐松山荘）
The course map
Going by bus
-The way there-
Basta Shinjuku (the Shinjuku express bus terminal)
Hakuba Happo bus stop
Happo Station of Happo gondola lift ‘Adam’
Happoike Sanso (Happo pond hut)
- Located at Shinjuku New South Exit (Sin minami exit/新南口 of Shinjuku station)
- The deperture floor is on the 4th floor
- This Bus: Sawayaka Sinshu-go (さわやか信州号）from Alpico bus
Ticket can be bought at ticket counters. Or you can reserve the ticket through the website.Express Bus Hakuba
Fare: 6,200 yen
Time of departure: PM11:05 (You have to be there until PM10:50)
Time of arrive : AM5:45
✳︎Bus will stop rest spot for 2 break times and driver’s nap time.
✳︎Push a button before you get off.
✳︎Most Express Buses are equipped with toilets.
②Shirouma Happo bus stop
Walk along the pink way toward the Happo Station where you can take Happo gondola lift ‘Adam’. It takes about 8 mins.
Since there are some maps one the way, it is not difficult to find the way to the lift station.
③To go Happo ike sanso(the trailhead) You have to change lifts 3times.
Fare: 2,900yen(round trip)
Timetable itinerary on weekends of June-October
Depertuer terminal is on the 4th floor.
Bus tickets counter, a convenience store, and ATM are available.
Bus will leave at PM11:05,
but you should be there at least 15mins before your bus leaves.
Bus leaves exactly on time.
Happo information center is in front of the bus stop.
(it opens at 6:00 to 18:00)
A Small shop, toilets, ATM, bus tickets and Free Wifi are avaival.
There is a convenience store is 1min from there.
It opens at 8:00. (It opens earlier on weekends and during summer vacation.)
We recommend arrive before it opens,because people may make a long lines.
It spends about 10min to walk from the Happo information center(the bus stop).
The trailhead of Mt.Karamatsu
One of a landmarks
Great view spot of Mt. Sirouma and Happo Ike (pond)
One of landmarks
snow stays all year round.
Autumn colors are lovely around here.
One of landmarks
you start to walk ridge line from here.
This hut is opened only from mid-June to mid-October.(14th.Oct)
Toilets are available during the hut is opened. 300yen for user fees.
(No toilets outside of the hut. )
LUNCH TIME for 30min.
Leave at PM12:15
Toilets and a small shops is avail here.
It’s time to take a lift and go back home.
show your lift ticket when you get off a lift.
The last lift leaves around at 4:30.
Check the time before you start trekking.
going back to Happo information center on foot.
There is a Onsen (hot spring) just across the road of the information center.
Hakuba Happo onsen : http://hakuba-happo-onsen.jp/english/
open from AM 9:00 to PM 9:30
Sawayaka Sinshugo (さわやか信州号） from Alpico BusHakuba Express bus
✳︎only available on weekends and summer vacation season.
Bus leave from Sirouma Happo bus stop in front of the Happo information center at PM5:15
≪Other ways to going back to Tokyo≫
PM3:55 Hakuba Happo Bus stop (alpico bus bound for Nagano station)
PM 7:30Nagano station east exit (alpico bus bound for Sinjuku)
Nagano Station (Shinkansen (bullet train) bound for Tokyo)
Bus may be delayed depending on traffic congestion.
There are two break time for 10mins.