We went to see North Alps.
Yakedake mountain. 2455 meters high above sea level.
Just arriving Shin-hotaka Onsen or Shin-hotoka hot spring area in Gifu prefecture, we can see this mountain.
We need to go to the observation platform by cable car two times.
We got on this cable car at first.
Then we got on the two storied cable car to the observation platform.
The observation platform is located 2156 meters above sea level.
The snowman welcomed us. He is about 2 and half meters high.
Pinetrees were coverd with heavy snow.
We could see many mountains from the platform.
Yakedake mountain. This mountain looks very different when we see from Shin-hotaka hot spring area.
Yarigatoke(3180meters). This mountain is located far away, so it looks not so high. Yari means a spear. This mountain looks like a spear point.
NIshihotokadake, zooming up.
Japanese Alps were named by William Gowland from Uk at the end of 19 century and were introduced in Uk by Wolter Weston.
At that time,there was no concept of mountclimbing in Japan.
So Wolter Weston is called The father of mountclimbing in Japan.
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