Mount Kaikoma from Mount Kurisawa
|Elevation||2,967 m (9,734 ft)|
|Listing||100 Famous Japanese Mountains|
Hokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture|
Ina, Nagano Prefecture,
|Parent range||Akaishi Mountains|
Mount Kaikoma is referred to as the eastern of the two mountains, while Mount Kisokoma is referred to as the western one. The top of the mountain appears white, because of the many white granite rock outcrops at the top of the mountain
Mount Kaikoma is one of the centers of Japanese Shugendo in the region.
There are 18 or more mountains in Japan that are referred to as the "Komagatake (Koma Mountains)" (駒ヶ岳 Koma-ga-take). Mount Kaikoma is the tallest of them all, just beating out neighboring Mount Kisokoma by 11 m (36 ft).
The other major route is a traditional one on Kuroto-One, it takes eight hours to the top.
Mountain Hut and Camp SiteEdit
There are mountain huts on Mount Kaikoma, that are opened during the mountain climbing season. There also are some specified campsites. A large one around "Kitazawa-Tōge (北沢峠)" is used as base camp for climbing Mount Kaikoma and Mount Senjō.
It is on the main ridge line in the northern part of the Akaishi Mountains.
from the Top
|Mt. Nokogiri||鋸岳||2,685 m (8,809 ft)||3.4 km (2.1 mi)||200 Famous|
|Mt. Kaikoma||甲斐駒ヶ岳||2,967 m (9,734 ft)||0 km (0 mi)||100 Famous|
|Marishiten||摩利支天||about 2,820 m (9,252 ft)||0.4 km (0.2 mi)||SouthEast Peak|
|Mount Komatsu||駒津峰||about 2,752 m (9,029 ft)||0.8 km (0.5 mi)|
|Mt. Senjō||仙丈ヶ岳||3,033 m (9,951 ft)||6.4 km (4.0 mi)||100 Famous|
|Mt. Hōō||鳳凰山||2,840 m (9,318 ft)||8.7 km (5.4 mi)||100 Famous|
|Mt. Kita||北岳||3,193 m (10,476 ft)||9.3 km (5.8 mi)||the highest mountain|
in Akaishi Mountains
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