September 15, 2006

Yakedake Mountain 焼岳, 2455m

Yakedake, 焼岳(with the height above sea level of 2455m) is a volcano that erupts most actively in Northern Japanese Alps in recent years. It erupted many times until 1963 in the Meiji era. Nowadays, white smoke can be seen from far which consists of steam that contains hydrogen sulfide.

Since the last eruption at 1963, nowadays Yakadake is famous among mountain climbers. Climbers able to hike to the peak and make it back to the mountain foot within a day. Due to the volcanic activity surrounding Yakedake, it's a blessing for hot spring around Okuhida, Hirayu, Nakao, and in the Niibo areas.


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Lovely greenery along the path to Mount Yakedake

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Path to the peak of Mount Yakedake

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Spectacular view from Mount Yakedake

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Green plants on Mount Yakedake

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Blue sky on the peak of Mount Yakedake

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Hot steam can be seen flowing out along the path to the peak

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The peak of Mount Yakedake, 2455m

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One of the huge crater of Mount Yakedake

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An acidic lake formed around another huge crater of Mount Yakedake


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1 comments:

Eddie said...

you post so mnany good photos of Yakedake, what I am going to post in my blog? :P