Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower

Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower

Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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kangtan
Singapore, Singapore55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Family
We were in the Biei region and have booked a hotel at Shirogane onsen. The view point is just 10 mins drive from Shirogane and can be combined with a visit to the blue pond if you are not staying in the area.

From the view points, you can see the daisetsuzan mountains up close and the unblocked views of forest all the way towards eastern hokkaido. When we were there, there were still ice/snow on the mountains and this made the views so special to us.

The kids had a great time playing on the leftover ice/snow on the base of the mountains - yes, this sounds silly but we are from the tropical climate.

The views from Shirogane to the viewpoint are also great and there is a parking place on the left about 3 km from Shirogane. You can then walk up or down the road to enjoy the views.
Written 9 June 2013
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Simplyko
Perth, Australia388 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We drove here as a start point to our hike up Tokachidake. There was a registry book in case someone is missing. It logs what time you set off, how many people, age and contact. When you finish your hike, you have to sign out. It took us a good 6 hours up and down. It was very steep and difficult at some point. We had to climb up with hands. It would be great if we were more prepared, like hiking poles and gloves, and better shoes. My partner had a tumble which drew quite a lot of blood. But he made it to the peak and took some awesome pictures. I was too tired and unfit to make it up the the peak, so I sat at the plateau just beneath the peak. That was a very steep and rocky climb up with hands and crawling. At the top, we could smell Sulphur and also see it coming off the side of the mountain as it is on Volcanic Activity Level 1 when we visited. Overall, the paths are very rocky and there are some paint markings along the way to ensure you are on the right track. A few steep drops in the area, so be careful. Bring a cap, lots of water, pee bag(no toilets along the way and peeing on rocks was not allowed on the mountain), good hiking shoes with deep grooves, gloves, hiking pole, snacks and food. Would love to challenge that mountain again.
Written 27 August 2017
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toga1k
San Francisco, CA2,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
After the visit to the Blue Pond, we continued our journey through the hills and we were really glad to stop at the vista point. We lucked out that the storm had passed a couple days earlier so was sunny and quite pleasantly warm even though the ground had snow and the mountains were snow covered. Great vista point to view the 360 degrees of the mountain ranges and the Biei and Furano valleys below in the DaiSetSuZan (Big Snow Mountain) national park. Worth the stop for some great photo opps.
Written 3 November 2015
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Matan Katz
Jerusalem, Israel191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
The place offers very good views of the surrounding area, but in terms of hiking the options are quite limited. Visitor center is also quite small and doesn't offer too much.
Written 24 January 2020
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JRP-Bkk
Bangkok, Thailand1,758 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Couples
You’ll need a car to get here but it’s a nice break for the crowds of the blue pond . I still think it’s worth the drive for the fantastic views .
Written 29 July 2019
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Toh_CH
Singapore, Singapore149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Family
Went in early June. There was a few tiny snow patches left past the rocks. Did not manage to walk up all the way as it needed walking sticks. There was a Humvee with few soldiers training to run up. Saw some elderly walking / hiking up slowly.
Written 5 July 2019
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sehling
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
We came here end of September and the view of autumn foliage across the mountain range was stunning. The weather was quite cold. It showered for a bit and the wind was strong. There is an information center with information and display of the mountain range. Toilets are available too. There is also ample of parking space. Worth a visit for a great view of Mt. Tokachi.
Written 19 October 2017
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Tony C
Hong Kong, China111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
I came here at the end of September and you can still see the autumn colors. The spot was about 3 minutes from the free parking. You can see different mountains with totally different landscapes all at once. This place was a bit far but definitely worth the drive. The drive itself was a lot of fun too. Even the driver gets to enjoy the road!
Written 4 October 2017
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Jason L
Singapore, Singapore461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
My 1st Self-drive (F&E) tour. My 1st visit to Japan.

I LOVE this place. We can see that the mountains still cover with snow. We happened to see a deer when we are on our way to the Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower. The scenery is awesome.
Written 10 June 2016
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,511 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Visited this place along the way to Shirohige Falls and Blue Pond. We were let down by the weather. When we arrived and parked our car, it was initially drizzling and windy. We decided to walk towards the observation point. Before we could reach there, the weather changed drastically, with small hail stones hitting rapidly on our faces and jackets. We had no choice but ran back towards our car for shelter and then continued our journey. Did not have a chance to enjoy the mountain view. May be worth dropping by if you are along the way.
Written 21 October 2015
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