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Epic hiking views

We visited Japan for one month and hiked all over the country. While we found many incredible... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brilliant view Happo

I went to Happo Pond. Firstly you use one gondola and two lifts, you can easily reach to the... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
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2 weeks ago
“Epic hiking views”
5 Aug 2018
“Brilliant view Happo”
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Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Japan for one month and hiked all over the country. While we found many incredible hikes, none matched the views around Hakuba. We hiked past Happo Pond to Mt Karamatsu. Once past the pond, the trail begins getting really steep and gravely, but...More

1  Thank CareerBreakAdventure
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I went to Happo Pond. Firstly you use one gondola and two lifts, you can easily reach to the starting point of Happo Pond. This starting point already has altitude of 1,900 meters, and you can fully enjoy the view from the summit train station....More

Thank GlobeTrotting678378
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the Happo pond in the summer. First taking the gondolas, then two lifts to the height of 1,800 meters then trekking to the pond. It took about 90-120 minutes. Good exercise for any ages. There are few good coffee shops and restaurants at...More

7  Thank Olivia S
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We did the hike to Happo Pond on a perfect autumn's day and we're rewarded with breathtaking views along the way. Take the Adam gondola at Happo then up 2 chairlifts (2700 yen for return ticket) to the hike start point. It took us 1...More

5  Thank XAGTKate
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

One hour hike up Mount Hakone-sanzen from ski lifts. Spectacular views. Amazing when one climbs above the clouds. Spectacular view of the reflections from the pond of the mountain peaks.

2  Thank Hak18
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

They don't allow dogs, because they say it is a national park...and so, where is the problem if it is a national park? I come from Trentino, on italian Alps and dogs are welcome everywhere. It is very sad they don't allow dogs here. They...More

2  Thank MarcoTogni
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This pond sits atop of Mt. Happo. It can be accessed from a set of lifts and a two-hour walk. Preparing your own hiking poles is recommended. The weather can change rapidly, so bring a raincoat. In mid-June, some snow can still be seen, and...More

1  Thank Chawanat N
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Take the gondola, and two chair lifts up and you and then climb for a little over an hour, and you get to sit and see amazing views.

1  Thank Swimmmer63
Reviewed 15 October 2015

If your in good shape and are willing to break a sweat I would highly recommend the hiking trail up to Mt. Karamatsu-Dake summit. The hike up there would take you about two and a half hours walking at a fairly high pace but when...More

Thank StroemCarl
Reviewed 14 August 2015

After the gondola and lifts of Happo-one, you have to walk to the lake for 1.5 hours one way. The beginning of the trekking trail is easy, but the second half is a long way of rocky, steep track. Remember to prepare your trekking poles...More

4  Thank HiroSKMT
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Response from Swimmmer63 | Reviewed this property |
Are you talking about a trip from Thailand to Japan? Or just a trip up the lifts? The lifts were about 1,800 yen round trip I think, Maybe a little bit cheaper or more expensive depending on money rates. To get to that... More