Mount Kaikoma

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Mount Kaikoma
Kaikomagatake from kurisawayama 1998 10 11.jpg
Mount Kaikoma from Mount Kurisawa
Highest point
Elevation2,967 m (9,734 ft)
Listing100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Coordinates35°45′28″N 138°14′12″E / 35.75778°N 138.23667°E / 35.75778; 138.23667Coordinates: 35°45′28″N 138°14′12″E / 35.75778°N 138.23667°E / 35.75778; 138.23667
Mount Kaikoma is located in Japan
Mount Kaikoma
Mount Kaikoma
Location of Mount Kaikoma in Japan.
LocationHokuto, Yamanashi Prefecture
Ina, Nagano Prefecture,
Parent rangeAkaishi Mountains

Mount Kaikoma (甲斐駒ヶ岳, Kaikoma-ga-take) is a mountain of the Akaishi Mountains, located on the border of Hokuto in Yamanashi Prefecture, and Ina in Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan.


The peak is 2,967 m (9,734 ft) in elevation.[1] Mount Kaikoma is protected within Minami Alps National Park.[2] It is one of the landmark "100 Famous Japanese 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 Ina Valley is located between Mount Kaikoma and Mount Kisokoma.[1] Marishiten peak (摩利支天) is to the southeast.


Rivers with headwaters on Mount Kaikoma include:



The most popular route to climb this mountain is from Kitazawa Pass on Minami Alps Gravel Road. It takes four and half hours from the pass to the top.

The other major route is a traditional one on Kuroto-One, it takes eight hours to the top.

Mountain hut and campsite[edit]

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.

Nearby mountains[edit]

Nearby Mountains of Mount Kaikoma (Akaishi Mountains)

It is on the main ridge line in the northern part of the Akaishi Mountains.

Image Mountain Japanese Elevation Distance
from the Top
Kaikoma7.JPG Mt. Nokogiri 鋸岳 2,685 m (8,809 ft) 3.4 km (2.1 mi) 200 Famous
Mount Kaikoma from Komatsumine.jpg Mt. Kaikoma 甲斐駒ヶ岳 2,967 m (9,734 ft) 0 km (0 mi) 100 Famous
Kaikomagatake and Marishiten 1998 10 11.jpg Marishiten 摩利支天 about 2,820 m (9,252 ft) 0.4 km (0.2 mi) Southeast Peak
Komatumine and senjyougatake from kaikomagatake 1996 9 15.jpg Mount Komatsu 駒津峰 about 2,752 m (9,029 ft) 0.8 km (0.5 mi)
Senjogatake from Kitadake 2001-10-3.jpg Mt. Senjō 仙丈ヶ岳 3,033 m (9,951 ft) 6.4 km (4.0 mi) 100 Famous
Houousan from kaikomagatake 50 1996 9 15.jpg Mt. Hōō 鳳凰山 2,840 m (9,318 ft) 8.7 km (5.4 mi) 100 Famous
Mount Kita from Mount Nakashirane 2001-10-03.JPG Mt. Kita 北岳 3,193 m (10,476 ft) 9.3 km (5.8 mi) the highest mountain
in Akaishi Mountains
100 Famous


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Mount Kaikoma. (in Japanese) Minami Alps Net. Accessed July 1, 2008.
  2. ^ Minami Alps National Park Archived 2011-03-22 at the Wayback Machine(Ministry of the Environment (Japan))

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