South-East slope of Kirigamine, view from Mt. Royal Hill
|Elevation||1,925 m (6,316 ft)|
|Location||Nagano Prefecture, Japan|
The tallest peak of Mount Kirigamine is Mount Kuruma, on which there is a weather radar site. Most of the mountain is covered in grass with sparse bushes and rocks. The South and East sides are suitable for gliding with a narrow landing zone in the vicinity of a parking lot and a huge emergency landing at the West side of the mountain. The South-East cliffs are soarable at wind above 3 meters. The North part is equipped with ski-lifts.
Vehicle access to the bottom of Kirigamine does not require four-wheel drive but snow chains may be necessary if there is heavy snow.