Happo-one / Sunny & Cloudy 2021.Sep.25
The additional early morning operation for the sunrise has been decided. However, it was announced just before this weekend, so only half of the parking area in front of Cafeteria Kurobishi was full at 5:00 a.m. this morning and there was no line for Kurobishi No.3 Pair. At the Cloud Sea Deck (Photo), I heard people were amazed with the beautiful morning glow, “How beautiful!”, “The contrast of the cloud sea and sunrise is wonderful!” and “It will be a good day thanks to this special view.”
[Cloud Sea Deck, Kurobishi-daira]
My thermometer showed +9 degrees when I left from Kurobishi-daira. While on the way from Kurobishi-daira to Happo-ike Sanso Hut, the autumn tints were glowing in orange with the sunrise all around me. We could enjoy the great view of the sea of clouds from the early morning. Even when I reached Happo-one Nature Trail, I stopped to look behind to see it again and again at every altitude.
[Happo-ike Sanso Hut – Shakujii Cairn, Happo-one Nature Trail]
I arrived at Happo-ike pond at around 7:00 a.m, but the fogs came up so fast from the south and covered the peaks of the Northern Alps. Some people unfortunately missed it said, “I did not get it…” It was so cool that I felt cold while taking a rest at Happo-ike Pond and wore a jacket.
[Happo Cairn – Happo-ike Pond, Happo Nature Trail]
In Shimo-no-kanba, I was impressed with the bright red of Nanakamado and orange Kaede. The peak of Dakekanba will last for more some days and we can enjoy the autumn tints of Shimo-no-kanba until the upper part of October. After that, I kept walking up toward Mt. Karamatsu to check the upper limit of the autumn tints.
[Shimo-no-kanba, Trail to Mt. Karamatsu]
[Happo-one Nature Trail Availability Information]
*Summer Season … Jun. 5, 2021 (Sat.)－Jun. 6, 2021 (Sun.), Jun. 12, 2021(Sat.)－Oct. 31, 2021 (Sun.)
*Opening Hour … Happo Alpen Line 7:00 a.m. (9/11, 9/12, 9/18 – 9/20), 8:00 a.m.(Weekdays in 9/6 – 9/17), Kurobishi Line 7:15 a.m. (9/11, 9/12, 9/18 – 9/20), 8:15 a.m. (Weekdays in 9/6 – 9/17)
*Prices … Happo Alpen Line Round-trip / Adult: JPY3,000, Child: JPY1,850 → Advance Ticket Adult:2,700, Child JPY1,640 (Please go to the gondola station directly without exchanging the ticket), Shinshu 4 Ticket Set / JPY9,800 (Valid on 4 days during the operation period, multiple ticket can be used at once for multiple people)
Happo-one Nature Trail:
Jun. 5－Jun. 6, 2021
Jun. 12－Oct. 31, 2021
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Hakuba Kanko Kaihatsu：
TEL. +81 261-72-3280
Kitaone Kogen Highland：
TEL. +81 261-72-2715
Happo-one Tourism Association：
TEL. +81 261–85-2870