THE most unmistakable natural landmark in the vicinity, Mount Yotei cries out to be climbed in summer and winter.
While it’s only half the height of Mt. Fuji, it’s a heck of a lot tougher to climb. The car park is at the base, and from there you climb, and climb carrying your own food and drink, for close to four hours. The hike doesn’t have to stop at the top, you can also circumnavigate the crater for full 360˚ views before heading down.