We started the hike at a trail-head located close to the departure point of the Kanden Tunnel Trolleybus. The climbing up the ridge is fairly easy and steady: there is no need for chains of ladders along the way. This trail eventually leeds you to the ridge linking mount Narusawa to mount Iwagoyazawadake :
Then we headed east over the Jiigatake and then North towards the Yarikatake. Until we reached the hut south of the Kashima-Yarigatake. We spent the night there and of course I took the time to take some panoramic shots:
Here’s a particularly awesome sunset shot taken from the hut:
After a well deserved rest, we woke up early the next morning (5AM) to start our ascent of the Kashima-Yarigatake. A short walk north brought us to the tent site where many climbers spend the night.
Unfortunately, bad weather set in as we were ascending the Kashima yarigatake so we did not get to enjoy the impressive view of the Tateyama mountain. Nevertheless, my first experience in a Mountain hut was very enjoyable. This is the website for information on the huts, but I haven’t found info in English.