I went out to Mt.Tateyama in Toyama Prefecture on April 27-28 (2019).
The first day, it was bad weather as the forecast said. I set up the tent in a blizzard and coldness below -10 degrees Celsius. But the wind stopped in the evening, and the unbelievable star-filled sky appeared in the middle of the night!
The next day, it was clear and sunny with no wind. I traversed Mt.Tateyama's three peaks (Mt.Oyama, Mt.Onanji and Mt.Fuji-no-oritate) while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the mountains and seeing the snow grouses that appeared in front of me. Those two days were like condensed charms of snowy mountains.
After a while, Mt.Tateyama will be a summer mountain filled with alpine plants. I always think that Mt.Tateyama is the best mountain resort in Japan with different attractions by seasons.
At Raichozawa campsite. I set up the one-person tent in the snowstorm.
The second morning. Mt.Tateyama's three peaks (from right to left on the trapezoidal shape: Mt.Oyama, Mt.Onanji and Mt.Fuji-no-oritate) seen from the Raichozawa campsite.
Mt.Fuji, Mt.Yari and Mt.Hodaka were clearly visible from the top of Mt.Oyama, the main peak of Mt.Tateyama.
Mt.Tsurugi was seen beside the shrine at the top of Mt.Oyama.
A pair of snow grouses appeared in front of me while traversing.