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Mount Tate

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Mount Tate (立山 Tateyama) is a mountain in the Northern Alps of Toyama prefecture, Japan.

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At 3,015m, Tateyama is one of Japan's tallest mountains, and is considered one of both Japan's Three Famous Mountains and Japan's Three Holy Mountains.

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Toyama is a popular starting point for day expeditions to climb Tateyama. Return trip tickets can be purchased from Toyama Dentetsu station (next to JR Toyama), for about ¥5000. An early start is advised and so is checking the weather beforehand. The journey comprises about one hour by train, then a transfer to the Bijodaira cable car (funicular), followed by a 50 minute bus trip.

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Check out the Murodo crater lake before beginning the ascent, which may be a challenging climb for the inexperienced. Of the triple-peaked Tateyama range, the most popular climb is the peak named Oyama, from which, on a clear day, it is possible to see Mt Fuji.

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