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Mt. Kuro (1,984m) is known as the most beautiful mountain in Hokkaido's Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group. It is also known as an easily accessible mountain, great for novice climbers and families. Enjoy the alpine plants on the way to the summit, and the breathtaking snowy landscape of Daisetuzan from there.
Sounkyo, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa, Hokkaido
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Daisetsuzan is known as the earliest place to see fall foliage in Japan. The leaves begin to change color in early September and entire area is blanketed in beautiful autumn colors.
Take a Dohoku Bus from JR Kamikawa Station, and get off at the Sounkyo bus stop. It is a 30-minute ride.
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