Mount Asahi's Stunning Contrasts

Picture-postcard ponds and powerful steam vents

 By Nicole Bauer   Jul 12, 2012

Asahi-dake (Mount Asahi) in the Daisetsuzan National Park is a magical place: You can see and listen to the power of the volcano while, simultaneously experiencing an extraordinarily beautiful atmosphere. Thanks to the ropeway the ponds and steam vents are surprisingly easily accessible. From the top of the ropeway just follow the short and mostly flat walking trails, which take you around the stunning ponds and powerful steam vents, passing fields with alpine flowers in summer and fantastic autumn colors in September/October—a truly spectacular and unique landscape.

Photography by Nicole Bauer
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Anne Lauenroth a year ago
Great pictures. I'm looking forward to hiking there in August. In which season did you take these photos?
Nicole Bauer Photographer 7 months ago
Hi Anne, apologies for not responding earlier. I somehow missed this comment :-( I took the photos in June. In some parts there was still quite some snow left, but that made it even more beautiful. Hope you get a chance to visit!