Ichinokura-sawa is one of the most notorious locations for climbers in the whole of Japan. It is part of the impressive Mount Tanigawa. This location features in the novel Kuraimāzu Hai (‘Climber’s High’) by Hideo Yokoyama and also in the 2005 NHK dramatization and 2008 film based on the novel. The walk from Doai station to this point is around 6km and takes you past other sits that feature in the novel and dramatizations, such as the Tanigawa Ropeway. Ichinokura-sawa itself is an impressive sight. Snow and ice are visible throughout the summer and can be found close to the path.

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