MaehoTakaDake makes the 5th summit I've climbed in the Japanese Alps so far. Being the hardest and most technical of all, it took me and my climbing partner two days to do it.
We started climbing from Kamikouchi Monday July 4th at 7 am through Dakesawa trail. It took us 3 hours to get to the first and only stop, Dakesawa Hut where we spent the night.
The next day we started climbing the hard part at 6 am. we got to the summit around 11 am, had our lunch boxes there, then started climbing down to Dakesawa Hut, then back to Kamikouchi around 4 pm.
There was a sign at the start of the climb warning people that this climb is for experts only, and I agree, I questioned myself if I could do some scary parts at time!!
If you decide to go, I recommend you do easier summits before to get a sense of how technical and hard the Japanese Alps are.
But anyway, I strongly recommend climbing the Alps even once in your time here in Japan <3