Asahidake Hiking

Summer + Hokkaido = Hiking in Asahidake

Asahidake is the highest mountain in the Japanese island of Hokkaido and is located in the biggest national park of Japan: Daisetsuzan. As part of a group of volcanoes in the Ishikari Mountains, it is a very famous goal among hikers, especially in summer when the mountain is more accesible from Asahidake Onsen via Asahidake Ropeway. It is a perfect region for hiking tours thanks to its unique trails which pass through hot springs and amazing landscapes.  

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Mount Asahidake is the highest peak in Hokkaido at 2290 meters. It is possible to take a cable car to an upper part of the mountain and from there, start your two-hour hike to the summit. This last section is above the tree line and becomes somewhat challenging. It is important to be in good physical condition.


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Best time to visit

Hikers arrive at the mountain during the summer (from June to September). When winter comes up and covered it in white, this place starts receiving skiers and snowboarders


Summer here is cool and winter is extremely cold. Most of the island is affected by the humid continental climate. The average summer temperatures are 22 °C, and in winter, it can reach -12 °C

How to get there

There are 11 airports in Hokkaido, and nine of them can be reached directly from Tokyo. The largest airport is Shin-Chitose (Sapporo), where 50 flights arrive per day. You can also travel from Tokyo to Hokkaido by train: passengers can go directly from Tokyo station to Shin-Hakodate Hokuto station, via the new Shinkansen train route

More info about Hiking in Asahidake:

Asahidake is the most important tourist place in Hokkaido and attracts visitors from all over the world. To climb the mountain, you can take a cable car, available all year round. Once at the station, there is a great exploration trail, where you can enjoy the natural landscape, such as alpine plants and crater lakes. It is really a dream place for those who love hiking


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