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Discover the stunning scenery and magnificent trail on one of Japan’s 100 famous mountains!

Nestled into the Japanese Alps, hiking to the top of Mount Shirouma makes for a fun and exciting three-day adventure. Enjoy the hospitality of traditional Japanese mountain lodges while walking through gorgeous scenery and taking in breathtaking views. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in Mount Shirouma. The mountains are calling!

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What should I know about Hiking Mount Shirouma?

At nearly 3,000 meters of elevation, Mount Shirouma is the 26th tallest mountain in Japan and the highest in the Hakuba section of the Hida Range. This means panoramic views of the surrounding forests and mountains await at its summit. During the autumn, the landscape looks as if it has been painted with plenty of red, orange and yellow leaves.

Most hikers opt to go on the three-day tour, heading to the summit of Mount Shirouma and two other peaks outside of Hakuba. Along the way, walkers will discover the famous hot spring, Babadani Onsen; the Grand Snowy Valley; and Tsugaike Nature Park.

Why should I choose Mount Shirouma for my Hiking adventure?

Stunning scenery

Mount Shirouma is a stunningly scenic place to head out on a hike. Among the many reasons hikers choose to come here each year is for Kurobe Gorge, which is especially stunning in the autumn with the changing leaves. Views from the summit of the mountain are fantastic as well. A sea of mountains and forests is visible in every direction.

Go hut-to-hut

Most guides recommend taking three-day hut-to-hut trip to get up and around Mount Shirouma. This allows hikers to walk through all of the area’s incredible scenery and visit the famous famous hot springs in the area. Staying at the huts also provides a cultural experience that you just won’t get with camping.

Hakuba Sanzan

Mount Shiroumayari (2,903 meters), Mt Shakushi (2,812 meters) and Mt Shiroma (2,932 meters) are the three famous mountains of Hakuba. Most guides will recommend hiking them all, in order to get varied and plentiful views, as well as see some of the exquisite backcountry in the Hida Mountains. The three-day trek should be a must-do on every hiker’s bucket list.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Mount Shirouma?

During the summer, average daily temperatures on Mount Shirouma range from 17 ºC to 23 ºC. Summer is generally the wettest time of year, with the peak receiving about 10 rainy days per month.

How can I get to Mount Shirouma?

Any trip to Mount Shirouma begins with a flight into Toyama Airport (TOY), which can be reached by a direct flight from Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai. From here, Hakuba – at the foot of Mount Shirouma – can be reached in two hours by car and slightly;y longer by bus.

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What currency is accepted around Mount Shirouma?

Yen (JPY)

When is the best time to travel to Mount Shirouma for Hiking?

June to September

What people are saying about Hiking |



Due to bad weather conditions, we could not hike the Shirouma-dake. Munehiro provided 2 beautiful aternatives instead (Mt. Karamatsu and Jiigatake), and that was very good. Thanks!

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