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1-Day Hiking to Mt. Nikko Shirane

Explore the rich natural beauty of the emerald green lakes at the summit of Mt. Nikko Shirane with local mountain guide Yukio.

Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Get to the summit of Mt. Nikko Shirane.

  • Discover stunning esmerald lakes in the mountains.

  • Contemplate great views of beautiful peaks.


Hike to the summit of Mt. Nikko Shirane and enjoy the rich natural beauty of the emerald green Goshiki Lakes.

Mt. Nikko Shirane (2,578m) is one of Japan’s hundred most celebrated mountains. The famous Hyakumeisan peak is located in the Nikko National Park. Only 2 hours from Tokyo and near to Nikko’s famous World Heritage Site cultural shrines and temples.

Located on the Gunma/Tochigi prefectural border just north of Lake Shuzenji, it is the highest mountain of the Tohuku region. The peak has incredible emerald green volcanic lakes, the Goshiki numa. They are part of a stunning panoramic landscape all the way out to Mt. Fuji.

I will guide this 8-kilometer / 7-hour round trip excursion by using a combination of hiking and cable cars. The scenery will change along the route from flowers to forest, culminating in the majestic volcanic lake landscape at the top of the peak.

On a fine day, the following mountains can be seen:

Mt. Hotaka (West), Mt. Shibutsu (North west), Mt. Hiuchigatake (North), Mt. Suzugatake (South west) and the mountains of the Nikko area overall.

Good transport within Nikko allows travelers to visit many sightseeing spots before or after hiking the mountain.

Hike up to the summit with me and experience the amazing volcanic crater lakes up there! Please contact me for more information!

I also lead a 3-day hike in Nikko National Park. Check it out!



About the guide

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I have enjoyed climbing mountains since I was a high school boy. Since then, I've also lived and worked in the Netherlands for 10 years and in the US for 7 years, where I have enjoyed climbing in the alps and in the Yosemite, and ski mountaineering in the alps.

After my return to Japan, I rediscovered the beauty of Japan's nature and its mountains. I would be very happy to share this with you, not only through climbing, but together with good local sake and food, and some photography under the stars.

I guide through the season, and my favourite mountains are my local mountains that are in Tanzawa area as well as Hakkoda in Aomori, in the North. My passion also includes photography. I will be able to give you lots of tips on mountain photography even if only have smartphone or compact digital cameras.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 30928 each

Group of 2

JPY 15464 each

Group of 3

JPY 10310 each

Group of 4

JPY 7732 each

Group of 5

JPY 6186 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Cable car fare: 2000yen.

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