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1-Day Hiking to Mt. Nikko Shirane

1-Day Hiking to Mt. Nikko Shirane
1-Day Hiking to Mt. Nikko Shirane
1-Day Hiking to Mt. Nikko Shirane
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.


1 Day

Jun - Oct




* 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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Cable car fare: 2000yen.


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel Yamanouchi Japan
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Nakadanaso Yamanouchi Japan
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Biyu no Yado Ryokan Yokoyu Yamanouchi Japan
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

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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What people are saying about Yukio



We had a great day with Yukio. It was a very nice mix of hiking with great views and culture.



Yukio was a wonderful guide! Very much enjoyed this hike outside of the hustle and bustle of the tourist traps in Hakone, but still seeing all of the main attractions! Very enjoyable!



Yukio was GREAT! We realized our hotel was far away from our original planned meeting place so Yukio drove to our hotel to pick us up and created a whole new itinerary last minute to explore the area around Fuji Five Lakes. Yukio was also very consciousness about the weather and picked places that would work best for the rainy day that we had. He was extremely knowledgeable and continually told us interesting facts about the sights we visited. 100% would recommend!



The weather was not the best for a hike in the mountain but Yukio made it great. The trail was great the views would have been I’m sure. Yukio was great to talk with, had lots of information about the areas history and culture. The itinerary was wonderful with the hike, cable car, and train rides. I would recommend this day hike to anyone climb over and into a volcano.

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