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2-day hike and abseil in Mt Hoshianadake, Gunma

Experience the rugged beauty of the weathered rock formations of Mount Hoshianadake. Join Junichiro, JMGA-certified, and hike and abseil on one of Japan’s most scenic spots, in the Gunma Prefecture.

Duration2 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


Set among the peaks of the Myogisan massif, hike among its hidden beauty as I also guide you in abseiling 50 meters high and soar through the mountain range.

The rugged rocks of the range have been sculpted into dramatic forms, offering stunning panoramas.

Beginning at the Happudaira Trail we enter the mountain. As we continue onwards we discover the rock formation of Meiwa (Female Rock). Here we practice abseiling before heading to Oiwa (Male Rock). After we continue following the Happudaira Trail, staying overnight at the Tounkan Hotel.

The second day begins with a spiritual presence as we trek to the Nakano-Take Shrine, famous for Japan’s largest golden statue (20m) of the God of Wealth. Continuing forward to Todoroki-Iwa and Hoshiana-dake, we will enjoy our second day of abseiling.

Our tour will end around 3pm at Matsuida Station of the Shinetsu Honsen Line.

Don’t worry if you have never hiked or abseiled before. This tour is suitable for both previous hikers and first timers. As long as you have a good level of fitness this trip is for you.

Reserve your place now to experience the Japanese natural beauty. Hike and abseil in one of Japan’s most stunning scenic spots.

Meeting point

Meet at 9:00am at Yokokawa Station, on the Shinetsu Honsen Line, Gunma Prefecture



About the guide

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I had a crush on Mt. Hodaka when I first came to Karasawa Cirque by helicopter to work for Karasawagoya Mountain Hut.
I was struck by its amazing landscape from above.
Since then I have been working in the mountain range in a lot of different ways.
First, as a hut worker for 4 years, then as a member of the prefectural mountain rescue team for 6 years.
And last year I started my career as a professional mountain guide.

I'm deeply in love with not only the nature but also the people attracted to the mountains.

Why don't you join me to enjoy the unique beauty of the Japanese mountains which are not easily accessible to all!

I am a JMGA alpine guide, but I also hold the Nagano prefectural special interpreter licence for English, as well as am a qualified First Aid Basic Provider certified by the Japanese Society of Mountain Medicine.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 46392 each

Group of 2

JPY 46392 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Transportation (7,000JPY) and accommodation are not included in the price.

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