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3-day Mountaineering Tour in Karasawadake West Ridge, Okuhotakatake

3-day Mountaineering Tour in Karasawadake West Ridge, Okuhotakatake | undefined

Enjoy an exciting 3-day mountaineering tour in Karasawadake West Ridge, Okuhotakatake, with a certified mountain guide in Japan.

Japan Alps

+1 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec


Let’s enjoy popular and the shortest route to second highest mountain, Mt. Okuhodakatake with me!

This tour takes route through famous Karasawadake West Ridge to ascent Mt. Okuhotakatake. I am sure you will have wonderful experience on this tour that we carry tent by ourselves and spend nights on camp. I can say this is the route we can go back to the starting point of alpinism. It might become one of your  unforgettable mountaineering experiences.

Best tour period:
December – March (the best period is from year end to new year )

Tour duration:
3 days – plus 2 more days for extra days
We will stay overnight in tent.

Required technical level:
The tour route is mainly go walking on flat course, but sometimes we will go steep slope with snow or rocky area. During walking those area, we need to use rope for secure.

Required fitness level:
For those who can walk 10 hours a day or more than 1,000m difference of elevation. There might be large up-down during walking. Also, during the tour, we might stay overnight at tent.

Previous experience:
Previous experience on the winter mountaineering is required. The participants of this tour need to know how to use winter mountaineering gear and rope work.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

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What people are saying about Japan

Jun is a responsible and reliable guide. He is also knowledgeable on the local flora and fauna and managed to show us quite a few interesting alpine flowers, birds and animals. He is kind and helpful and converses well in English. I will not hesitate to recommend him to any anyone needing an English speaking guide in Japan.


As for Kikuo-san, we both really liked her.  She is very pleasant.  A bit quiet spoken in a good way.  She obviously knows the Akan region very well, as she lives inside the national park.  She has very responsible and well organised.  I would have her guide us again, when we go back to the area.



Fantastic region, perfect guide !



Just back from Hakuba –Japan and I’m so pleased to confirm we got such a great experience with Iwao who has provided a service above all expectations. Indeed assisting a family confronted to a new environment requires a certain level of patience and attention and all the family appreciated his sense of responsibilities and seriousness which allowed us to really enjoy this region by experiencing touring, hicking and of course skiing in immaculate powder. Iwao was very discreet but always acted to ensure we could take the best of all Hakuba mountains could offer to us during these 5 days.This experience will for sure remain in all our minds for long and this will be mainly thanks to Iwao ! Best, Arnaud



We had a wonderfull ski touring trip with Iwao in Gunma. Iwao brought us in various beautifull landscapes to found very good spring snow. He is a very professional guide that can adapt to clients will and conditions! We had great time sharing our experiences about nature and mountains. The second day, we had a long tour with beautiful views on gunma's region and finissing along a river in an amazing forest. It was great fun to wait the last train in the midel of nowhere at sunset to come back to our village! Iwao has perfectly organised the trip bringing me to nice local onsen, restaurant and hôtel! Wonderfull trip to recommand!

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