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3-day splitboarding program in Mt Yarigatake

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A certified mountain guide invites you to a great splitboarding tour of three days in Mt Yarigatake. Reach its summit and then enjoy wild ski runs.

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Japan Alps

3 Days

Mar, Apr




With 3180 meters in height, Mt Yarigatake (or just Mt Yari) lies in the northern Japan Alps and invites splitboarders, skiers and mountaineers to be part of the selected group of people in tackling one of the top 100 mountains in Japan.

This 3-day splitboarding tour starts with an ascent to Yokoo Mountain Hut, where we’ll spend the first night. On day 2 we will hike up to Yarigatake Mountain Hut, situated 100 meters below the summit. If weather and snow conditions help, we can ski down Hidazawa or Yarizawa. Finally, on our third and last day we’ll go through Hyouga Kouen (Glacier Park) and return to Kamikochi by around 5 pm.

All these hikes take between 5 and 6 walking hours. “Walking” may mean hiking uphill using skins or snowshoes. The total distance will be 44km in the round trip. It’s mandatory to have good fitness level as well as solid backcountry skiing and splitboarding experience. Keep in mind that this tour is technically advanced so you need to be able to ski on steep slopes. The altitude change of the first day is 200-300 meters and 1,500 meters on the second day.

Are you coming? Send your request to start the booking process. I’ll be happy to guide you on the beautiful Mt Yarigatake!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Excluded from the price: transfers, accommodation and technical equipment (You can rent: Beacon, Backpack, Snowshoes JPY1,000/each; Probe, Shovel, Poles JPY500/each; Full set JPY3,500)



Yokoo Mountain Hut and Yarigatake Mountain Hut (Kata-no-koya). Accommodation fee is about JPY9,000 per person / night.

More info

For groups of more than 5 people I will bring a guide friend so we have 2 guides in a group.

Equipment: ski gear (skis, splitboard, snowboard), skins, snowshoes, boots, crampons (with more than 10 points), sunglasses, goggles, gloves, ski clothing, avalanche safety gear (beacon, probe, shovel).-

You can purchase tour photos at the end (JPY5,000 per person for all data and JPY700 if you only want one piece of photo data).

Meeting point

Will be announced after application to the tour. At the meeting point, participants can use facilities like bathroom, changing room, and you can park at our parking. However, please do not park before 7 am for snow removal.

About the guide

What people are saying about Japan Mountain Guides-

Vincent Loos


August, 2019

Fantastic region, perfect guide !


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