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Hakuba area

4-mountain traverse in the Hakuba area

This 3-day trip will take you across one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Japan in the company of local JMGA-certified guide Hirofumi.


Japan Alps


3 Days


Jun - Oct






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During this 4-mountain traverse in the Hakuba area, we'll cross the stunning Ushiro Tateyama mountain range. We'll go from Mt Karamatsu (2696m) to Mt Goryu (2814m) to Mt Kashimayari (2889m), and the more advanced can also reach the Mt Jigatake summit (2670m).

This 3-day hike is a great way to get to know the Hakuba area, straddled between the Nagano and the Toyama Prefectures in Japan. This area is very popular among hikers in the summer and skiers in the winter.

Two long ridges — the Happoo ridge and the Toomi ridge — connect these mountains. During our traverse, we'll enjoy incredible views of the mountains in this beautiful area of the Japan Alps.

You need a good fitness level to be able to enjoy these 3 days of hiking. Although the route doesn't present any technical difficulties, it can be quite challenging, especially if you wish to climb to the Mt Jigatake summit.

This 4-mountain traverse in the Hakuba area is a great way to discover these beautiful mountains. Contact me now and we'll start organizing your trip!

You can also check out some of the other hiking options I offer in this area: hiking to the Mt Shirouma summit and Hakuba's 3 mounts and Yari Onsen.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


What is the best time of the year for this hike?

The mountain hut opens from 29th June to October 15th 2023, so we can make this tour on this date. But I'm not sure 2024.

What's included on the price?

Price includes:

  • Guiding fee
  • Mountain guide expenses

Are there shower facilities in mountain hut?

Almost mountain hut has no shower facilities.

Do I stay in Hakuba the day before the first day?

On the first day, we meet at 8:30 am at Gondora station. That's why you stay in Hakuba the day before on the first day, and the day after the last day. If you stay like this, you can leave your luggage at the same hotel.

Do you have a helmet for rent?

Yes. 1 item costs ¥500 for 1 day. The price for 2 days is¥1000.

How much is staying for one night in Mountain hut?

It is ¥15000 include 2 meals .

About the guide: Hirofumi

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Mountain Guide

I'm a JMGA certified hiking guide as well as one of Nagano Prefecture's Official Mountain Guides for North Japan Alps.

My love for mountains and skiing brought me to live in countries like New Zealand, Canada and Europe (including Chamonix) as a ski instructor and as a tour coordinator for over 10 years.
In Chamonix I was inspired by the IFMGA mountain guides, who were my mentors and who had a lot of compassions, and I started to aspire to become a guide myself.
Currently, I live in the village of Hakuba and guiding mainly in the mountains of North Japan Alps.

My motto is to "have fun safely" and I value the communications I have with clients whilst guiding.

If you want to feel glad you came at the end of the day, then join me to enjoy the Japanese mountains together!


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What people are saying about Hirofumi



Hirofumi was a fantastic guide! Initially, I booked the Mount Shirouma hike for two in September 2023. Hirofumi made sure we were prepared by providing additional gear like helmets and crampons. He has excellent knowledge of the area and helped us better understand our hiking conditions. One week prior to the hike, Hirofumi notified me about the Hakuba Daisekkei not having enough snow for the hike. He was quick to provide an alternative and it did not disappoint. We hiked the Mt Karamatsu to Mount Goryu traverse instead. We were able to hike this course in two days, the same amount of time we scheduled for the Mt Shirouma hike. The hike was an experience I will never forget. The terrain varied from hiking on top of beautiful mountain ridges to trekking thought lush forests. Between the first and second day, we stayed at the Goryu-sanso hut, sitting right beneath Mt Goryu at an elevation of 2,490 meters. It was all a memorable experience. Hirofumi was always there to answer our questions and provided a great first time experience hiking in Hakuba. We will be back to enjoy the additional hikes he has to offer.



Hirofumi was excellent. We were a group of two from the UK. Our trip was in August 2023. He organised everything, including supplying poles/crampons/helmets so we didn't have to carry them all round Japan. He gave good insights into the mountains and environment. He very responsive on WhatsApp before the trip. Everything was smooth and easy. We would highly recommend hiking with him. The hike itself was also excellent with two days along ridges at 2700-3000m and incredible views!

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