Climb Mount Hotakadake (3,190m) in Japan’s Hida Mountains, 3 days

Join JMGA certified guide wants to take you on a 3-day climbing adventure to the summit of Mount Hotakadake in Japan's beautiful Hida Mountains.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Japan Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip



  • Enjoy a 3-day climbing adventure to the summit of Mount Hotakadake in Japan.

  • Spend 2 nights in different, comfortable mountain huts.

  • Gaze at the Hida Mountains in the Japan Alps from the summit.


During this 3 day adventure, you will get to climb to the summit of the stunning Mount Hotakadake (3,190m).

Located in the Japan Alps, Mount Hotakadake is an amazing peak. Positioned high in the Hida Mountains, the peak’s summit offers some truly fantastic views. Furthermore, the ascent itself is filled with great spots to enjoy various views as well.

Each day of this trip will be different. For example, on the first day, we will be climbing for only 2 hours, until we reach the Nishiho Sanso, where we will spend the night. However, on the second day, we will be climbing for approximately 10 hours to the summit and down to the Hotakadake Sanso, where we will spend the night. Finally, on the last day, we will spend approximately 6 hours making our way back down the peak.

The climb to the summit of the peak is not overtly difficult. As a result, you don’t have to be a climbing expert to enjoy it. However, you should be in good physical condition. Moreover, the maximum number of people on this trip is two. Hence making the climbing experience less of a group climb, and more of a personalized journey.

There are a number of great peaks you can climb throughout the country of Japan. However, Mount Hotakadake is definitely one of the best. So, if you find yourself visiting the Japan Alps, this 3-day trip will definitely take your breath away. To join me on this trip, please send a request.

Price per person

1 Person
1236 USD

Group of 2
690 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 The price does not include accommodation and transportation. The price for accommodation is 10,200 Yen for the Nishiho Sanso for 1 night and 2 meals. The price for Hotakadake Sanso is 10,300 Yen for 1 night and 2 meals.


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Meeting point
JR Matsumoto Station at 11 o'clock or the Shinhotaka Ropeway Station 2F exit at 1:00 pm.

Nishiho Sansa for one night and Hotakadake Sanso for one night.


About the Guide


I live in Nagano prefecture, in Japan. Guiding people in the Japanese mountains is for me a great privilege.

I am a certified Ski and Mountain Guide, JMGA, (Japan Mountain Guide Association) as well as a member of the Japan Avalanche Network.

My guiding career evolved from my passion for ski mountaineering.
I worked as an avalanche course instructor for the first time in 2003. Since then, I have logged many years as a trekking and ski guide and avalanche instructor, and yes, I still like my job. I love what I do!

Please contact me if you are interested in a tour in Japan. See you in the mountains!

FROM 690 USD per person

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