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Hakuba’s three mounts and Yari Onsen

Hakuba’s three mounts and Yari Onsen | Japan

Get to know the gorgeous mountains around Hakuba with this 3 mounts traverse in the company of JMGA-certified guide Hirofumi.

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4 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




This hiking tour around the Hakuba area will take you across three of its most famous mountains and will also give you the chance to relax at Yari Onsen (hotsprings), a favorite among visitors and locals alike.

From Tsubaike Natural Park, we'll do a 3-day traverse that includes Mt. Shirouma (2932 m), Mt. Shaku (2812m) and Mt. Shirouma Yari (2903m). These three mountains are straddled between the Nagano and the Toyama Prefectures and are famous for their abundant vegetation.

The views from the ridge will leave you in awe! This area is very popular among Japanese hikers. It is also a favorite during the winter months as Hakuba Daisekkei is one of the largest snow valleys in Japan and receives lots of snow from the surrounding mountains.

After summiting Mt Shirouma, we can visit Yari Onsen or also Renge Onsen, two high-altitude hot springs that will help you relax after a long hiking day.

A maximum of 4 people can join me on this hiking tour around Hakuba. A good fitness level is necessary, though you won't need any technical skills.

Sounds like a plan? Contact me to reserve the dates for you and your group. I can promise an unforgettable experience in one of Japan's most beautiful natural areas. 

You can also check out my Mt Karamatsu to Mt Goryu traverse. It's another great way to immerse yourself in the stunning Hakuba area in the Japan Alps!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

Price does not include: Customer's accommodation fee for 2 nights (approximately 20,000 yen), lunch, energy bar or snacks and drink for 3 days, gondola, lift fee (2,000 yen)


Day 1: To Mt Shioruma hut

7:00: pick you up at your accommodation in Hakuba village. 8:00: Sarukura Hut. 9:30: Hakubajiri Hut. 10.00: Hakuba Daisekkei (Daisekkei Cologone) ⇒14:30 Chojo hut (2730 m) ⇒ 15:00 Mt. Shirouma hut (2832m) overnight. Approx. 7 hours of walking.

Day 2: To Mt Shirouma hut

7:30 start trekking ⇒7:15 Mt. Hakuba (2932m) ⇒9:30 Mt. Shaku (2812m) ⇒ 10:30 Mt. Shirouma Yari (2903m) ⇒11:00 Bunki ⇒14:00 Mt. Shirouma Yari hot spring hut (2100m) stay overnight. Approx. 6 hours of walking.

Day 3: End of the program

8:00 Leave hut ⇒ 10:00 Obinata Yama (1250m) start trekking ⇒ 12:00 Sarukura hut and end of the tour. Approx. 4 hours of walking. Take you back to your accommodation or station in Hakuba Village. We can stop in a hot spring if you want.



More info

Equipment: - Helmet, crampons, backpack, backpack cover, mountaineering shoes, rain wear, quick-drying inner layer, warm clothes (fleece and down jacket etc.), cap, gloves, socks, head lamp with spare battery, sun glasses, sun block, towel, garbage bags, insurance card, mobile phone, medicine. - Lunch or snacks for 2 days (you can order lunch on second day at the hut for 1000yen), water (approx. 1.5 L per day) you can buy at huts. - You can rent crampons for 1000yen.

Meeting point

At your hotel in Hakuba.


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

The mountain hut opens from 15th July to 30th Sep 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?

This mountain hut has outside Onsen. ¥1500 par parson.

About the guide

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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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