3-day hike in Kurobe Valley and Shimo-no-Rouka

Among the peaks of the North Japan Alps lies the beautiful Kurobe Valley. Join an incredible 3-day hiking trip there led a certified guide.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Hida Mountains

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip

Not specified



    In the eastern part of the North Japan Alps, lies the deepest and probably most beautiful valley in Japan: Kurobe Valley. 

    You may also find this place as ‘Kurobe gorge‘, due the steep cliffs that form a canyon over the Kurobe river. Surrounded by an unspoiled forest, the route towards this place has a limited access. It’s open for climbers only one month during autumn.

    In this hiking tour, we’ll take different mountain trails. One of them will be Shimo-no-Rouka, a very challenging trail with some dangerous sections.

    For this trip you must be strong and fit, and be able to walk up to 12 hours a day. Besides, you shouldn’t be afraid of heights.

    By the end of our traverse, we’ll relax in a typical Japanese Onsen. Finally, we’ll return at Unazuki-Onsen Station of Toyama Local Railway around 2.30 PM.

    Would you like to be one of the few venturing out in this incredible natural setting of the North Japan Alps? Then, come with me for an incredible hiking trip! (you’ll find departure dates below).

    You can also consider other options in this area, like this 5-day traverse in the Ushiro-Tateyama mountains.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    29800 JPY

    Group of 2
    29800 JPY

    Group of 3
    29800 JPY

    Group of 4
    29800 JPY

    Group of 5
    29800 JPY

    Group of 6
    29800 JPY


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
     The following items are not included in the price: Accommodation for client (approximately JPY 10,000 per person / night), 4 Meals (about JPY 1,000 each), Onsen Fee (about JPY 500), Equipment Rent Fee (if needed)

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    At Shinano-Ohmachi Station of Ohito Railway at 3:03 p.m.


    Mountain Hut

    *Day 1 with bath, Day 2 with Onsen

    More info

    Kit list: Compass, head light with spare batteries, emergency blanket or Zeltsack, rain gear with waterproof-breathable fabric, personal medicine, warm clothes. Items such as carabiner set and helmet can be rented at JPY 1,000 each.


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