A JMGA mountain guide takes you on a hiking day on Kurodake and Asahidake in Daisetsuzan National Park, enjoying the views of a volcanic crater and beautiful alpine plants.
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
If you want to enjoy Daisetsuzan area but you only have 1 day, this program is for you!
Lying in the center of Hokkaido, Daisetsuzan has the largest primitive natural environment in Japan.
I’ll take you to Kurodake (1,984 m) and Asahidake (the highest mountain on the island of Hokkaido, at 2,291 m). It will be a great hiking experience, enjoying the beautiful landscapes of this area.
The most exciting point of this hiking is its geographic view point. Kurodake and Asahidake are both active volcanoes, so a volcanic crater will welcome you at the peak of each of them. Also, a wide variety of alpine plants will please you during the trekking.
This one of the most popular and my favorite hiking tour in Daisetsuzan. Please contact me if you want to join me!
Looking for a longer option? Check out this 3-day program that I lead in the area.
- Guiding fee
- Mountain guide expenses
Lift fees are not included in the price.
We will start our tour from Kurodake Ropeway. We will hike up to the top of Kurodake (1,984 m), then move to Asahidake (2,291 m). Asahidake is the highest mountain in Hokkaido. After hiking, you will enjoy Asahikawa Onsen (hot spring). Also, this route may be done in reverse upon your request.
Required technical level: Altitude difference: approximately 1,000 m
Required fitness level: Need to have good strength for 8 hours of hike in a day.
Other gear: Trekking shoes, fleece sweater, rain jacket, rain trouser, snacks, lunch.
I wish you a very warm welcome from Hokkaido, the north island of Japan. The dream spot for any fan of powder skiing!
I'm Jun, I'm a JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) mountain and ski guide. I'm also a ski and telemark instructor. I graduated from the Hokkaido University. I have been skiing all around Hokkaido and I know every corner of this incredible island. I'm also an expert in avalanche safety management.
I'm guiding my friends and clients in all the most beautiful places of Hokkaido: Shiretoko (UNESCO World Nature Heritage), Daisetsuzan National Park, Rishiri, Niseko, Yotei volcano, Asahikawa... hiking, skiing and mountaineering.
Have a look to the different tours I propose to have more info on what you can experience here and get in touch with me. I will be very happy to help you organising your trip and guide you in our beautiful mountains. I'm also the director of the Hokkaido Mountain Guides Association (HMGA) which includes around 84 guides.
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Jun was a very safe and knowledgeable guide for our one day skiing trip for Yotei. He knew lots about the snowpack and the local wildlife and trees. We felt safe the entire time and really appreciated the pace he went at. Would recommend!
Jun is an outstanding guide, a true expert in his field. He was attentive to our needs and desires and very ably provided us with a fantastic experience skiing in the Asahikawa area backcountry. I will book other trips with him and highly recommend him to others!
We had a fantastic and unforgettable trip to the top of Mt. Yotei with Jun-san. He was very friendly, helpful and also flexible. Hope to do another trip with him soon!
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Maria Grazia Messina
Excellent professional guide and wonderful scenery
Ting Yong Tan
The weather was perfect and I trekked according to my plan. Guide Jun is patient and knowledgeable.
Amazing experience. Took 5hrs to summit. Cloudy and little wind made it easier. Skies opened up 100M from the top. We summited and then we skied fresh powder into the crater. Well worth it.
We had an excellent time hiking up to the summit of Mt Kurodake. Jun gave us a good intro to the flora and fauna on the way up and regaled us with stories all the way up. He set a pace suitable for us and ensured our safety throughout. Jun comes highly recommended!
The trip was great. The views are extrodinary.
Wow what a Tour! Jun guided us perfectly, we made it to the top of yotei. An Incredible experience!
Jun Is An excellent and cheerful guide who will help you find the skiing you want what ever your level
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Jun was an excellent guide! He took us to some fantastic tree skiing on Yotei and we got to do a few laps since the weather did not allow us to summit. We had a really great trip and would highly recommend Jun as a guide.
Jun did an incredible job guiding us through Daisetsuzan National Park. He was attentive, friendly and courteous. His knowledge of the local flora, fauna, and landscape was superb (that rock garden in particular left a deep impression on me). His cooking was superb. And, we felt like we experienced aspects of the Japanese outdoors and Japanese culture that are very hard to reach.
Jun did an incredible job guiding us through Daisetsuzan National Park. He was attentive, friendly and courteous. His knowledge of the local flora, fauna, and landscape was superb (that rock garden in particular left a deep impression on me). His cooking was superb. And, we felt like we experienced aspects of the Japanese outdoors and culture that are very hard to reach. Andy and I had a phenomenal time.
4-day Daisetsuzan National Park hiking tour in Hokkaido, Japan
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