1 day hiking in Daisetsuzan on Asahidake and Kurodake

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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Daisetsuzan

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Reach the highest mountain on the island of Hokkaido.

  • Contemplate dazzling views of the mountains.

  • Discover wide variety of alpine plants during the trek.

 

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.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
62000 JPY

Group of 2
31000 JPY

Group of 3
21000 JPY

Group of 4
16000 JPY

Group of 5
15000 JPY

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
 Lift fees are not included in the price.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Kurodake and Asahidake Hike

    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.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Beginner

Fitness level required

Fit

More info

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.

 

About the Guide

 
 

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.

 
 
 

 

What People are Saying about Jun Ishiguro

 

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Ruby Du
Excellent professional guide and wonderful scenery
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Maria Grazia Messina
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.
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Barry Mckillop
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!
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Weiie Lee
 

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