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1 day hiking in Daisetsuzan on Asahidake and Kurodake

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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.

Private

Daisetsuzan

1 Day

Jun - Sep

High

Beginner


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.

Description

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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

Lift fees are not included in the price.


Itinerary

Day 1: Kurodake 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.

 

Details

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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.

Meeting point


Equipment you will need to bring

Trekking shoes, fleece sweater, rain jacket, rain trouser, snacks, lunch.


FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

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About the guide

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Jun

4.90

(21)

Mountain Leader

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.

Languages

Japanese | English

Certificates

JMGA

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What people are saying about Jun

Rick

5.00

This was a really great trip! Jun-san made really our holiday a perfect one. We we're looking for powder and Jun really knew how to find this. Also he was very attent to make sure we were okay all day and we really felt save everywhere we went. Jun, thank you very very much!

Konan

5.00

We had a brilliant couple of days with Jun. At a difficult time in not the best season for Hokkaido, Jun was able to sniff out unexpected powder stashes and we skied some great snow! Really nice guy as well!

Alan

5.00

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!

5.00

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.

Taylor

5.00

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!


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