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1+ day Ice climbing around Yatsugatake in Japan

Join Kenji, a JMGA-certified mountain guide, for an ice climbing trip in Japan. Come and discover the amazing routes of the Yatsugatake Mountains!

Mountain RangeYatsugatake Mountain Range
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Enjoy an unforgettable alpine adventure in the Japanese mountains.

  • Learn basic ice climbing skills or improve them with an expert instructor.

  • Enjoy the amazing landscapes of the Yatsugatake Mountains.


Yatsugatake is a volcanic mountain range in Japan. This ice climbing trip is your chance come and discover this fabulous region and to improve your skills with a local expert. Join me!

At Yatsugatake we will find both natural and artificial ice routes for all levels! Located only 150 kilometers away from Tokyo, these mountains are popular for rock and ice climbing adventures. During the winter, the many frozen waterfalls in the area attract outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. 

On this trip we can go to Yatsugatake, near Kobuchizawa Station, or Nisijyousyuu, near Sakudaira Staition. You can also join me for two days and explore both ice climbing locations! I will design an itinerary according to your skills. Both beginners and experts are welcome!

So, if you are up for an ice climbing tour in Japan, please contact me. I’ll be glad to guide you through these stunning frozen waterfalls!

Furthermore,  if you are looking for a mountaineering trip in Japan, I can also take you to the summit of Mount Fuji, a symbol of the country!




About the guide

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I have been working as a JMGA mountain guide since 2006. I mostly do climbing-related activities, but specialize in Alpine Climbing and Ice Climbing.

Although there are no 4000m peaks in Japan, there are several unique mountaineering adventures to be had in the country, especially during the winter. During the summer, there are also some nice traverses to do, walking along the ridgeline while enjoying the magnificent views. This is quite popular in Japan, especially considering the large number of mountain huts available.

Another popular activity is "Sawanobori". This is a form of mountaineering that does not take place on a mountain trail. Sawanobori is a very traditional Japanese climbing experience that consists of climbing a waterfall or canyoning up a river. While in Japan, you will probably also get the chance to relax in an onsen (hot spring), another traditional Japanese experience.

I live in Hokuto city in Yamanashi Prefecture, at the base of a 3000m peak. It is about 2 hours by train from Tokyo. There are also numerous climbing spots in the area and various activities to enjoy. I work in partnership with several trusted colleagues so we can offer different options depending on your wishes.

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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

JPY 72165 each

Group of 2

JPY 41238 each

Group of 3

JPY 30928 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

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