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!




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Yatsugatake Mountain Range

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip



  • 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!

Price per person per day

1 Person
627 USD

Group of 2
358 USD

Group of 3
269 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
All Levels
Fitness level required

About the Guide


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.

FROM 269 USD per person per day


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