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Mount Tokachi area 2-day alpine climbing, Japan

Takao, IFMGA certified mountain guide, invites you to spend 2 days winter alpine climbing the north west ridge of Mt Kamihoro, in Mt Tokachi area.

Mountain RangeDaisetsuzan
Duration2 days
Offer periodMar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified


Located in the Daisetsuzan National Park, Mount Tokachi (2077m) is the highest volcano in its group. The abundant snow that accumulates each winter provides an excellent terrain for mountaineering. Join a group for two days and enjoy winter alpine climbing in the region!

In particular, I have chosen to climb the north west ridge of Kamihoro, a quite friendly route. We will climb using a single axe. In fact, the itinerary does not require a technical axe nor double axe. Access is easy and the views from Mount Kamihoro are stunning. Tokachi and Furano’s views are impressive from here!

The winter and early spring are great not only for skiing in Hokkaido. In fact, I put together other alpine climbing as well as ice climbing programs for the season. If the dates for Mount Tokachi area don’t suit you, have a look at the other options to join a group this season.

Program Next departure
Kinshi waterfall ice climbing, Sounkyo, Japan 30/12/17
Kinshi and Ginga waterfalls ice climbing in Sounkyo, Japan 05/01/18
Ofuyu 1-day ice climbing, Japan 27/01/18
Jozankei 1-day ice climbing, Japan 08/02/18
Gokibiru 1-day ice climbing, Japan 18/02/18
Bifue waterfall 1-day ice climbing, Japan 21/02/18
North Face of Mt Furano 2-day alpine climbing, Japan 14/04/18

Furthermore, if you prefer a privately guided tour, or if none of these dates work for you, you can check out my private winter alpine climbing in Tokachidake.

Tempted by alpine climbing in Mount Kamihoro, in Mount Tokachi area? Send me a request, join the group and let’s spend 2 amazing days in the mountain!

Accommodation options in TOKACHI:

Ryounkaku: Half-board with onsen. JPY 10,000.

– Hakuginso: Self catering. Guide can arrange booking. Amazing onsen outside! JPY 3,000.



- In case of bad weather / conditions (including road conditions), the trip itinerary may be altered and/or date change can be discussed. - Riding in my car is considered as ride sharing and thus will only be covered under normal car insurance. My responsibility and liability is only applicable from the departure from the start of the approach path until our return to the same point. - Please make sure all participants are individually insured appropriately with international travel insurance which specifically covers ice climbing. - For any injuries in the mountains, I will not be liable and it will need to be paid by your own means.

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Equipment: mountaineering boots that are compatible with crampons, technical ice axe, harness, helmet, crampons. Contact me if you need to rent part of the equipment.

Meeting point

In Sapporo.



About the guide

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I am an experienced IFMGA mountain guide, born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan. I started skiing when I was 3 and started climbing when I was 6. My high school years were spent in ski competitions and I joined mountaineering club at University, where I developed my ski mountaineering skills. I have been a ski instructor for Miura Dolphins founded by Yuichiro Miura (first ski descent of the Everest “The Man Who Skied Down Everest” and the oldest Everest summiting record holder at 80 years old) and also supported Yuichiro's Aconcagua ascent and ski descent in 1984 as a part of his 7 summits ski descent challenge.

I was inspired by the works of mountain guides in Chamonix when I visited there in 1983, and decided to start guiding as a mountain guide in Japan in 1989 to share my passion and experiences in outdoors sports with other people, as well as to offer instruction to people enjoying the mountains to be better climbers / skiers. I have also contributed to the proper training of JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) guides and the affiliation of it to IFMGA. I am responsible for the pioneering of the climbing and backcountry skiing scenes in Japan.

My main guiding arena is alpinism, whether it be mountaineering or ski mountaineering, mainly in Hokkaido. I usually take a small group of people (2-5) for Sawanobori (canyoning up waterfalls), alpine climbing, ice climbing, and ski touring in the more remote areas of Japan.

I enjoy finding the best experience for each client accordingly to their physical abilities, preferences, and weather/conditions. I guide because I like watching and feeling that people are enjoying and having fun, and see how this buzz infects other people through skiing and climbing. I find this invaluable as a mountain guide.

There is more to Hokkaido than skiing lift accessible powder in January and February. Please reach out to me to find your own customised way to enjoy Hokkaido’s mountains, natures and culture!

What people are saying about -Takao Miyashita

Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 51547 each

Group of 2

JPY 51547 each

Group of 3

JPY 51547 each

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Price includes

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