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Rock climbing in Japan: 2-day course on Mt. Mitsutoge

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Enjoy rock climbing in Japan with JMGA certified mountain leader Junichiro on this 2-day course on Mount Mitsutoge. Learn rope and belay techniques and, after putting your skills to practice, be rewarded with picture-perfect views of Mount Fuji!


2 Days

Apr, Jun




* Learn rope skills, belaying and more on a unique rock climbing course.

* Catch beautiful views of Mount Fuji from the top of Mount Mitsutoge.

* Learn alpine rock climbing skills for your mountaineering adventures.

* Join a certified local guide with great knowledge of the Japanese mountains.


Enjoy rock climbing in Japan on a 2-day course in which you will learn essential rock climbing and mountaineering skills that you will put to practice on the beautiful Mount Mitsutoge.

This 2-day course is perfect for those starting in rock climbing, and for those who wish to acquire rock climbing skills for their mountaineering adventures. It will take place on Mount Mitsutoge, which is located in the Chubu region and overlooks Lake Kawaguchi, as well as offering stunning views of Mt. Fuji. This beautiful peak is a traditional place to learn alpine climbing in Japan, with around 70 climbing routes on agglomerate rock for different climbing levels.

In this program, we will tackle some of the grade 5.6- 5.8 routes.  We will learn how to handle a rope, how to belay and rappel, and safety management. Of course, we will have a lot of fun too!

In terms of the itinerary, we will meet on the first day of our trip at 9.30 am and then head out to Mount Mitsutoge. We will practice ropework and climb on the three passes. Then on the second day, we will focus on rock climbing and rappeling until it is time to part at 3 pm. Although some of the climbing might seem intimidating, I will be there every step of the way to help and guide you.

So, are you ready for an exciting Mount Mitsutoge climbing course? Then book your place now and come rock climbing in Japan with me. I will be happy to share my knowledge of the rocks, the mountains, and the country with you!

And, once you have mastered your technique, if you want to practice some more, join me on some of the other adventures in Japan that I offer!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price does not include transportation, accommodation or guide expenses (that will be shared between the group participants).

Equipment you will need to bring

Harness helmet; Carabiner, sling, descender- 500 yen / per mountain trip

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I had a crush on Mt. Hodaka when I first came to Karasawa Cirque by helicopter to work for Karasawagoya Mountain Hut.
I was struck by its amazing landscape from above.
Since then I have been working in the mountain range in a lot of different ways.
First, as a hut worker for 4 years, then as a member of the prefectural mountain rescue team for 6 years.
And last year I started my career as a professional mountain guide.

I'm deeply in love with not only the nature but also the people attracted to the mountains.

Why don't you join me to enjoy the unique beauty of the Japanese mountains which are not easily accessible to all!

I am a JMGA alpine guide, but I also hold the Nagano prefectural special interpreter licence for English, as well as am a qualified First Aid Basic Provider certified by the Japanese Society of Mountain Medicine.


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What people are saying about Junichiro



It's one of the best experiences! Jun is a great guide and was very patient and helpful with me all along. He taught me patiently step by step and encouraged me to go beyond my limit. Also he provided everything perfectly. I had best time learning from him and enjoyed both the lesson and the mountain.



My hike with Junichiro was a highlight of my entire trip to Japan and one of my favorite back country experiences I have ever had. As a solo female traveler I was unsure of how I could safely explore the back country in Japan, this trip was perfect for me. Jun is an excellent guide and shared so much knowledge about the Japanese alps, flora, fauna and Japanese culture in general with me. He spent four years working in the Hodaka range so knows these mountains very well and has many great stories and fond memories from many years spent exploring this range. It was great to experience this region of the world with someone who cherishes it so much! This was the most technical and challenging climb I have completed but I felt safe and confident the entire time. I learned new skills with Jun's guidance and had an awesome time. I hope I can return to Japan very soon and go on another adventure with Junichiro!



Junichiro is a wonderful guide. We had two fantastic days in the mountains. My girlfriend and I had never tried climbing before, so it was a bit daunting, but Junichiro made us feel safe all the time. So if you are in the Tokyo area and need some adventure time in the nature I would highly recommend this trip. Only takes two hours from Tokyo by train. The area didn’t seem very touristy, so it felt like we had the whole mountain for ourselves. Junichiro also helped us book ferry tickets for later on hour trip. 10/10 💪



I had a fantastic 2 days with Junichiro in early March 2023. We weren’t able to use the mountain hut but instead we climbed at a nearby beautiful naturally occurring ice fall. On the second day we did some fun winter mountaineering to summit Amidadake. Junichiro was a fantastic guide and I had a wonderful time. Highly recommended.



Aoyama san is a great guide! He is very proficient and I feel very safe ice climbing with him. In a 2 day trip we went to different ice falls and learned a lot of technics related to ice climbing. Highly recommended his course if you would like to learn ice climbing/mountaineering.

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