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1 or 2 days Rock Climbing in Tokyo

14 Dinner at traditional Japanese accommodation
9 multi-pitch 2
4 lead climbing 3
3 lead climbing 1

Enjoy rock climbing in Tokyo with Cveto, a certified guide that will take you to the best crags for your level under the shade of cypress and cedar trees or on the cliffs that overlook the sea near the city. Tailor your program to suit your needs and enjoy a 1 or 2-day adventure on the granite, limestone, and volcanic rocks of Japan.


1 Day

All year


All Levels


  • Enjoy an amazing rock climbing adventure in Tokyo suited to your level.
  • Spend one or two days climbing by the sea or under the shade of beautiful trees.
  • Discover the best crags near Tokyo with an experienced certified guide.


Would you like to discover some of the best crags in Japan? Then let me take you rock climbing in Tokyo and I will show you some of the most amazing granite, limestone, and volcanic rock near the Japanese capital. 

Japan is famous for its amazing rock climbers. One of the reasons is that there are many outstanding crags near Tokyo, just a train ride away from the city. Additionally, there are 40 climbing gyms in Tokyo proper to make up for bad weather and work on acquiring new skills. Furthermore, the large variety of rock types and terrains near Tokyo, from exposed sea cliffs to shady crags that stretch under cedar and cypress forests, make it ideal for the sport. 

On this 1 or 2 day adventure, I will take you to the best crags for your level. On some, the routes are a bit short, up to 4 bolts, hard but still fantastic. On others, we will find excellent multi-pitch lines, both inland or on sea cliffs, that are mega fun for intermediate level climbers. Most of the crags are situated in deep cedar or cypress forests, where it isn’t too hot for climbing even in summer. We will choose the best one for you. 

If you are looking for a more basic rock climbing program, I can also offer a course for beginners. To avoid common gym-to-crag mistakes, it is an ideal starting point for those who have already done indoor climbing or bouldering, but have little or no prior experience top-roping or climbing on natural rock. The 1-day course starts with safety basics, as well as the use of harnesses, tying knots, belaying skills, and of course, top-rope climbing techniques.

For intermediate to advanced climbers, 2 days are the best option, as you can tackle some harder problems or multi-pitch routes. Additionally, you will have a chance to improve your technical skills. Furthermore, you can spend the night at some excellent traditional accommodation with relaxing “onsen” (hot springs) and delicious Japanese food!

So, are you ready to go rock climbing in Tokyo? Then send a request, and I’ll be happy to help you organize your adventure!

You can also join me on a basic 2-day course on Mount Ogawa.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

The price listed is for 1 day. Multi-pitch itineraries come at an additional cost of 5,000 JPY/person. Prices for 2-day trips are 1 Person: 85.000 JPY (1day multi-pitch ), Group of 2: 42.500 JPY (1day multi-pitch), Group of 3: 29.000 JPY, Group of 4: 22.000 JPY.

Price includes:

- guiding fee

- pick up and transfers during the 1-day trip

- other guide's expenses

Not includes

- insurance is not included in the price. Please make sure you are individually insured appropriately with international travel insurance which specifically covers rock climbing or mountaineering.

- your and guide’s accommodation if 2 days trip, to be paid by clients on the spot.

- highway and gasoline expenses, if relevant, usually on 2-day trips; payable by the client with cash on the spot.


1 person and group of 2, are the prices for intermediate to advanced climbers as I take only 1 to 2 persons on multi-pitch routes!

Please note that the price per group is 20.000 JPY higher on weekends and national holidays.

Special service: I can pick you up at your hotel in Tokyo early in the morning for an additional cost of 24.000 JPY per group. Please inquire if you wish this optional service and note, it is one way only, and you’ll need to return to Tokyo by train or bus, because of the heavy traffic jams, usually every afternoon.



Accommodation can be arranged near the crags, from about 9500JPY per night/per person. Only some places are available for camping if this option interests you, please bring your own tent and camping equipment, tent, sleeping bag, cooking utensils, etc..)

More info

Sometimes trip itinerary may be altered and/or date change can be discussed, case by case, based on the weather forecast. I will modify my schedule and we’ll do our best to make our guests happy. I would advise you to make your schedule flexible as well. If the weather forecast and conditioners are really bad on scheduled day or day before and after as well; then we’re always offer a plan B.

Meeting point

Based on the weather forecast, the climbing area will be decided by guide. You will be informed on meeting time, how to get there by train from Tokyo downtown or by own vehicle. Access from Tokyo is usually by train, where we will meet up and then drive some distance. Depending on where we decide to go, the walking time to the crag is usually around 5 to 30 minutes. We can buy lunch and snacks/drinks at the small stores on the way.

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: rentals are available. Please ask as the sizes are limited, climbing shoes 1.500JPY, harness 1.000JPY, helmet 1.000JPY, chalk bag 500JPY, belay device 500JPY, for 2 days and tent for 3 persons 4.000JPY.

About the guide

I’m an international IFMGA mountain guide; also the first non-Japanese mountain guide certified by the JMGA (Japan Mountain Guide Association); born in Slovenia.

My country is small but well known in the world as strong in sports and mountaineering. I use to compete as Olympic team member and on World Cup competitions as a Cross-country skier. After I left Slovenia and traveled all over the world, I ended up in Japan. I married beautiful native lady, and have lived here for 30 years. I love Japanese mountains and feel privileged to be able to enjoy these mountains trough the entire four seasons.

I’m based at the foot of Japan Alps; convenient place in winter for ski touring from Nagano to Hokkaido, winter mountaineering or ice climbing at Yatsugatake, and of course ascending the symbol of Japan Mt.Fuji.

In summer Japan is a great place for hiking, alpine climbing or popular shower-climbing and some fine sport/free climbing year around.

Since 2013, I’m working on NHK (Japanese national TV) programs, introducing Japan culture and outdoor activities, climbing skiing etc. Check it out at the link below the recent one about BC skiing.

It is my absolute pleasure also to take and guide you in my home country Slovenia. In addition to guide in the mountains, I also enjoy having the opportunity to teach mountain climbing skills to every level of climbers, here in Japan. This is because I wish everybody to be SAFE on the mountains.
Please contact me on E&S if you would love to have great experience, as well as a tailor-made plan for other mountains and sport climbing all over SE Asia, EU, South America....in any season!


Slovenian | Japanese | English

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