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Senjogahara plateau and Nikko National Park hike

Senjogahara Plateau view
flowers Senjogahara plateau
beautiful Senjogahara trail
Lake Chuzenji from Senjogahara

Discover the natural richness of the Senjogahara plateau and visit its gorgeous waterfalls in Nikko National Park with local JMGA mountain guide Yukio!

1 Day

Apr, Jun - Oct


The Senjogahara plateau is located in northwestern Nikko. Approximately 140 km north of Tokyo and only 2 hours by train. The plateau is part of the Nikko National Park. It has different beautiful scenic landscapes. For example mountains, marshes, lakes, waterfalls and hot springs.

The Senjogahara trail is very popular because this board walk is mostly flat. This makes it an easy walk. Therefore it is enjoyable and relaxing for young and old alike! The hike is about 5 km and takes around 5 hours. During this time you quickly transition from one beautiful area to another.

It passes through Yumoto Onsen – Gensen – Yunoko lake – Senjogahara Plateau – Ryuzu waterfalls – Shobu gaharapleasure boat ride in Lake Chuzenji – Kegon waterfalls

During the summer there are stunning alpine flowers and plants. And in autumn the colours of the leaves are simply beautiful. Therefore, it's great to visit this are year-round!

Do you want to enjoy beautiful scenery and relax in Nikko's rich hidden nature? Then this hike is perfect for you! Beginner hikers are welcome. I will be waiting for you to contact me! Another hike that I really enjoy in this National Park is to Mt. Nantai, check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Sunroute Takasaki Gunma Japan
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Hotel Route Inn Isesaki Inter Gunma Japan
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Dormy Inn Takasaki Gunma Japan
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I have enjoyed climbing mountains since I was a high school boy. Since then, I've also lived and worked in the Netherlands for 10 years and in the US for 7 years, where I have enjoyed climbing in the alps and in the Yosemite, and ski mountaineering in the alps.

After my return to Japan, I rediscovered the beauty of Japan's nature and its mountains. I would be very happy to share this with you, not only through climbing, but together with good local sake and food, and some photography under the stars.

I guide through the season, and my favourite mountains are my local mountains that are in Tanzawa area as well as Hakkoda in Aomori, in the North. My passion also includes photography. I will be able to give you lots of tips on mountain photography even if only have smartphone or compact digital cameras.



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What people are saying about Yukio



We had a great day with Yukio. It was a very nice mix of hiking with great views and culture.



Yukio was a wonderful guide! Very much enjoyed this hike outside of the hustle and bustle of the tourist traps in Hakone, but still seeing all of the main attractions! Very enjoyable!



Yukio was GREAT! We realized our hotel was far away from our original planned meeting place so Yukio drove to our hotel to pick us up and created a whole new itinerary last minute to explore the area around Fuji Five Lakes. Yukio was also very consciousness about the weather and picked places that would work best for the rainy day that we had. He was extremely knowledgeable and continually told us interesting facts about the sights we visited. 100% would recommend!



The weather was not the best for a hike in the mountain but Yukio made it great. The trail was great the views would have been I’m sure. Yukio was great to talk with, had lots of information about the areas history and culture. The itinerary was wonderful with the hike, cable car, and train rides. I would recommend this day hike to anyone climb over and into a volcano.

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