Senjogahara plateau and Nikko National Park hike

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




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified


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 per person

Group of 2
134 USD

Group of 3
90 USD

Group of 4
67 USD

Group of 5
45 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

Meeting point
Nikko Station

About the 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.

FROM 45 USD per person

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