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Trekking traverse in Japan North Alps (Mount Yari, Tsubakuro, and Otensho)

Trekking traverse in Japan North Alps (Mount Yari, Tsubakuro, and Otensho) | undefined

Join us for an unforgettable experience in the Northern Alps of Japan, guided by a certified local guide! Come along on a daring expedition to conquer the formidable summits of the North Alps. Uncover the awe-inspiring trio of majestic peaks: Mt. Tsubakuro, Mt. Otensho, and Mt. Yari. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of sunrise and sunset as you stand upon their magnificent ridges.

Japan Alps

5 Days

May - Oct




* Conquer formidable summits in the North Alps

* Discover the majestic trio of peaks: Mt. Tsubakuro, Mt. Otensho, and Mt. Yari

* Admire the amazing sunrise and sunset from its ridge


Ready to start a trekking adventure through the captivating North Alps, conquering the mighty Mt. Yari and relaxing in the rejuvenating hot springs along the way? Join me for a truly memorable experience in Japan with a certified local guide!

Begin your journey with a delightful pre-stay at the Nakabusa Hot Springs Ryokan, indulging in the soothing waters and serene atmosphere of this traditional Japanese inn. From there, we will hike towards Mt. Tsubakuro, renowned for its challenging and exhilarating climbing routes.

Our adventure will then lead us to the Enzanso Hut, where we will enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay amidst the scenic surroundings, where you'll be able to see the city of Matsumoto and the Japanese Alps.

On the following day, we'll gear up as we get ready to hike towards Mt. Otensho, where we'll witness the unique beauty of its trails. After a day of exploration, we'll find rest and relaxation at the welcoming Otensho Hut.

Then, as the first light breaks on the horizon, we will begin our ascent to the incredible peak of Mt. Yari. After conquering the trails, we'll stay at the inviting Yarigatake Hut, surrounded by the tranquility of the mountains.

On our final days, we will begin our descent from the magnificent heights towards the Hodakadaira Hut. From there, we will continue our journey downwards, making our way to the soothing Shinhodaka Hot Spring Village for a rejuvenating stay, where you can immerse yourself in the restorative hot springs. Finally, we will take a local bus to the nearby station, bidding farewell to this remarkable mountain adventure.

Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind odyssey across some of the most impressive peaks of Japan and contact me today to book your trip!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

All Hut are exclusive. Hut fee is around USD 120 as half board.


Day 1: Hiking in Mt. Tsubakuro.

Meeting at Nakabusa hot spring. Hiking for Mt. Tsubakuro (2763m). Up to 1300 m. Stay at Enzanso hut

5-7h hike.

Day 2: Ascend Mt. Otensho

Hiking for Mt. Otensho (2766m). Stay at Otensho hut. 4-6h hike.

Day 3: Climbing in Mt. Yari

Hiking for Mt. Yari (3179.7 m). Stay at Yarigatake hut. 6-8h hike.

Day 4:  Descent to Hodakadaira hut

Down to Hodakadaira hut. 6-8h hike.

Day 5: End of Trip

Down to Shinhodaka hot spring. Catch the local bus to station. 2-3h hike.




At mountain huts. It is a shared room, and there are few private rooms in the hut. Toilets are also shared, and there are no shower rooms. Water is precious as there are few water facilities in the hut. Furthermore, no sewage water is allowed to flow from the mountain, and the use of toothpaste is prohibited.

Meeting point

Starting point at Mt. Tsubakuro

Equipment you will need to bring

Water bottle

Equipment rent on site

You will need: * Poles * Helmet * Sunglasses * Backpack * Water bottle * Gore tex wear


What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

To embark on this five-day trekking adventure, it is essential to possess adequate fitness levels. Each day's trek will involve approximately 6-7 hours of walking, with an average elevation gain of 700 m, and including a challenging ascent of 1500 meters on the first day and a descent of 1800 meters on the fourth day. Physical strength is required.

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

We will stay at mountain huts. It is a shared room, and there are few private rooms in the hut. Toilets are also shared, and there are no shower rooms. Water is precious as there are few water facilities in the hut. Furthermore, no sewage water is allowed to flow from the mountain, and the use of toothpaste is prohibited.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

If the weather is bad, or the conditions are not adequate to conduct the hiking safely, then you can choose an alternative hiking or change the date of your ascent. If these options do not suit you, then you will get a partial refund minus the fees.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own?

Ensure that you have the following items for your trek:

Trekking poles




Water bottle

Gore-Tex clothing

Hiking boots


When and where will we meet to start the activity?

I recommend you come in Nakabusa-hot springs before first day. We will meet at Nakabusa-hot springs. And back stay at Shinhodaka-hot springs and Hirayu hotsprings.

Where can I stay the day before and after the trip?

Before the trek, enjoy a relaxing stay at Nakabusa Hot Springs Ryokan, and after the adventure, unwind in the serene Shinhodaka Hot Springs Village.

Here are some suggestions of places to stay in:

  • Nakabusa-onsen ryokan
  • Yarimikan
  • Yama no hotel
  • Hotel Hodaka
  • Hirayu hotel

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
Hoshino Resorts Kai Alps Matsumoto
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Hotel Buena Vista
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Hotel M Matsumoto
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About the guide

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