Winter alpine climb on Mt Akadake, normal route

Join Tsutomu, an IFMGA mountain guide, for a great winter alpine climbing trip for beginners in the Yatsugatake mountains, reaching the top of Mt Akadake.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Yatsugatake Mountain Range

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    The Yatsugatake mountains are a group of peaks on the border between Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures. Mt Akadake (2,899 m) is the highest of them.

    I invite you to join me on a 2-day winter alpine climbing trip to the summit of Mt Akadake by its normal route. This route is ideal for beginners and it’s a great introduction to winter mountaineering.

    We’ll meet at JR Chino Station and I’ll drive you to the trailhead where our itinerary begins.

    The route has exposed sections with fixed chains and ladders. However, there’s nothing to worry: you will be roped up with me so you can climb with confidence.

    From the top, you’ll enjoy a stunning view of Mount Fuji and the Japanese Southern alps.

    I recommend you to join this trip between the second week of December and the end of March. It’s also possible to go there in April and May. However, we won’t have a winter condition by that time.

    Would you like to venture on a winter alpine climbing trip to Mt Akadake? Send a request to book this fantastic experience!

    If you already have some mountaineering and rock climbing experience, you may want to try this winter Akadake ascent by the main ridge.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    88200 JPY

    Group of 2
    67200 JPY


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
     -Accommodation is JPY 9,000 per person per night to be paid on the spot <br> -Price also doesn’t include any transportation cost e.g. train fair to JR Chino Station.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    JR Chino station. Then I'll drive you to the trailhead where the approach starts.


    Mountain hut.

    More info

    -I can rent ice axes and crampons but I don’t have appropriate clothing and boots to rent, so you need to bring your own.


    -You need to purchase your own mountain rescue insurance prior to joining the tour.


    About the Guide


    To become a mountain guide had been my dream since I first started climbing mountains, and I have been a mountain guide since 2001 as well as an IFMGA guide since July 2014. I am very happy with the opportunity I have as a guide to share my experience, knowledge and skills with everyone that I go guiding with. I still remember the mix of fear, excitement and nervousness the first time I traversed the Daikiretto (a long knife edge ridge in the Northern Japanese Alps) during my first big climbing trip in the Northern Japanese Alps. I felt as if my heart was going to jump out of my mouth! But at the same time I felt so vividly alive and felt the kind of happiness that I had never felt before. It was a life changing experience and want to share this kind of feeling with my clients. My favourite mountain areas are vicinities of Mt Hotaka and Mt Tsurugi in the summer and Yatsugatake in the winter. I have guided backcountry skiing in Nagano areas (Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen) as well. I have also climbed extensively around the world, from Ultar Star in Pakistan to routes in Yosemite in the USA and several peaks in Chamonix in France.



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    What People are Saying


    Fantastic experience! Mr Sugisaka is a very experienced guide was very willing to take photos to remember the event too! Highly recommended
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    Trudy Lin

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