Mt Nishihodaka (2,909 m) is in the Hodaka mountain range in the North Japan Alps. Join this 2-day winter ascent by the normal route and enjoy the breathtaking views!
The ropeway from Shinhodaka and the conveniently located Nishiho Hut make Mt Nishihodaka an accessible mountain.
It’s a very popular destination through the seasons for climbers wanting to challenge the Hodaka mountain range. However, during winter, the mountain shows a different facet. It is covered in snow and rocks, and becomes a more technical route.
I recommend this climb as the best way to get into winter mountaineering in the North Japan Alps. I can coach you through the climb. However, it’s important to have some previous mountaineering experience and be in a good physical condition, as we’ll be walking for 8 hours a day.
Are you looking to gain a new experience and get a good feel of the Japan Alps? Then send me a request to join this climb!
In case you’re looking for a less-demanding winter trip, you should consider this 2-day alpine climb on Mt Akadake’s normal route.
I will pick you up from your hotel. Take a ropeway from Shinhodaka Onsen and then a 2 hour walk to Nishiho Hut at 2,385 m.
Climb up to the summit of Mt Nishihodaka at 2,909 m. Then descend all the way to Shinhodaka Onsen via the ropeway. I will drop you off at your hotel.
Price per person
|Group of 2||53000JPY|
- Guiding fee
JPY 19200 (transport plus guide accommodation)
-Accommodation is JPY 9,800 per person per night to be paid on the spot
-Price also doesn’t include any train fairs to Matsumoto station.
Skill level required
Fitness level required
We'll meet at JR Chuo line, Matsumoto station. Then, I'll drive you to the trailhead to start the approach.
-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.