Winter mountaineering group course in Yatsugatake

Learn some basic mountaineering skills in this 2-day winter mountaineering course in Yatsugatake, Yamanashi, together with an IFMGA mountain guide.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Yatsugatake Mountain Range

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip




    Do you want to have a great experience in the beautiful Japanese mountains and also receive some basic mountaineering training? Then, this 2-day winter course in the mountains of Yatsugatake is ideal for you.

    The Yatsugatake mountains are a group of volcanic peaks in the Yamanashi Prefecture, in the central area of Japan. The highest of them is Mount Aka, at  2899 m.

    It’s a wonderful natural area, with alpine forests and wild flowers. Besides, it receives visitors all-year-round and offers many climbing routes for every level.

    During this 2-day training course, you’ll learn how to prepare and use crampons, deal with short-roping, avoid falls, and learn about bivouacs for winter mountaineering, and get some experience in ice climbing. You will also learn about basic gears for winter mountaineering.

    As this is a beginner course, you don’t need to have any previous experience or just a little.

    After finishing this clinic, you’ll be confident enough to enjoy this sport during the cold season. I believe this experience will open a new door for you!

    Please contact me if you want to join this 2-day group course in winter mountaineering in Yatsugatake this winter!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    25000 JPY

    Group of 2
    25000 JPY

    Group of 3
    25000 JPY

    Group of 4
    25000 JPY

    Group of 5
    25000 JPY

    Group of 6
    25000 JPY


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Mountain guide's expenses
     This is the price to join a group of maximum 6 participants on set dates. The price does not include the mountain hut fee for the participants so they will need to bring extra JPY 9,500 for the hut (in cash).

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    9am at JR Kobuchizawa station and we finish at the same station.


    Mountain hut: ca. JPY 9500 per person to be paid on spot

    More info

    Following items can be rented at JPY 1000 per item:

    - crampons

    - ice axes

    - harness

    - helmet

    These items are excluded from the price:

    - Gear rental fee

    - Own transportation fee

    - Own hut cost (ca. JPY 9,500)


    About the Guide


    I am an IFMGA mountain guide, also certified by the JMGA, born in Slovenia. Slovenia is known as one of the major sporting countries in the world - I used to compete at the Olympics representing Slovenia in Cross-country Skiing. After I left Slovenia, I travelled all over the world and ended up in Japan, where I have now lived for more than 20 years, mainly because I love the beautiful Japanese mountains too much, and I feel privileged to be able to enjoy these mountains through the entire four seasons.

    I am based at the foot of the Japan Alps, in Nagano Prefecture. In the winter, we go climbing or skiing around Mt. Fuji or Yatsugatake and in the summer, we can enjoy shower-climbing or canoeing. It is my absolute pleasure to also take you and guide you in my home country in Slovenia.

    In addition to guiding the mountains, I also enjoy having the opportunity to teach mountain climbing skills to every level of climbers. This is because I want everyone to enjoy Japanese mountains safely.

    I am the first non-Japanese mountain guide registered with the Japan Mountain Guide Association. Please contact me if you would love to have great experiences in the mountains in all seasons with me!

    FROM 25000 JPYper person


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