trip duration TRIP DURATION
2 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Yatsugatake Mountain Range
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
6 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period BEST PERIOD
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


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!

Price per person

1 Person18000JPY
Group of 218000JPY
Group of 318000JPY
Group of 418000JPY
Group of 518000JPY
Group of 618000JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Mountain guide's expenses

Other details

Meeting point

9am at JR Kobuchizawa station, finish at 16:30 at Minotoguchi (there is a bus from here to Chino station).


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

More info

If you want to summit Mt Aka on 25 December then you can do so at additional cost of JPY 48000 per group (max 3 ppl)

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)