trip duration TRIP DURATION
2 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Yatsugatake Mountain Range
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
5 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


According to legend, the Yatsugatake mountains were once higher than Mount Fuji! And after one look, it is not hard to see why such a legend came to be. It is an impressive volcanic range, highlighted by Mount Akadake (2,899m), their highest peak.

There is so much to admire and enjoy in the Yatsugatake mountains, but on this trip, the focus will be ice climbing.

Over the course of 2 days, I will help teach you the basics of ice climbing. You will learn how to properly use the necessary equipment, from crampons and harnesses to carabiners. I will also teach you the proper techniques for safe climbing as well. And if you are a more experienced ice climber who wants to improve their already existing skills, you too can also enjoy this course.

Because this course is designed for beginners you will not need any prior ice climbing experience. However, some prior winter mountaineering experience is necessary. Also, you will have to be physically fit, as there will be approximately 5 hours of walking and hiking.

Ice climbing is a hugely gratifying activity. And it is especially gratifying in places like the beautiful Yatsugatake mountain range. However, scaling huge sheets of ice does come with risks and challenges, so I want to make sure you know how to do it safely and properly. Thus the importance of a course like this.

Send me a message if you are interested.

And if you are looking to reach the summit of Mount Fuji, I can also guide you on this 2 day excursion.

Price per person

1 Person80000JPY
Group of 240000JPY
Group of 330000JPY
Group of 430000JPY
Group of 530000JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
You can rent an ice axe for JPY 2,000, a harness for JPY 1,000 and a helmet for JPY 1,000 from me when you arrive. Other items such as slings, carabiners, belay devices and crampons can also be rented from me when you arrive. The cost of the hut is JPY 9,500 per person, per night. There is also an additional guide expense cost of JPY 14,500, which can be split amongst the participants.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

9 am at the JR Chino station. It can be reached directly from Tokyo.


A hut within the Yatsugatake area.

More info

Group Size:
I will ask my guide friend to join if there are more than 5 people.