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Yatsugatake traverse

Yatsugatake panoramic hiking traverse

A JMGA mountain guide takes you on a 3-day hiking traverse in the Yatsugatake mountains. Climb Mt Akadake and enjoy great views!


Yatsugatake Mountain Range


3 Days


Jun - Sep






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Reach the top of Mt Akadake (2899 m), the highest peak of the Yatsugatake mountains, in this 3-day hiking traverse.

The Yatsugatake mountains stretches over 30 kilometers on the border between Yamanashi Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture. It is a group of volcanoes, from which Mount Akadake is the highest and most famous peak.

From the summit of Mt Aka you will enjoy stunning views of Mount Fuji, the most iconic peak in Japan. Besides you'll stay at Akadake panorama hut and enjoy a traditional goemon style bath.

Day 2 awaits you with gorgeous views of the North, South and Central Japan Alps. We'll go through some rocky sections in Mount Yoko, which has chains in place due to exposure. Besides, we'll hike around Mount Io and Mount Higashi Tengu.

At the end of the trail there's an onsen, so we can have a relaxing bath straight after the trek! That day we'll stay at Kuroyuri hut, the most visited mountain hut in Yatsugatake mountain range.

The third day of our hiking traverse is shorter, so you can even be back in Tokyo in the afternoon, if you're in a rush.

I also offer other routes in Yatsugatake mountain range, in case you are looking for a more relaxed hiking itinerary or want to see different places. 

Please contact me so we can arrange a hiking trip in Yatsugatake! This is a beautiful natural area of Japan that you shouldn't miss.

Other great hikes you should consider are Hakuba 3 Mountains hiking traverse and ridge climbing and 'Omote Ginza' climbing route.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Please keep in mind that the price does NOT include:

Mountain hut fee: JPY 28,000 per person

- 2 nights mountain hut stay (half board)

- lunch boxes

These expenses need to be paid on the spot.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Akadake summit hut or Akadake Panorama hut

Start at Minoto trail head – Akadake Kosen – Mt Aka – stay overnight at Akadake summit hut or Akadake Panorama hut.

(Course time: ca. 5.5hrs)

Day 2: Kuroyuri hut

Leave Akadake summit Hut – Mt Yoko – Mt Io – Mt Higashi Tengu – stay overnight at Kuroyuri hut.

(Course time: ca. 6hrs 10min)

Day 3: Descend to Inagoyu hot springs

Leave Kuroyuri hut – Shirabiso hut – descend to Inagoyu hot springs.

(Course time: ca. 3hrs)


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You'll have to add your expenses to the price: JPY 30,000

  • 2 nights mountain hut stay (half board)
  • lunch boxes
  • transport taxi from tail end to beginning

This expenses need to be paid on the spot.

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About the guide: Chikako

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Mountain Guide

I am a Mt Fuji guide and a backcountry ski guide, certified by the JMGA. I was born in Tokyo but currently live in Fuji-Yoshida city, located at the foot of Mt Fuji. Teaching was something that interested me since my school years, and thus chose to join a specialized college for coaching, instructorship, and sports biology, where I also started climbing and skiing in the mountains. After my graduation, I worked as a ski patrol for 10 years, 5 of which I worked through the year - Hakuba in the winter (of northern hemisphere) and in Methven, New Zealand in the summer (of northern hemisphere), and a backcountry ski guide for 10 years.

My main and favourite field of guiding is on and around Mt Fuji, but backcountry skiing is my favourite mountain sports! I guide backcountry skiing mainly around Hakuba areas but also have been a guide in Hokkaido for 2 years, and know Furano and Niseko areas very well. I also currently teach Japan Avalanche Network level 1 courses on avalanche risks and safety. I also enjoy rock climbing in my free time and love to share with you the beauty of the Japanese mountains through my favourite guiding routes, let it to be in trekking the mountains, snowshoeing with an onsen stay or backcountry skiing in Hakuba areas!

For me, mountains are a part of my life. It teaches me upsides and downsides of life, and I want guests to join me in this environment to realize the conveniences that surround us in our ordinary life and to be grateful of everything that lets us live.

I guide visitors from abroad quite frequently. Contact me if you’re also up for fun mountain adventures!!


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What people are saying about this trip



The Yatsugatake area is a very beautyful area with Both Mountain scenery and dense forrests. It is challenging To Reach The summit, bjt the views are Worth It. The Mountain huts are very cosy, clean and have All very friendly staff. The food is very food and the lunchboxes they provide are varied and more Than sufficient. You can even take a hot bath in the Mountain hut next To the summit. The onsen (hot spring) is a perfect way to end This Mountain trek.. Chikako is a very friendly and experienced Mountain guide, who is Always willing To help and her English is excellent. I definitly recommand This trip To other hikers, the help of a guide is advisable as locals do NOT speak English and maps are NOT available in English either. Chikako is the best guide One can imagine.

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