3 days expedition for Mt.Kitadake

Mt.Kitadake, at an altitude of 3,193 meters, takes second place in Japan for highest summit, following Mt.Fuji. Its iconic triangular shape makes it the principal of the Japan Minami (Southern) Alps Mountains. Many hikers long for standing on the top one day.

The climbing route is quite hard with and uphill. But the adorable alpine flowers blooming along the trail will cheer you up! Above the forest line, there is nothing in your way or block your sight. You can enjoy walking in the heavenly skies with panoramic view on a clear day.

Season available : From mid June to Oct.

Trail distance : 15 km

Altitude difference : 1,700 m

Level ★★★★★

Photo of Mt.Kitadake 1
The top of Mt.Kitadake
Phto of Mt.Kitadake 2
Trail for traversing
Photo of Mt.Kitadake 3
Colorful alpine flowers
Photo of Mt.Kitadake 4
Ptarmigan bird


Day 1

(Depart at Tokyo (Shinjuku) and 1 hour 30 minutes by train. ref. Location & Access)

13:00 Meet up at Kofu station.

15:00 Arrive at Ashiyasu (by local bus).

Lodging at Natoriya Inn (http://natoriya.weebly.com)

Day 2

5:30 Start at Ashiyasu

6:30 Arrive at Hirogawara (by local bus) & commence trail.

12:00 Reach Happomba Kold & lunch break.

14:30 Arrive at Kitadake sanso.

Lodging at Kitadake sanso Hut

Day 3

5:30 Start at Kitadake sanso.

7:00 The top of Mt.Kitadake.

10:30 Reach Shirane Oike koya.

12:30 Return to Hirogawara.

15:00 Arrive back to Kofu station.

*Accommodation can be arranged before and after the tour.


1 person : USD600

2 - 5 people : Add USD50 per person

Over 5 people : Negotiable


What’s included

Guiding fee and guide’s expense

What’s not included

Transportation to and from the meeting spot

Transportation for local bus = JPY5,400 per person (2023 season)

Accommodation at Natoriya Inn = JPY9,900 per person, with dinner and breakfast inc. tax (2023 season)

Accommodation at Kiyadake sanso Hut = JPY12,300 per person, with two meals inc. tax (2023 season)

Lunch  *you should prepare/buy yourself

Insurance = JPY1,540 per person

*Prices mentioned above are currently applicable and subject to change without notice.

*Read and agree Policy & Terms before booking.