Climb Mt. Tarumae in Hokkaido's Shikotsu-Toya National Park

Overview

Climb Hokkaido’s Mt. Tarumae, an active volcano overlooking pristine Lake Shikotsu! Choose between the easier East Peak Piston course, or the Outer Rim course that will have you climbing the slopes surrounding Mt. Tarumae's caldera crater.

Highlights

  • Lunch included — no need to bring your own
  • Enjoy the view from the top — Mt. Tarumae overlooks Lake Shikotsu and Shikotsu-Toya National Park
  • Take the chance to see a rare “triple volcano” (a volcano formed by multiple layers of hardened lava)
  • Have a tough but safe challenge as you climb Mt. Tarumae with an experienced guide
  • Marvel at Mt. Tarumae’s rugged terrain and scenery, including alpine plants from the seventh station

Key Information

Important Information

- This tour may be canceled due to rain, inclement weather, or other conditions. In this case, we will contact you beforehand to refund or reschedule - Your guide cannot speak English; they will communicate with you in Japanese and through gestures - COVID-19 measures are in place, including disinfection of equipment and limits on group sizes - A minimum of 2 participants is required for us to accept your booking; solo guests may book by paying the two-person price - Guests must be aged 6 or older, and in good enough physical condition for hiking and mountain climbing. Prior mountain-climbing experience is recommended - Please understand that in booking this activity, we may share your booking information (but without individually identifiable data) to the Ministry of the Environment, with which this activity is affiliated. By making a booking, you signify that you agree to these terms. Please understand that in booking this activity, we may share your booking information (but without individually identifiable data) to the Ministry of the Environment, with which this activity is affiliated. By making a booking, you signify that you agree to these terms.

Description

This guided climbing tour of Mt. Tarumae in Hokkaido’s Shikotsu-Toya National Park is available from June to mid-October. Choose between two available plans according to your schedule and endurance levels. Plan 1: East Peak Piston Course This tour lasts for about 5 ½ hours, and it will take you to the summit of Mt. Tarumae and back. Recommended for those who want to spend time immersing themselves in Mt. Tarumae’s scenery and the views from the top, it roughly follows this itinerary: 09:00 — Meet your guide, and head for the 7th Station Hut of Mt. Tarumae 09:30 — Prepare to climb Mt. Tarumae 09:45 — Begin climbing 11:25 — Lunch break 12:25 — Begin descending Mt. Tarumae 14:00 — Finish descending; move to the original meeting point 14:30 — Tour ends at meeting point Plan 2: Outer Rim Course This tour lasts for about 6 ½ hours, and is recommended for those who want to see Mt. Tarumae’s lava dome, a caldera crater that was formed when the volcano erupted in 1909. It roughly follows this itinerary: 09:00 — Meet your guide, and head for the 7th Station Hut of Mt. Tarumae 09:30 — Prepare to climb Mt. Tarumae 09:45 — Begin climbing 11:25 — Lunch break 12:25 — Climb the slopes around Mt. Tarumae’s outer rim 13:25 — Begin descending Mt. Tarumae 15:00 — Finish descending; move to the original meeting point 15:30 — Tour ends at meeting point

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