Trek Mt. Sanpoiwa Near Shirakawa-go, Gifu


With a licensed guide, trek scenic Mt. Sanpoiwa at the border of Ishikawa and Gifu Prefectures. Near famous World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go, Mt. Sanpoiwa is a great vantage point to see majestic Mt. Hakusan, one of Japan's Three Sacred Mountains.


  • Trek a scenic trail that offers gorgeous panoramic views no matter what the season
  • Explore the area via a trail that's highly recommended by your guide, a certified member of the Japan Mountain Guides Association
  • See Mt. Hakusan, one of Japan’s three holiest mountains along with Mt. Fuji and Mt. Tateyama
  • Near Shirakawa-go— spend the night at Shirakawa-go after the tour to fully explore the area
  • Stay at TOYOTA Shirakawa-go Eco-Institute (Shizen Gakko) for extra convenience

Key Information

Important Information

• Please understand that your guide can only speak basic English; they will guide you with a translation device. If you want a fluent English-speaking interpreter, we can arrange for one; please book the relevant add-on • This tour may be canceled due to inclement weather or other conditions. In this case, we will contact you by 17:00 on the day before your tour to refund or reschedule • Public transport to and from the Sanpoiwa parking lot is limited. The tour fee does not include the cost of transportation to and from the parking lot, but taxis are available for booking as an add-on before checkout • For guests arriving or leaving by car, a separate toll fee is required for accessing the Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road (please pay in cash on-site). If you will book our taxi add-on, the toll fee is included in the price • COVID-19 measures are in place, including disinfection of equipment, mask-wearing requirements for staff and guests, temperature checks, and enforcing social distancing whenever applicable - A minimum of 2 participants is required for the tour to go ahead. If this is not reached, we will contact you a day before your tour to refund or reschedule - Participants must be aged 18 or older, and in good physical condition for a trek


This trekking tour of Mt. Sanpoiwa (also spelled "Sampoiwa," "Sanboiwa," "Sanpoiwadake," or "Sampoiwadake"), bordering Ishikawa and Gifu Prefectures, is available from June 10 to July 10, and from October 1–31. The trekking itself lasts for about 5 ½ hours — or about 6 hours, including transit. The tour roughly follows this itinerary: 09:20 — Meet your guide at TOYOTA Shirakawa-go Eco-Institute (Shizen Gakko), then take a taxi or drive to the Sanpoiwa parking lot. If you don't have a car, we recommend pre-booking our taxi add-on for added convenience — toll fees are included, and you can save time by not having to call a taxi on the day 10:00 — Arrive at the Sanpoiwa parking lot; begin trekking 12:30 — Lunch (please bring your own) 13:00 — Trek back to the Sanpoiwa parking lot 14:45 — Reach the Sanpoiwa parking lot. Drive back or arrange for a taxi yourself, or take a pre-booked private taxi to TOYOTA Shirakawa-go Eco-Institute (Shizen Gakko) or Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal 15:30 — Return to TOYOTA Shirakawa-go Eco-Institute (Shizen Gakko) by taxi 15:45 — Arrive at Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal

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