Asahidake Refuge

Emergency Use Only
Free Hut
Mobile reception

Posted on Nov 22, 2018

Posted on Nov 22, 2018

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The Asahidake Refuge (旭岳石室, 1,660m) is a basic but well-built stone hut on the western flanks of Asahidake, Hokkaido's highest mountain, located in the Daisetsu mountain range in central Hokkaido. The hut is designated as an emergency-use only hut - non-emergency overnight stays are not allowed. The hut is only 20 minutes walk from the Sugatami ropeway station.

Last updated Sep 14, 2019


The Asahidake Refuge Hut is located here, on the western flanks of Asahidake, about 20 minutes walk from the Sugatami top station on the Asahidake Ropeway.

General notes

Overnight stays in this hut are not allowed, unless in an emergency.

Sleeps 20 people.
Official contact
Environment and Lifestyle Division of the Kawakami Development Bureau ( 上川総合振興局 環境生活課 自然環境係)
TEL: 0166-46-5922
Kawakami Development Bureau

No booking required.

Hut Fees

This hut is free to stay.


Heating: There is no heating in the hut.

Water: There is no water source.

Kitchen/cooking: There are no kitchen facilities.

Bedding: No bedding is provided.

Elecricity: There is no electricity in the hut.

Toilets: In the non-snow season, there is a basic shelter for use with portable toilets-in-a-bag (pack your own waste out with you).

Cell reception: Yes.


No hutkeeper.

Related Maps

NOTE: For number references to official printed topographical maps, check the main route report ( Asahidake Volcanic Steam-vents Ski Touring ).

Special Asahidake Refuge  Hut Notes

The vast majority of huts in Hokkaido are 100% maintained through passionate volunteer time and effort. If you make a visit, please give the place a clean, and make sure to sign the guest book. Always leave a hut cleaner than you found it.

Asahidake Refuge Hut Trip reports

Asahidake Refuge Hut Photo Gallery

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2 thoughts on “Asahidake Refuge”

  1. Hi!
    I’m planning a 2-3 day hike in the Daisetsuzan National Park in March, I would like to ask more about the general note regarding non-emergency stay by the Asahikade refuge. I have a tent (and would stay next to the hut in the snow like in the picture), but now I don’t quite know whether this would be allowed. I’d very much like to follow all the correct guidelines and plan the hike accordingly.

    Thank you for your wonderful work with this website, it’s a top resource!

    1. Hi Saara, technically, staying in a tent would not be allowed. Although the rules are somewhat flexible and rarely enforced in the snow months (including March). I’ve not heard of anyone being told not to camp in the snow in winter in national parks in Hokkaido!

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GRADES range from A (very difficult) to D (easy). Hazards include exposure to avalanche and fall risk. More details here. Rating rubric adapted from Hokkaido Yukiyama Guidebook 北海道雪山ガイド.