Asahidake Refuge

旭岳石室
Emergency Use Only
Free Hut
Mobile reception

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

Location

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.

Capacity
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
URL: https://www.kamikawa.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
Maintenance
Kawakami Development Bureau
上川総合振興局
Booking

No booking required.

Hut Fees

This hut is free to stay.

Facilities

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.

Hutkeeper

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.

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Asahidake Refuge Difficulty Rating

Category

Grade

Points

Strenuousness

Vertical Gain

D

25

Time ascending

D

0

Technicality

Altitude

D

0

Hazards

D

Navigation

D

Totals

25/100

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.