Chubetsu-dake Refuge Hut and Campsite

Free Hut
Has water source
Has toilets

Posted on Sep 6, 2020

Posted on Sep 6, 2020

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The Chubetsu-dake Refuge Hut (忠別岳避難小屋) is a very basic A-frame shelter sitting about 40 minutes walk below (south of) Chubetsu-dake (忠別岳, 1963m) in central Daisetsuzan Range. There's a 15-tent campsite just down from the hut also.

Last updated Sep 11, 2021


Chubetsu-dake Refuge Hut is located just below Chubetsu-dake (忠別岳, 1963m) in the central Daisetsuzan Range, in central Hokkaido.

General notes

The Chubetsu-dake Hut is a very basic but comfortable two-storey emergency A-frame shelter. There’s a small campsite just below the hut, large enough for about 15 small tents. There’s also a couple of deep pools in the river just below the lower campsite, perfect for a wash on a hot day. Be warned: the water is icy cold!

Sleeps 30 people.
Official contact
Kamikawa Town (上川町)
TEL: 01658-2-4058
Kamikawa Town

This is an emergency shelter – stays cannot be booked in advance.

Hut Fees

The hut is free for overnight stays, as is the nearby campsite.


Heating: There’s no stove or other heating facilities in the hut.

Water: There’s a snow-fed water source near the hut year-round. Water should be boiled, filtered, or treated before consuming. Note that by mid- to late-September, the snowfield may be completely gone, particularly if it has been a hot summer.

Kitchen/cooking: There are no dedicated cooking or kitchen facilities.

Bedding: There is no bedding in the hut.

Elecricity: No electricity in the hut.

Toilets: There is a basic long-drop toilet out-house. Pack out toilet paper.

Cell reception: No.



Related Maps

NOTE: For number references to official printed topographical maps, check the main route report ( Daisetsuzan Asahidake to Numa-no-hara Traverse ).

Special Chubetsudake Refuge  Hut Notes

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

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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.