Chubetsu-dake Refuge Hut and Campsite
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.
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!
- See more details about this hut on The Hokkaido Bush Pig’s blog here.
This is an emergency shelter – stays cannot be booked in advance.
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.
NOTE: For number references to official printed topographical maps, check the main route report ( Daisetsuzan Asahidake to Numa-no-hara Traverse ).
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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