Hakuundake Refuge

白雲岳避難小屋
Hut fees to be paid
Has water source
Has toilets
Hutkeeper present
Mobile reception

Posted on Nov 30, 2018

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Hakuundake Refuge Hut (白雲岳避難小屋, 1,990m) is a large but basic two-story hut located just under an hour's walk from Hakuun-dake (白雲岳). It is available for use year-round, but a warden is present from mid-June till late September. In winter, the ground floor entrance will be buried in snow, so entrance is from a second-floor winter door. There's also an official campsite nearby.

Extra research contributed by Rob Thomson

Last updated Dec 1, 2018

Location

Hakuundake Refuge (白雲岳避難小屋) is about 20mins walk south from the Hakuundake trail junction in the northern reaches of the Daisetsuzan National Park.

General notes

The hut is available for use in winter (no charge hut fees payable in winter), however there is no stove or other forms of heating. The hut is not locked, and entrance to the hut in winter is via a second-story door accessible by ladder (although it is likely to be at snow-level). For extra (ultra-detailed) details and photos (in Japanese) see Tozan-shoshinsha‘s write up of the Hakuun Refuge Hut here.

Capacity
Sleeps 60 people.
Official contact
Kamikawa Shinkokyoku (上川振興局)
TEL: 0166 46 5922
URL: http://www.kamikawa.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
Maintenance
Kamikawa Division of the Daisetsuzan National Park Council
大雪山国立公園上川地区登山道維持管理連絡協議会
Booking

No booking is required.

Hut Fees

1,000yen for overnight stays during the summer season (mid-June till late September), free outside of this period. The campsite nearby is 300yen per night during the summer season.

Facilities

Heating: No.

Water: Water is obtained from a stream and should be boiled or filtered. In late September and early October, the stream may have dried up. However, there are patches of year-round snow within the vicinity of the hut.

Kitchen/cooking: There is no dedicated area for cooking, and no cooking facilities are provided (bring your own cooker).

Bedding: There is no bedding available.

Elecricity: No.

Toilets: There are bio-toilets located in an outhouse next to the hut; used toilet paper should not be thrown into it but packed out, take a Ziploc bag (you may see that other people have ignored this, however).

Cell reception: There is patchy mobile reception in the vicinity of the hut, but should not be relied upon.

Hutkeeper

A warden is in residence during the summer season (mid-June till late September).

Related Maps

Coming soon…

NOTE: For number references to official printed topographical maps, check the main route report ( coming soon ).

Special Hakuundake  Hut Notes

Hakuundake Refuge is funded by local administration, but the day-to-day maintenance is largely taken care of by volunteers. 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.

Hakuundake Hut Trip reports

Coming soon.

Hakuundake Hut Photo Gallery

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