Hisagonuma Refuge Hut

Emergency Use Only
Free Hut
Has water source
Has toilets

Posted on Dec 9, 2018

Posted on Dec 9, 2018

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The refurbished Hisagonuma Refuge Hut (ヒサゴ沼避難小屋) is a small, basic two-story wooden hut with a camping area, located next to the Hisagonuma lake (ヒサゴ沼) to the east of the main ridge of Kaun-dake (化雲岳), in the central Daisetsuzan Range. The campground can be boggy after rain.

Last updated Sep 11, 2021


The Hisagonuma Refuge Hut is located next to the Hisagonuma lake (ヒサゴ沼) to the east of the main ridge of Kaun-dake, in the central Daisetsuzan Range (location).

General notes

The Hisagonuma Refuge Hut, refurbished in 2019, is a small, basic two-story wooden hut with a camping area. The campground can be boggy. Officially, the hut is strictly for emergency overnight stays only (as per the official webpage). Therefore, if choosing to stay next to the lake, ideally you’ll have a tent, and stay at the campsite nearby.

Sleeps 30 people.
Official contact
Tokachi Sogo Shinkokyoku (十勝総合振興局)
TEL: 0155 26 2977
URL: https://www.tokachi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/hk/kks/sizen/yama/hisago/Shelter.htm
Tokachi Sogo Shinkokyoku

It is not possible to book ahead for this hut. Note that during the peak Daisetsuzan hiking period (August), the hut can be full, so carrying a tent is recommended.

Hut Fees

There is no charge to stay or camp.


Heating: There is no stove or other heating source in the hut.

Water: There is a water source behind the hut. However, in September this water source dries up and it is necessary to walk around the lake for about 20 minutes to fill up from the stream that feeds the lake. Boil or filter all water. It is not recommended to consume water from the lake, even when boiled or treated.

Kitchen/cooking: There is no dedicated kitchen or cooking area.

Bedding: There is no bedding provided. Bring your own sleeping bag and mat to sleep on the raised wooden platforms.

Elecricity: No.

Toilets: There is an outhouse toilet – pack out used toilet paper if possible.

Cell reception: There is no mobile reception.



Related Maps

NOTE: For number references to official printed topographical maps, check the main route report ( Central Daisetsuzan Circuit Hike ).

Special Hisagonuma Refuge  Hut Notes

While this hut is funded and managed by the Tokachi Development Bureau, the day to day maintenance of the hut relies heavily on volunteer labor. 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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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.