Hütte Muine

Hut fees to be paid
Booking required
Has stove/heating
Has water source
Has full kitchen

Posted on Sep 30, 2018
Share on facebook
Share on reddit
Share on twitter
Share on google
66 2

Posted on Sep 30, 2018

Share on facebook
Share on reddit
Share on twitter
Share on google
66 2
Reading time: < 1 min
The Mt. Muine Hut, or Hütte Muine (無意根尻小屋, 1,020m), is one of the huts owned by Hokkaido University. It is managed by the Hokkaido University Ski Mountaineering Club’s (北大山スキー部) and is one of the historic ski-touring huts built in the hills of Sapporo in the 1930s. As such, it is most popular in the winter, but it can also be used in summer.

Last updated Dec 12, 2019


A few kilometers southeast of Mt. Muine summit (Google Maps).

General notes

Muine Hut is a two-story hut situated at 1,020m, built to accommodate 30 people. Its location allows for a relatively safe and quick access to the summit of Mt. Muine, but the approach is long – 7km with only 600m altitude gain.

  • History: Muine Hut was built in 1931 by the Hokkaido University Ski Mountaineering Club (with the expertise of Sapporo-based Okitsu Construction), and is still maintained by the club. It was designed by Mr. Oota from the Hokkaido University Buildings and Repairs Administration Section, with the design based on another of the Hokkaido University huts near Mt. Soranuma (Soranuma Hut). There is still no road directly to the hut, so all building materials were hauled to the hut by person-power. In February 1949, sons of the Emperor, Prince Takamatsu and Prince Mikasa, stayed in the hut and “enjoyed Muine’s deep snow” (Hokkkaido Uni hut history bookled, p. 46).
Sleeps 30 people.
Official contact
Hokkaido University Student Support Department (北海道大学学務部学生支援課学生総合担当)
TEL: 011-706-7533
URL: https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/gakusei/campus-life/facility/hut/
Hokkaido University Ski Mountaineering Club

In principle, overnight stays must be pre-booked and paid up at Hokkaido University. Either call 011-706-7456 directly to book, or if your Japanese is rusty, then head straight to the No. 2 window on the ground floor at the Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education at Hokkaido University to book and pay (location on Google maps). The hut is not locked in winter.

Hut Fees

140yen per person per night.


Heating: Large wood stove, with wood stacked to the left of the kitchen area (extra wood stored under the hut). The stove can take a while to get fully heated, but once the entire chimney is heated, it will heat the entire, well-sealed hut very well.

Water: There is running spring water in the hut, piped direct from the source. No boiling required. It runs constantly into the hut’s kitchen sink.

Kitchen/cooking: There is a small kitchen bench area. Pots, pans, utensils, plates, bowls are all provided. There is a large LPG gas burner, but this is for club and emergency use only. The wood stove is very efficient for boiling water, frying etc. In winter, I’d be happy not to bring any cooking/eating equipment to this hut, cooking on the wood stove.

Bedding: No bedding or mattresses are provided. Sleeping quarters on the second floor.

Elecricity: There is no electricity in the hut in winter.

Toilets: There are no toilets at this hut. “The great outdoors is your bathroom,” I was told by one of the club members when we were there in winter.

Cell reception: No.


There is no hutkeeper, but club members are usually there on weekends.

Related Maps

NOTE: For number references to official printed topographical maps, check the main route report ( Muine-yama and Muine Hut ).

Special Hütte Muine  Hut Notes

Boots to be removed before entering the inside door to the hut – no boots to be worn inside. Boots are to be placed behind the stove inside the hut. Like all the huts in Hokkaido, Muine Hut is maintained 100% through passionate, volunteer time and effort. Always leave a hut cleaner than you found it.

Hütte Muine Hut Trip reports

Hütte Muine Hut Photo Gallery

Summer↔Winter slider

Mt. Muine Hut (summer)Mt. Muine ski touring route (Hokkaido, Japan)

As with each ski touring, cycle touring, and hiking route guide published on hokkaidowilds.org, should you choose to follow the information on this page, do so at your own risk. Prior to setting out check current local weather, conditions, and land/road/track closures. While traveling, obey all public and private land use restrictions and rules, carry proper safety and navigational equipment, and of course, follow leave-no-trace procedures. The information found herein is simply a planning resource to be used as a point of inspiration in conjunction with your own due-diligence. In spite of the fact that this information, associated GPS track (GPX, KML and maps), and all information was prepared under diligent research by the specified contributor and/or contributors, the accuracy of such and judgement of the author is not guaranteed. hokkaidowilds.org, its partners, associates, and contributors are in no way liable for personal injury, damage to personal property, or any other such situation that might happen to individuals following the information contained in this post.

hokkaidowilds.orgに掲載されるすべてのスキールート、自転車ツーリングルート、ハイキングルートと同様に、本ページに掲載される情報を利用し行動する場合、必ず自己責任で利用することを条件とします。出発する前に現地の天候や状況、通行止め情報などを確認しましょう。行動中は、公有地/私有地に関係なく必ず現地の利用条件を守るようにし、適切な安全装置や、コンパスや地図などのナビゲーション道具を身に着けてください。いうまでもありませんが、自然に与える人間の影響を少なくし、ゴミの持ち帰りをはじめ環境を傷をつけない(Leave No Trace)ようなアウトドア行動にしましょう。本サイトに掲載される情報はあくまで計画を立てるための一つの情報源に過ぎなく、行為者の先んじて払ってしかるべき正当な注意義務及び努力と合わせて利用することを条件とします。本ページのGPSトラック(GPXとKMLと地図)を含む情報は提供者のできる限り正確な調べにより提供しているものの、その情報の正確性や、提供者の行動判断は、hokkaidowilds.orgは一切の責任を負いかねなく保証できません。また、本ページに掲載される情報を利用することによるいかなる怪我、器物損壊等、その他事件 ・事故等においてhokkaidowilds.orgや本サイトの関係者は一切の責任を負いかねます。

Comments | Queries | Reports

Have you visited the Hütte Muine Hut? Thinking of visiting? Please post any feedback or queries here. Thanks!

2 thoughts on “Hütte Muine”

  1. Hi,
    the name of Mine hut is
    instead of
    Thank you so much for your introducing the hut nicely.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

See More Like this