Mt. Sapporo Hiyamizu Hut

冷水小屋
Hut fees to be paid
Booking required
Has stove/heating
Has water source
Has full kitchen
Has toilets
Hutkeeper present

Posted on Aug 8, 2018
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Posted on Aug 8, 2018

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Hiyamizu Hut is a two story, 81.89㎡ hut that sleeps 30 people. It was originally built in 1933, but burned to the ground in 1950. A replacement hut, which stands today, was built in 1952 (details in Japanese here). The hut is owned and managed by Hokkai Gakuen University (TEL: 011-841-1161), and is available for use from the 1st of Jan till 31st of October on the first and third weekends of the month.

Last updated Nov 17, 2018

Location

At around 850m, part way up the Mt. Sapporo summer trail (here).

General notes

Hiyamizu Hut is a two story, 81.89㎡ hut that sleeps 30 people. It was originally built in 1933, but burned to the ground in 1950. A replacement hut, which stands today, was built in 1952 (details in Japanese here). The hut is owned and managed by Hokkai Gakuen University (TEL: 011-841-1161), and is available for use from the 1st of Jan till 31st of October on the first and third weekends of the month. More specifically, the hut is managed by the Hokkai Gakuen University mountaineering club.

Capacity
Sleeps 30 people.
Official contact
Student Support Department, Hokkai Gakuen University (北海学園大学学生課)
TEL: 011-841-1161
Maintenance
Hokkaido Gakuen University Mountaineering Club
北海学園大学山岳部
Booking

The hut is only available for use on the 1st and 3rd weekends of the month. The hut is locked outside of these times. Booking is required. Call Hokkai Gakuen University on 011-841-1161.

Hut Fees

350yen for overnight stays.

Facilities

Heating: Wood stove, managed by the rostered hutkeeper. It is possible to do some basic cooking on the stove-top.

Water: There is a piped water source outside from a nearby stream. Water can be consumed without treatment.

Kitchen/cooking: A small kitchen area with bench. Pots, pans, cutlery, bowls, plates etc. are provided. The kitchen sink drain freezes in winter, so any waste water should be thrown outside.

Bedding: There is some limited (and unwashed) bedding (sleeping bags and blankets) available on a first-in first-served basis. Best to bring your own. Open-plan sleeping quarters (tatami mats) are on the second story.

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

Toilets: There is one clean, simple long-drop toilet.

Cell reception: No.

Hutkeeper

A member from the Hokkai Gakuen University mountaineering club is rostered as hutkeeper on each of the weekends the hut is available for use.

Related Maps

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

Special Hiyamizu  Hut Notes

Like most huts in Hokkaido, Hiyamizu Hut is maintained 100% through passionate, volunteer time and effort. Always leave a hut cleaner than you found it.

Hiyamizu Hut Photo Gallery

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Mt. Sapporo Hiyamizu Hut Difficulty Rating

Category

Grade

Points

Strenuousness

Vertical Gain

D

25

Time ascending

D

0

Technicality

Altitude

D

0

Hazards

D

Navigation

D

Totals

25/100

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.