Mt. Tokachi Emergency Shelter

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Posted on Oct 1, 2018

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The Mt. Maetokachi Emergency Shelter Hut (十勝岳避難小屋, 1,300m) is a relatively new hut, built in 2008. It is a very basic shelter, however, built to eruption-standards - at least it looks like it is; it is a solid steel-beamed structure, with a very basic interior. There's no heating or water at the hut, so it is only really suited for basic overnight stays.


At around 1,300m, below the Taisho Crater on Mt. Maetokachi (location).

General notes

The current Tokachidake Emergency Shelter Hut was built in October 2008 by the Biei Town council after the old hut was destroyed in 2006 due to heavy spring snow. There used to be a pair of old ski lifts to the hut, but they were removed after the Mt. Tokachi eruption of 1989. This is a well-built but very basic hut, which only gives respite from the wind, not the cold. When we were there in mid-February, the interior walls were caked in hoar frost.

  • Entrance to the hut in winter: In mid-winter (January/February/March), the entrance way will likely be blocked by wind-blown snow. Once you’ve shoveled that out of the way, the hut door can be opened. The door is not locked.
Sleeps 10 people.
Official contact
Biei Town Office (美瑛町役場)
TEL: 0166-92-1111
Biei Town Council

No booking required.

Hut Fees



Heating: There is no stove (no heating).

Water: There is no water source.

Kitchen/cooking: No dedicated kitchen area.

Bedding: No bedding or mattresses are provided, but there is a raised wooden platform which would sleep five to ten people in a pinch.

Elecricity: No.

Toilets: No.

Cell reception: No.


No hutkeeper.

Related Maps

NOTE: For number references to official printed topographical maps, check the main route report ( Mt. Maetokachi Taisho Crater and Tokachi-dake Hut ).

Special Mt. Tokachi Emergency Shelter  Hut Notes

The vast majority of huts in Hokkaido are 100% maintained through passionate volunteer time and effort. Always leave a hut cleaner than you found it.

Mt. Tokachi Emergency Shelter Hut Trip reports

Mt. Tokachi Emergency Shelter Hut Photo Gallery

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