Rakko Sanso Hut
Last updated Oct 10, 2023
This is a relatively new hut, built in 1996. The hut has a wood stove, but sees little use during winter, due to the 8km approach – this 8km approach road is not cleared in winter. The hut is open and unlocked in winter.
The hut cannot be booked – sleeping quarters consist of a space on the floor.
Free, but there is a donation box inside the hut. We would recommend at least 500yen per night as a donation.
Heating: There’s a small wood stove in the hut. Plenty of wood is stacked near the entrance of the hut. To be on the safe side, bring your own means of starting the fire (lighter etc).
Water: There’s stream water available outside the hut, piped into an outdoor kitchen area. As of October 2023, there was also stream water piped into the interior kitchen area. Water must be treated or boiled before consuming.
Kitchen/cooking: There’s a basic cooking/washing up kitchen area inside and outside the hut.
Bedding: No bedding provided.
Elecricity: No electricity. The hut has electric wiring and light bulbs, but requires a portable generator to be plugged in for these to work.
Toilets: There are basic long-drop toilets in the hut.
Cell reception: No. None of the mobile carriers have reception at the hut.
There’s no hutkeeper present at the hut, even in summer.
The vast majority of huts in Hokkaido are 100% maintained through passionate volunteer time and effort. 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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