Rishiri-zan Emergency Hut
This hut is a basic wooden structure with steel beams. It is designed to be an emergency overnight shelter. The hut officially sleeps 30 people, however this would be very crowded. In winter, access to the hut is via a second-story door. Make sure this door is securely closed when leaving, as snow would happily fill the entire hut otherwise. While overnight stays in winter are in principle possible, there is no heating in the hut. Note that there is different smaller hut on the hiking trail up Rishiri-zan’s western side, here.
This hut does not take bookings.
Free for overnight stays.
Heating: There is no heating in the hut.
Water: There is no water source.
Kitchen/cooking: There is no dedicated cooking, kitchen, or washing up area.
Bedding: No bedding is supplied.
Toilets: No. Make sure to bring your own portable toilet – either a sturdy ziplock bag designed for the purpose and/or a poo-tube.
Cell reception: Yes.
NOTE: For number references to official printed topographical maps, check the main route report ( coming soon ).
Special Rishiri-zan Emergency Hut Notes
The vast majority of huts in Hokkaido are 100% maintained through passionate volunteer time and effort. While the Rishiri-zan Hut is officially maintained by the town council, much of the day-to-day work is done by volunteers. 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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