Rishiri-zan Emergency Hut

Emergency Use Only
Free Hut
Mobile reception

Posted on Mar 18, 2019
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The Rishiri-zan Emergency Hut (利尻山避難小屋) is a basic but solid structure on the mountain's exposed northern hiking trail. It is nestled in a small saddle at 1232m between Chokan-zan (長官山, 1218m) and the Rishiri-zan summit. The hut is open and unlocked for use year-round, however in winter there may be a need to dig down to the hut's second-story door in order to access it, depending on snow volume on the mountain.


The Rishiri-zan Emergency Hut is located at 1232m, here, about 3.5hrs up the northern summer hiking trail up Rishiri-zan, on Rishiri Island off the west coast of Hokkaido’s northern-most point.

General notes

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.

Sleeps 30 people.
Official contact
Rishiri Town Office Tourism and Commerce Officer (Industry and Construction Department) (利尻富士町役場産業建設課商工観光係)
TEL: 10163-82-1114
Email: kanko@town.rishirifuji.hokkaido.jp
Rishiri Town Council

This hut does not take bookings.

Hut Fees

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.

Elecricity: No.

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.



Related Maps

Coming soon…

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.

Rishiri-zan Emergency Hut Trip reports

Coming soon.

Rishiri-zan Emergency Hut Photo Gallery

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