The old Seigakuso Hut used to stand about 1km further up into the forest. It burned down, so it was replaced with the current hut in 2004. Along with the new hut came a massive new parking area, clean public toilets, and a park-like area at the trailhead.
Overnight stays do not need to be booked in advance, but in the busy mid-August period (10th till 20th August), it would pay to book in advance just to be sure that you have a spot to sleep. Call the Kiyosato Tourism Association to book (TEL: 0152-25-4111).
Hut fees are 2,120yen for adults (high school age and older), 1,040yen for elementary- and middle-school children, and it’s 520yen to sleep in your car in the carpark overnight.
Heating: The building is centrally heated.
Water: There is water available in the hut, but it’s not potable. It must be filtered or treated before consuming. There are drink vending machines in the hut.
Kitchen/cooking: There’s a kitchen with a couple of low tables, as well as a microwave, boiling water dispenser, and refrigerator. There’s also very basic foodstuffs available for purchase, such as instant cup noodles etc.
Bedding: The hut can supply basic bedding (camping mats and sleeping bags) for 300yen per night.
Elecricity: There is electricity available in the hut.
Toilets: There are toilets accessible from within the hut.
Cell reception: We didn’t test for mobile reception when we were there – best to assume there isn’t reception.
There is a hutkeeper present.
Unlike other huts we list on the site, we’ve never actually stayed at this particular hut. So if you do happen to stay, any feedback or extra information you can let us in on would be much appreciated!
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