Teshio-dake Hütte

天塩岳ヒュッテ
Free Hut
Has stove/heating
Has water source
Has toilets
Accessible by bicycle

Posted on Sep 26, 2019
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The Teshiodake Hütte (天塩岳ヒュッテ) an imposing but comfortable hut at the Teshio-dake trailhead. This large two-story log-building hut is free to stay, it has no warden and can sleep 40. You need to take your own bedding, food and cooking equipment. There is a camping area with taps and a toilet immediately outside. In the summer the hut is accessible by car, but in winter, it is a 9km skin along a mostly flat road to get to the hut - a sled is recommended.

Extra photos provided by Dominika, Piotr, and Antek.

Last updated Feb 25, 2020

Location

The Teshiodake Hut is located at the Teshio-dake (天塩岳) trailhead, here, deep in the mountains about 45km northeast of Asahikawa City in northern central Hokkaido.

General notes

The Teshiodake Hütte is an imposing but comfortable hut at the Teshio-dake trailhead. This large two-story log-building hut is free to stay, it has no warden and can sleep 40. You need to take your own bedding, food and cooking equipment. There is a camping area with taps and a toilet immediately outside. In the summer the hut is accessible by car, but in winter, it is a 9km skin along a mostly flat road to get to the hut (starting around here) – a sled is recommended.

  • Access to the hut in winter: In winter, the hut is mostly boarded up, but the door boards can be removed easily. Make sure to put the boards back in place after use.
  • Usage of the hut in winter: We called the Shibetsu Town Office before and after visiting the hut, to double-check whether the hut was indeed open for use during the winter. On both occasions, a representative confirmed that people were welcome to use the hut in winter. “Just make sure to return the window and door boards after use, and be cautious with the fireplace,” they said. I (Rob) pressed and asked if it was OK to post this on the Internet, and they said yes, “on the proviso that users understand that the town accepts no responsibility for any accidents or incidents associated with winter use of the road leading to the hut, and the hut itself.”
Capacity
Sleeps 40 people.
Official contact
Shibetsu City Asahi Subdivision – Office for Economy and Construction (Shibetsu-shi Asahi Sogo Shisho Keizai Kensetsu Ka) (士別市朝日支所経済建設課)
TEL: 0165-28-2121
URL: https://www.city.shibetsu.lg.jp/www/contents/1273200880015/index.html
Maintenance
Shibetsu City
士別市
Booking

No booking required, but please sign the logbook in the hut.

Hut Fees

Free to use – no hut fees required.

Facilities

Heating: There is a wood-burning stove inside the hut, with plenty of wood stacked outside on the left, right, and back sides of the hut. When we were there in February 2020, there was some kindling available, but we recommend packing fire lighters to assist in getting the stove going. As a courtesy to the next hut users, please stack some wood from outside into the boxes inside the hut. The stove is quite good in warming the hut in winter. In early 2019, Dominika mentioned “we woke up next to snow,” indicating the hut’s draft-proofing could have done with some work. However, we found the hut in 2020 to be quite well sealed. The stove can melt snow, and it can be used for basic cooking.

Water: In the non-winter months, water is available inside the hut. It is water from a nearby stream, so must be treated or filtered before drinking. In winter, snow has to be melted for drinking water (there is, however, a stream about 5 minutes walk/ski away).

Kitchen/cooking: There are a couple of large nabe pots, and a large kettle, but beyond this, there is no cooking equipment.

Bedding: There is no bedding provided.

Elecricity: There is no electricity.

Toilets: There are long-drop toilets outside the hut.

Cell reception: There is no mobile reception at the hut.

Hutkeeper

There is no hutkeeper.

Related Maps

Coming soon…

NOTE: For number references to official printed topographical maps, check the main route report ( coming soon ).

Special Teshio-dake Hütte  Hut Notes

The vast majority of huts in Hokkaido are 100% maintained through passionate volunteer time and effort. While the actual funding of the Teshio-dake Hutte comes from Shibetsu City, day to day maintenance often involves volunteers. If you make a visit, please give the place a clean, replace any firewood used with firewood stacked outside, and make sure to sign the guest book. Always leave a hut cleaner than you found it.

Teshio-dake Hütte Hut Trip reports

Coming soon.

Teshio-dake Hütte Hut Photo Gallery

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