Yubari-dake Hütte

夕張岳ヒュッテ
Hut fees to be paid
Has stove/heating
Has water source
Has toilets
Hutkeeper present
Mountain bike accessible

Posted on Mar 19, 2019
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The Yubari-dake Hutte (夕張岳ヒュッテ, capacity 30) is located about 20 minutes above the trailhead at the bottom of the Uma no Se trail. It was recently rebuilt by the members of the club that own it out of their own pockets and looks very comfortable. In 2018 it was available daily between the third Saturday in July and August 31, and on Saturdays in September. It has water (boil or filter) and a toilet, but no bedding or cooking utensils. There is a warden during July and August and there is a charge to stay overnight.

Extra research provided by Rob Thomson

Location

The Yubari-dake Hutte is located here, about 20 minutes beyond the end of the forestry road, at the bottom of the Uma no Se trail.

General notes

The Yubari-dake Hütte was recently rebuilt (in 2013 – details here) by the members of the Yupari Kozakura Association volunteer club that owns it and looks very comfortable. The cost of the rebuild was funded out of the association members’ own pockets – a total cost of 7,600,000yen (US$70,000) funded by 1210 donors. There is currently a hutkeeper present at the hut between the third Saturday in July and the end of August, and on weekends in September. Outside of these periods, the hut is available for use as an emergency hut. In winter, the forestry access road to the hut is not cleared. This would require between 8-14km of flat skinning to the hut, depending on winter road closures during any given winter season. See this draft ski touring route for details.

There is no food, gas, or other items for sale at the hut.

Capacity
Sleeps 30 people.
Official contact
Yubari City Education Committee (夕張市教育委員会)
TEL: 0123-52-3166
URL: https://www.city.yubari.lg.jp/shisetsuannai/bunkakyoiku/yubaridake/hyutte.html
Maintenance
Yupari Kozakura Association and Yubari City Education Committee
ユウパリコザクラの会・夕張市教育委員会
Booking

During the summer season, booking for individuals and groups smaller than 10 people is not required. Groups larger than 10 people are asked to book in advance. Out of the summer season, it is not possible to book in advance. It is also possible to camp next to the hut (500yen per person).

Hut Fees

1500yen per night for adults (middle school and older), 1000yen per night for elementary school children and younger. 500yen per person if camping next to the hut.

Facilities

Heating: Heating is via a large wood stove.

Water: There is piped water from a nearby stream. Water should be filtered or boiled before consuming.

Kitchen/cooking: There is a new outdoor communal kitchen facility next to the hut (completed in 2018). However, there are no pots, pans or cutlery for use by the general public.

Bedding: There is no bedding or mattresses available.

Elecricity: In the summer months, there is a solar system that provides lighting in the hut.

Toilets: Yes.

Cell reception: No.

Hutkeeper

There is currently a hutkeeper present at the hut every day between the third Saturday in July and the end of August, and on weekends in September. Outside of this period, there is no rostered hutkeeper present.

Related Maps

NOTE: For number references to official printed topographical maps, check the main route report ( Yubari-dake Day Hike ).

Special Yubari-dake Hütte  Hut Notes

The vast majority of huts in Hokkaido are 100% maintained through passionate volunteer time and effort. The Yubari-dake Hütte is a fine example of this. The hut itself was entirely paid for by Yupari Kozakura Association volunteer members. 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.

Yubari-dake Hütte Hut Trip reports

Yubari-dake Hütte Hut Photo Gallery

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Yubari-dake Hütte Difficulty Rating

Category

Grade

Points

Strenuousness

Vertical Gain

D

25

Time ascending

D

0

Technicality

Altitude

D

0

Hazards

D

Navigation

D

Totals

25/100

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