Guidelines for safe Mountain Climbing

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Guidelines for Safe Mountain Climbing and Nature Conservation

The mountains of Japan are beautiful, but they are fragile due to soft soil that is sassily damaged. You are kindly requested to follow these requests to conquests to conserve the precious natural environment of the YATSUGATAKE while you enjoy safe mountaineering. Please enjoy the Alpine beauty to its fullest.


Stick to the trail and do not enter grass fields or trample


Take home all of your waste products including left-over food and cigarette butts.


Pitch your tent in the designated area only. *1

*1 The camp site cost is per person NOT per tent.


Check the courses times before leaving and allow yourself plenty of extra time.

The risk of lightning and likelihood that weather conditions will worse in the afternoon makes it advisable to start out and arrive early.

(Make sure you arrive at the hut by 4 p.m.) *2

(Groups that plan to stay should phone ahead in advance.)

*2 Map and compass are recommended.


Submit a climber registration form in case there is an emergency. Insurance is strongly recommended.


Don’t pick any of the plants. Its also prohibited to catch insects or animals.


Mountain huts above the tree line have scarce reserves of rain water. Please help them by conserving water and not polluting the water source.


It is strongly prohibited to build fires in the mountains.


Don’t use new trail markers, signs or other graffiti to mark the way.


Don’t feed wild animals. Don’t bring pets to the mountains.

◆In the unlikely event of serious accident occurring…

Phone the police (#110) (Contact the nearest mountain hut for help.)

(Inform them of the location, nationality and number of casualties and explain the situation.)

If a rescue operation is necessary the injured party will be liable for any costs incurred including the use of commercial helicopters.

  • Iodake Hut

    Iodake Hut
  • Neishidake Hut

    Neishidake Hut
  • Natsuzawa Kosen

    Natsuzawa Kosen