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Can you recommend any tour groups or outfitters?

by Kristen
(United States)

Hi! I am traveling to Tokyo in 3 weeks and would like to do some mountain climbing while in Japan. Can you recommend any tour groups or outfitters? I am not finding much online. I am most interested in climbing Mt. Oku-hotaka-dake & Mt. Yari-ga-take, Mt. Ontake-san, or Mt. Senjo-ga-take & Mt. Kai-koma-ga-dake. Thank you for your website, it is very informative!

Kristen
May 5, 2012

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Hi Kristen,

Thanks for your kind words. For me personally, it's still too early in the season for the alpine country, as I HATE hiking on snow. smiley

There are 2 outfitter sites listed on my Japan Links page, but unfortunately one has ceased operations & the other specializes in skiing/snowboarding.

Your best bet might be with one of my Facebook friends in Nagano Prefecture who's from Canada & whom I've never met, but apparently he does guiding, and posts some amazing climbing pics @ Facebook.

He also has email, but I'm not comfortable giving that out w/out his permission. With your kind permission, I'm happy to forward your email to him.

Best wishes !!

Cheers,
Gary

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Thanks Gary! I would be grateful if you would share my email address with the Nagano outfitter. And I will check out the websites you recommended. I didn't realize there was still so much snow in May/June, but I think that factors into why I am having difficulty finding a guided tour. Thank you again for all the information you have provided, and safe travels in your future!

Kristen

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One more link, Kristen:
http://www.evergreen-hakuba.com/
(see hiking/climbing links toward bottom of page)

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Thank you, Gary!  I emailed this group to see if I can do a multi-day hike with them. It looks like the perfect location.

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